Museo de Ciencias Naturales
To further acquaint yourself with Ecuador’s flora and fauna, head to the curious natural-history museum, the Museo de Ciencias Naturales...
Parque La Carolina
North of the Mariscal lies the giant Parque La Carolina. On weekends it fills with families who come to pedal paddleboats, play soccer...
You can provide further fodder for your jungle fears with a visit to the Vivarium , home to 87 live reptiles and amphibians including...
Quito’s only late-night club, Blues is the place party-goers head at 3am. DJs spin electronica and rock (with live rock bands playing on...
La Paella Valenciana
Serves knockout Spanish seafood plates including excellent paella. Portions are gigantic.
Jardín Botánico information
The Parque la Carolina’s newest addition is the Jardín Botánico . With more than 300 plant and tree species from around Ecuador and an outstanding orquideario (orchid greenhouse) featuring nearly 1000 orchid species, it’s well worth the admission price. An ethno-botanical garden is also in the works.