Drinking & Nightlife

Ecuador's party scenes are contained in the big cities, with the exception of lively beach town Montañita on the west coast and to a lesser extent Baños – the gateway to the Amazon Basin. A small microbrewing scene is also bubbling away; beer fans should sample some pours at Montañita Brewing Company, Altar Cervecería in Quito, Cava Caran in Otavalo and Zarza Brewing Company in Loja.