Top Choice Lake in Quilotoa

Laguna Quilotoa

About 14km north of Zumbahua, the famous volcanic-crater lake of Laguna Quilotoa is a gasp-inducing sight. A lookout on the precipitous crater rim offers stunning views of the mirror-green lake 400m below and the sn…
Market in Saquisilí

Thursday Morning Market

The Thursday morning market in Saquisilí is one of the best in the central highlands. It’s a mostly authentic and fascinating place to observe the array of material goods that are part of everyday life in the area.
Market in Zumbahua

Saturday Market

Zumbahua has a wonderfully authentic Saturday market at which indigenous vendors from the mountains sell their wares. Check out the men on the south side of the market, who use old Singer sewing machines to tailor c…
Gallery in Tigua

Galería Arte de Tigua

The outstanding Galería Arte de Tigua and three other art galleries sell paintings and wooden masks at lower prices than those in Quito. If the gallery is closed poke around and ask for someone to open it (they will…