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Top Choice Cemetery in Tulcán

Cementerio de Tulcán

Who would have thought the coolest thing you may see in Ecuador would be a cemetery? A maze of cypress trees – sculpted into bulbous, pre-Columbian totems, mythological figures, animals and geometric shapes – lines …
Cafe in Tulcán

Cafe Tulcán

A popular and modern spot serving up sandwiches, coffee and cake since 1945. Treat yourself to an ice-cream ($2 to $3) too. Jose, the third-generation owner, is kind as can be.
Market in Tulcán

Mercado Plaza Central

This block-long, well-ordered covered market is an excellent place for a meal. Order from one of the comedores and get a fruit juice from a vendor in their respective sections, before grabbing a table or space in th…
Chinese in Tulcán

Pak Choy

Spiffily dressed waiters in black vests and ties serve up basic Chinese fare in an upscale (for Tulcán), split-level dining room. Located on the ground floor of the Palacio Imperial Hotel.
Burgers in Tulcán


A popular greasy spoon serving burgers, hot dogs and fried chicken. In a town famous for 'burguers,' here's a brand name.
Karaoke in Tulcán

Pianoteka Andres

You're stuck in Tulcán for the night, right? Why not enjoy a bit of a singalong in Hotel Sara Espindola?