Category Archives: Quito

otavalo - Win a Free Day Trip with Happy Gringo Travel

Win a Free Day Trip with Happy Gringo Travel

Starting today and continuing until next Monday, Happy Gringo Travel is offering a chance to see the different places around Quito for free. We are offering this promotion as part of a redesign of our website, and you should be aware that we ask that you give us permition to use videos from the trip and are comfortable travelling with others who join the fun. Keep reading for the trips and requirements for seeing the sights around the capital city.

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Lab - Off the Beaten Path Restaurants in Quito

Off the Beaten Path Restaurants in Quito

Quito’s restaurant scene has bloomed in the last decade and put the capital on the map as an international foodie destination. Across the city you can find curry, classic French , Ecuadorian fusion, Middle Eastern, and Vietnamese restaurants that are pushing the edge when it comes to dining out.

With the explosion of options comes new trends that spread through the city. One of these is the advent of the pop up restaurant. Keep reading for two of the hip pop up and off-the-beaten path restaurants to try while you are in town. Continue reading

bq - Fun, Cheerful, and Sophisticated-Three Places to Stay in Quito Before or After a Trip

Fun, Cheerful, and Sophisticated-Three Places to Stay in Quito Before or After a Trip

BoutiQuito Design Hostel

BoutiQuito is a vibrant hostel located at the top of Guapulo, one of the in-the-know neighborhoods in Quito for relaxing and enjoying a low-key evening with friends. The spacious rooms of the hostel offer comfort that is seldom found in Quito’s backpacker hostels; and amenities like the use of the large, clean kitchen and a common laptop make it a find.

BoutiQuito Hostel - Places to stay in Quito

BoutiQuito Design Hostel in Quito, Ecuador

What makes BuotiQuito stand out is the social scene of the hostel. The cozy, main room overlooks the valley of Quito, and the inviting couches around the fireplace lend themselves to catching up with fellow travellers or curling up with a book. The hostel serves breakfast for a fee, made with fresh ingredients to order by the staff.

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