About Quito


Let's have a look around into background of Quito
  • Region: Pichincha
  • Country: Ecuador
  • Latitude: -0.2166667
  • Longitude: -78.5
  • Time zone: America/Guayaquil
  • Current time zone offset: UTC/GMT -5 hours

Weather in Quito

  • Climate: Marine West Coast Climate
  • Best Time to Visit: December to May

Location

Quito formally San Francisco de Quito, is the capital city of Ecuador, and at an elevation of 2,850 metres (9,350 ft) above sea level, it is the second highest official capital city in the world after La Paz, Bolivia and the one which is closest to the equator. With a population of 2,671,191 according to the last census (2014), Quito is the second most populous city in Ecuador, after Guayaquil.

Distance from Quito center to Airport

The closest major airport to Quito, Ecuador is Mariscal Sucre International Airport (UIO / SEQM).

  • Driving Distance: 7 miles / 11 km
  • Driving Time: 16 Minutes
  • Languages: Spanish followed by Achuar-Shiwiar being the most widely spoken languages.

Modes of transport

  • Airport: Mariscal Sucre International Airport
  • Rail: Empresa de Ferrocarriles Ecuatorianos.
  • Road: Bus: MetrobusQ Network.

Customs and Tipping

For Restaurants and Bars:

  • Waitress and Bartender – 10 – 15 % of the Bill.

For Hotels:

  • Room Service: $5 Minimum
  • Housekeeper: $1 - $2 per Day
  • Concierge: Between $5 - $20

Valet Parking:

  • Parking or Returning Car: $2 - $3

Nearby Tourist Cities

  • Sangolqui,
  • Machachi,
  • Cayambe

Emergency Contact Numbers in Quito city

  • Fire / Police/ Ambulance: 911
  • Railroad:  888-589-7245
  • Airport: +593 2-395-4200 (Mariscal Sucre International Airport)
  • Hospital: +593 2-399-8000 (Hospital Metropolitano)

Events

  • Fiestas de Quito
  • Carnival
  • Semana Santa

Tourist Attractions

  • Carondelet Palace
  • Basilica del Voto Nacional
  • Cathedral of Quito

Theatre & Concerts

  • Cinemark Ecuador Oficina Corporativa
  • Cinemark - IMAX
  • Teatro Sucre

Visit Top Restaurants in Quito

  • Casa Gangotena
  • Zazu
  • Osaka

Top Shopping Centers in Quito

  • Quicentro Shopping
  • El Condado Shopping
  • Mall El Jardin

Museums, Galleries and Gardens

  • Museo de Arte Contemporaneas
  • Museo de la Ciudad
  • Museo Nacional del Banco Central del Ecuador

Iconic Delicacies of Iconic Restros

  • Lamb Stew – Cafeteria Fabiolita
  • Pasta – Cafe San Blas
  • Corvina – Las Corvinas de Don Jimmy

Sports Club

  • L.D.U. Quito – Football
  • C.D. El Nacional – Football
  • C.D. Universidad Católica del Ecuador – Football

Shelling Out Dollars

  • Imported beer: $ 2.98
  • Taxi: $ 0.50 (base price)
  • 3 BHK (Downtown): $ 782.14
  • Cheap meal: $ 4.00
  • Gasoline: $ 0.41 / litre
  • 3 course meal: $ 35.00
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