The city is located in the Andes mountain range, surrounded by twelve volcanoes, amongst them: Pichincha, Cotopaxi, Antisana and Cayambe, forming a majestic geographic backdrop.
Quito therefore is the result of human effort within an imposing landscape, resulting in a unique ensemble of architecture and rugged nature.
Your passport’s validity date
Bring small change / small bills
There is a 12% Value Added Tax (IVA) for all consumer products, hotels and restaurants.
Personal items and medicines
Where to go if I need a doctor?
There are also the following public hospitals that form part of the National Social Security Service, where you can get attention for none or little cost: Hospital Eugenio Espejo, Hospital del Sur, Hospital Carlos Andrade Marín.
How to keep safe in Quito?
When to tip
How to move around the city?
This system includes the following services:
- Trolebús: operates along 10 de Agosto Avenue from 4:00 am until 1:30 am.
- Ecovía: operates along 6 de Diciembre Avenue from 5:00 am until 12:00 am.This is the line closest to the locations of most BAQ events.
- Metrobús-Q operates along América Avenue from 4:00 am until 1:30 am.
The cost of the ticket for the Sistema Integrado de Transporte Municipal and all other bus networks in the city is USD$0.25 cents.
The local official taxi systems operate with yellow cabs, with a minimum fare of USD$1,50. The fare is determined by a meter that starts marking $0.50. Quito also counts with ride hailing companies such as Uber and Cabify which work through their standard apps.
The cost of the taxi transfer service from and to the airport is USD$30,00 .