Carnaval - Ecuador

Carnaval is celebrated in February or March (the week before Lent) and ends on Ash Wednesday. Ecuador has a unique version of Carnaval, nothing compared to other countries celebrations: children and teenagers love it!

They celebrate it throwing balloons filled with water, bags filled with flour, water weapons and anything (even eggs) that may make others look messy. Great fun!


“Desfile de carros alegoricos – Carnaval 2011” by MunicipioPinas. CC2


Plaza Grande

Hotel Plaza Grande has an ideal location on Quito’s central square, surrounded by iconic buildings including the Metropolitan Cathedral, Government Palace, the Archbishop’s Palace and the modern City Hall. It was one of the first hotels to be opened in...

Patio Andaluz

Wonderfully positioned within the heart of the colonial old town of Quito, this 31-room property fits in well with its surroundings. The suites are set over two levels to give you an extra feeling of space, and all rooms have...

Casa Gangotena

This colonial mansion looks imposing, but it is a welcoming boutique property that melds contemporary design with period antiques and fine furnishings. Take in the atmosphere of the wood-panelled library as you look out over Plaza San Francisco.  

Mansion del Angel

This former mansion, built in the 19th century, overlooks Alameda Park and is a 10-minute walk from Quito´s historic center. The hotel has been restored in its original charm. The large and spacious rooms and suites all feature a unique...

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