Quito, Ecuador Travel Guide Last Updated: Dec 2021

Quito is known for its high altitude and spring-like weather all year round, and both of these things combine to make the place a bit exotic, especially compared to other large cities in South America. It’s also a hub and starting point for those planning a visit to the Galapagos Islands.

Why Visit Quito

Quito Facts

Population 1,400,000
Area 1,900,000
Timezone UTC-5
Currency US dollar
Airports Mariscal Sucre International Airport (UIO)

Where to eat and drink in Quito

Budget breakfastIf your hotel doesn't include breakfast you'll be able to find local places serving great budget options.$2.00 - $4.00
Budget lunchFollowing the locals will lead to filling combo plates like chicken and rice for very little money.$3.00 - $5.00
Budget dinnerProper restaurants in Quito have a great price range, and those on a budget should skip the touristy places.$4.00 - $9.00
Beer (.33l bottle)Pilsener is the name of the local lager and it's cheap most places in Quito.$1.00 - $2.00
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When to visit Quito

Temperature and rainfall

Month High F Low F Precip (inches)

Quito Weather advice

Sunrise and sunset

21 Mar6:18am6:24pm
21 Jun6:13am6:19pm
21 Sep6:04am6:10pm
21 Dec6:08am6:16pm

Where to stay in Quito

Quito Hotel Seasons

Quito Hotel Prices

Rating Price(USD)
starstarstarstarstar12.00 - 20.00
starstarstarstarstar36.00 - 51.00
starstarstarstarstar28.00 - 87.00
starstarstarstarstar46.00 - 112.00
starstarstarstarstar159.00 - 284.00
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Quito Hostel Prices

Type Price(USD)
Hostel Bed6.00 - 12.00

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