The inside track
Juan David began his hospitality career in the Galápagos and is now operations manager at Casa Gangotena in Quito.
Bandidos del Páramo is a local craft beer brewery with more than 20 different beers. It’s got a lovely garden and it’s an LGBTQ+ friendly place to hang out with friends.
Café Vélez is a cute café and coffee roastery specialising in high altitude coffee and delicious pastries. You can also buy their coffee. I drink it every morning.
The Casa del Alabado Museum, just across the street from our hotel, houses one of the finest collections of pre-Colombian art from Ecuador, displayed in a sixteenth-century house.