Flavour with altitude
Quito, Ecuador


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.