My Favorite Things to Do in Quito, Ecuador

Dear readers,

before I entered my writer’s block stage, I had been wanting to share my top things to do in Quito as a budget traveler. And now that I’ve recovered, I think it is time to get back on track. I was in Quito for only 3 days. It was the last stop in my Ecuador trip after the Galapagos Islands and my exploration in the coast. Nevertheless, that does not mean that my time in Quito was less interesting. I enjoyed every single moment of my stay and I want you feel the same, especially if your are a budget traveler like me. So, here are my top things to do in Quito:

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Barrio Las Peñas: The First Neighborhood in Guayaquil, Ecuador

Hey coffee and travel lovers, sorry for the absence! I’ve been pretty preoccupied with school lately and hadn’t had the time to really share more of my adventures. Anyways, since school now is officially over, I can finally continue writing about my travels in around Ecuador. So, let’s start off with one the of the prettiest neighborhood that I’ve stayed in and explored during my travels: Barrio Las Peñas.

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How I Only Spent $600 on The Galapagos Islands


One of the most asked questions after I came back from the Galapagos Islands was, “How much did it cost?”. As Galapagos is one of the top destinations in South America, I understand why people have the idea that the final price is more than what they are willing to pay; it’s basically the same idea for Machu Pichu and Patagonia. However, if you are willing to do a little more research and hard work, you will see that (just like any other place) there is a way to do the Galapagos Islands on a budget. I was there for 7 days and I managed to spend around 600 USD in total (including the 100 USD entry fee and 20 USD fee for the Transit Control Card). Curious on how I did it?

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The Only Guide You Need for Playa Los Frailes

During my travels along the coast of Ecuador, I came across the name of Los Frailes. Playa Los Frailes is basically a beach located in Machalilla National Park, and it is said to be one of the best beaches in Ecuador. This beach, however, seems to be very much underrated. So, I’m here to basically give you more information on Playa Los Frailes and how to get there.

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