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Traditional celebration in Quito: Holy Week
Activities
Samantha Lalangui

Celebrations in Quito and when they occur

Quito, the capital of Ecuador, is a city of history and culture. Its historic center was declared a World Cultural Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1978 and boasts numerous tourist attractions, including colonial churches, picturesque squares, and fascinating museums. But what makes Quito unique are its cultural celebrations. Throughout the year, traditional festivities showcase the best of Ecuadorian culture. Let’s explore some of Quito’s most notable celebrations and how you can be part of them.

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Woman showcasing textiles during cultural tour in Otavalo.
Travel tips
Samantha Lalangui

Ultimate Travel Guide to Imbabura Ecuador

Imbabura, a province located in northern Ecuador, is a destination that enchants visitors with its rich geographical, cultural, and natural diversity. Known as the “Province of the Lakes,” Imbabura stands out for its impressive lagoons, majestic mountain landscapes, and rich indigenous heritage reflected in its traditions and festivities.

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San Francisco Plaza viewed from Casa Gangotena Boutique Hotel, Quito
Travel tips
Samantha Lalangui

Quito Metro: Everything you need to know

The Quito Metro improves mobility for foreigners and locals by offering an efficient alternative to private transport, reducing road congestion, and enabling fast and direct travel.

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Historic street view of Hotel Quito with Casa Gangotena Boutique and iconic cathedral in the background.
Travel tips
Samantha Lalangui

Small towns vs big cities

Choosing between visiting a big city or a small town during a trip can be crucial in determining the experience you wish to have. Each destination type offers distinctive features that appeal to different travelers. There is no right choice – it depends on your preferences and travel objectives. We’ll

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Couple exploring near Casa Gangotena Boutique Hotel in Quito.
Activities
Samantha Lalangui

Quito vs Guayaquil? Which City is Better for your Stay?

Which city should you visit in Ecuador, Quito or Guayaquil, and what unique experiences do each destination offer? Explore the wonders of Quito and Guayaquil, two of Ecuador’s most enchanting cities. Quito, known as the “Carita de Dios” or Face of God, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site with a

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Stunning antisana landscape at sunset, showcasing the beauty near Casa Gangotena, a premier Boutique Hotel in Quito.
Activities
Samantha Lalangui

Avenue of The Volcanoes in Ecuador: The Ultimate Guide

Ecuador’s “Avenue of Volcanoes” presents a stunning panorama, a geological masterpiece etched along the spine of the Andes Mountains. This captivating region, lined with towering, majestic volcanoes, forms a breathtaking corridor that showcases the raw and powerful beauty of nature. Why is it called the Avenue of Volcanoes? The “Avenue

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Traditional celebration in Quito: Holy Week
Activities
Samantha Lalangui

Celebrations in Quito and when they occur

Quito, the capital of Ecuador, is a city of history and culture. Its historic center was declared a World Cultural Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1978 and boasts numerous tourist attractions, including colonial churches, picturesque squares, and fascinating museums. But what makes Quito unique are its cultural celebrations. Throughout the year, traditional festivities showcase the best of Ecuadorian culture. Let’s explore some of Quito’s most notable celebrations and how you can be part of them.

Read More »
Couple exploring near Casa Gangotena Boutique Hotel in Quito.
Activities
Samantha Lalangui

Quito vs Guayaquil? Which City is Better for your Stay?

Which city should you visit in Ecuador, Quito or Guayaquil, and what unique experiences do each destination offer? Explore the wonders of Quito and Guayaquil, two of Ecuador’s most enchanting cities. Quito, known as the “Carita de Dios” or Face of God, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site with a

Read More »
Stunning antisana landscape at sunset, showcasing the beauty near Casa Gangotena, a premier Boutique Hotel in Quito.
Activities
Samantha Lalangui

Avenue of The Volcanoes in Ecuador: The Ultimate Guide

Ecuador’s “Avenue of Volcanoes” presents a stunning panorama, a geological masterpiece etched along the spine of the Andes Mountains. This captivating region, lined with towering, majestic volcanoes, forms a breathtaking corridor that showcases the raw and powerful beauty of nature. Why is it called the Avenue of Volcanoes? The “Avenue

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Traditional sweets from Quito showcased at Casa Gangotena Boutique Hotel.
Activities
Christopher Klassen

Quito Old Town for Families

Quito old town for families, fun facts in each corner, traditional candy, museums, gaames and fun explorations through the city.

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Andean Salad Cocina Mestiza at Casa Gangotena - Boutique Hotel Quito Culinary Experience.
Gastronomy
Isabel Espinoza

What is Cocina Mestiza?

Cocina Mestiza represents the unique blend of two cultures at different times in history – a tribute to Ecuador’s European heritage.

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Dedicated kitchen team at Casa Gangotena Boutique Hotel in Quito.
Gastronomy
Christopher Klassen

Meet the team: Nelsinho

Nelsinho is part of our restaurant staff. Learn more about the people that make Casa Gangotena Boutique Hotel more than just a place to stay.

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Fresh coffee beans in Casa Gangotena Boutique Hotel in Quito.
Gastronomy
Christopher Klassen

Old Town’s Best Coffee Spots

Find out where the Old Town’s best coffee spots are so you can get your caffeine kick, with history and cultural lessons thrown in to boot.

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Elegant bar interior showcasing the luxurious ambiance of Casa Gangotena Boutique Hotel in Quito.
Gastronomy
Christopher Klassen

The Bar at Casa Gangotena

The bar at Casa Gangotena is the kind of place where you come to relax after a beautiful day of exploring Quito’s Old Town and surroundings.

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Woman showcasing textiles during cultural tour in Otavalo.
Travel tips
Samantha Lalangui

Ultimate Travel Guide to Imbabura Ecuador

Imbabura, a province located in northern Ecuador, is a destination that enchants visitors with its rich geographical, cultural, and natural diversity. Known as the “Province of the Lakes,” Imbabura stands out for its impressive lagoons, majestic mountain landscapes, and rich indigenous heritage reflected in its traditions and festivities.

Read More »
San Francisco Plaza viewed from Casa Gangotena Boutique Hotel, Quito
Travel tips
Samantha Lalangui

Quito Metro: Everything you need to know

The Quito Metro improves mobility for foreigners and locals by offering an efficient alternative to private transport, reducing road congestion, and enabling fast and direct travel.

Read More »
Historic street view of Hotel Quito with Casa Gangotena Boutique and iconic cathedral in the background.
Travel tips
Samantha Lalangui

Small towns vs big cities

Choosing between visiting a big city or a small town during a trip can be crucial in determining the experience you wish to have. Each destination type offers distinctive features that appeal to different travelers. There is no right choice – it depends on your preferences and travel objectives. We’ll

Read More »
Stunning antisana landscape at sunset, showcasing the beauty near Casa Gangotena, a premier Boutique Hotel in Quito.
Activities
Samantha Lalangui

Avenue of The Volcanoes in Ecuador: The Ultimate Guide

Ecuador’s “Avenue of Volcanoes” presents a stunning panorama, a geological masterpiece etched along the spine of the Andes Mountains. This captivating region, lined with towering, majestic volcanoes, forms a breathtaking corridor that showcases the raw and powerful beauty of nature. Why is it called the Avenue of Volcanoes? The “Avenue

Read More »
Breathtaking view of Quito with the Andes Mountains near Casa Gangotena Boutique Hotel.
Travel tips
Kevin Wright

Things to Do in Quito

Find out about the most recommended activities when visiting the capital of Ecuador in this comprehensive blog covering things to do in Quito!

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