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At the edge of historic San Roque, Sombreros López showcases the tradition of caring for genuine Montecristi Hats.
Activities
Kevin Wright

The Eternal Elegance of Montecristi Hats: A Tale of Craftsmanship and Persistence

Among aficionados of haute couture headwear, a legendary name stands out, synonymous with excellence and artisanal majesty: the Montecristi Golden or Montecristi fine 60 point. Known as the pinnacle of Toquilla Hats quality, these Montecristi hats are often mistakenly called Panama Hats. Yet, they are much more than just headwear; they are a testament to an art form perfected over generations.

The “60 point” isn’t just a number—it’s a promise of unparalleled delicacy in craftsmanship, with higher numbers boasting a weave that’s both denser and more sophisticated. The Montecristi Golden stands at the zenith of the artistry of the Sombrero de Paja Toquilla, offering not merely a sumptuous accessory but rather a wearable masterpiece that speaks volumes of a rich heritage and unmatched skill.

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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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cultural tour otavalo market
LocalExperiences
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
CityExploration
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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