The oldest capital in South America stands among the Ecuadorian Andes. This beautiful, diverse city full of warm, creative and proactive people is a metropolis with its doors open to the world. It values its long history and looks to the future with drive and enthusiasm.
Its historical legacy made it the first city to be declared a World Heritage Site. It was also named a leading destination by the Tourism Oscars in 2019. Quito has been standing out more and more on the world stage through its conservation of historical relics and work towards future projects.
On the Pacific coast you will find Guayaquil, the largest city in Ecuador. This city of contrasts will engage you with countless fascinating places to discover, where colonial architectural style meets the modernity seen throughout the city.
Guayaquil has been working with passion and vision to become an excellent destination for travelers who come to attend meetings. The city has received the Leading Meetings and Conference Destination award several years in a row. In 2019 the city also received the Fiexpo Award in 2018 for being the largest-growing destination in Latin America and the world in terms of meetings and conferences. Additionally, the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) indicated that the city moved from 49th to 16th among 542 cities in Latin America, and from 464th to 143th place among 5,214 cities around the world.
The “Athens of Ecuador”, a World Heritage Site famous for its artists, artisanal products, rich traditions and gastronomy, has been recognized by the World Travel Awards as the best destination in South America for short vacations, and as a City Break destination. This destination should not be missed!
Cuenca is a place frozen in time, combining the charm of the past with the modernity of the present. With its colonial air, it attracts hundreds of visitors (nationals and foreigners) who are left in awe by the magic of this corner of the country.