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Pichincha, Ecuador

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Pichincha is a province of Ecuador located in the northern sierra region; its capital and largest city is Quito. It is bordered by Imbabura and Esmeraldas to the north, Cotopaxi and Santo Domingo de los Tsáchilas to the south, Napo and Sucumbíos to the east, and Esmeraldas and Santo Domingo de los Tsáchilas to the west.Prior to 2008, the canton Santo Domingo de los Colorados was part of the Pichincha Province. It has since become its own province, Santo Domingo de los Tsáchilas.Administrative divisionsThe province is divided into eight cantons.
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  • I climbed the Rucu Pichincha volcano from Quito's cable car in April 2017. I was alone and like many, I had read some reviews about climbing this volcano being dangerous with a risk of robbery. I can ...  more »
  • A great landscape near the city. I uploaded it several times, and on this occasion we initiated in the Guagua Pichincha, to the South West, reaching Summit of Rucu Pichincha.
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  • Took a taxi from Plaza San Blas for usd 4 to the cable car station. Ticket for a roundtrip costs usd 8.5, the ride uphill to approx 4'050masl takes almost 20mins and then you're ready to start your hi...  more »

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Most visitors to Quito choose to stay in La Mariscal, a touristy neighborhood filled with guesthouses, restaurants, and bars. This area is also the town's nightlife hub, drawing a young crowd of revelers from around the world. If you prefer less noise, look for a bed in La Foresta, a quieter and less crowded alternative just a few blocks away from popular entertainment opportunities. For upscale sleeping options head to the old town, boasting many of Quito's top hotels in some of its prettiest buildings.
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