A Visit to Quito’s Parque La Carolina

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Are you planning a trip to Quito?

Spending time at a park is a great way to relax and get a feel for the culture. It’s also a wonderful way to help the kids unwind after spending time exploring the city.

(If you have kids you might also want to check out the fun park and the TelefériQo)

Parque La Carolina

When we arrived in Quito we were told we should check out Parque La Carolina and we are glad we did.This park is massive, and has a lot of wide open green space!

Parque-El-Jardin-Quito

There paddle boats, some playground equipment and a paved two lane trail winding throughout.

Parque-El-Jardin

Parque-El-Jardin-Quito

There is also a small restaurant right next to the paddle boats. And vendors selling snacks throughout the park.

Parque-El-Jardin-Quito

We were pleasantly surprised to find that there were small botanical gardens, and a little reptile zoo. We even got to hold a large snake!

Parque-El-Jardin-Quito

Parque-El-Jardin-Quito

Visiting the park was a very peaceful way to spend the day. We went with our daughter and she loved it!

Parque La Carolina and is located right across the street from a large shopping mall, which has a huge food court.

Parque-El-Jardin-Quito

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Since moving to Ecuador in 2009, Dena and Bryan have made their living as bloggers. Dena is a partner at Storyteller Media, a content marketing company for Canadian travel brands. She is a contributor to Bryan Haines and is co-founder of Click Like This - a photo tutorial blog.

5 comments… add one
  • Susy Gyuris May 12, 2011, 2:21 pm

    Looks so beautiful and peaceful. Where is it located?? Thanks.

  • lisa May 12, 2011, 1:46 pm

    Hi Guys. Beautiful park. Are there pine trees there? A couple of the shots could pass for western Canada. Did Drew try out a paddle boat? Nice shot of the 2 of you smiling as usual. 🙂 What is the spiky starfish shaped plant? Keep up the good work. Look forward to hearing from you.

    LIsa

    • Bryan Haines May 17, 2011, 12:14 pm

      You know, I don’t really know the types of trees. There are pine-type trees, but they are different too. The park is right in the middle of Quito – it doesn’t really feel like a city.

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