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Parque Vulqano: Quito’s Fun Park (Ecuador Attractions for Kids)

Posted in: Ecuador Travel, Quito Ecuador

Did you know that there’s a fun park in Quito?

We had no idea. Some friends told us about it when we were talking about an upcoming trip. So, we made sure to check it out.

(You might also enjoy visiting Parque La Carolina and Parque El Ejido while in Quito.)

Parque Vulqano – Quito’s Fun Park

While there certainly isn’t any Disney World styled theme parks in Ecuador, there are a few amusement parks. This one is located at the foot of El TelefériQo in Quito.

parque-vulqano-quitoThe huge 30 foot banner above the ticket office declares: Entrada Gratuita (or Free Entry) – which is true. Well, it’s true if all you want to do is enter.

parque-vulqano-quitoThe park has rides and carnival style games of chance. Throw a ring around the bottle or show your strength with the hammer game… All the rides and games work on a swipe-card system, that is recharged (yup, not free) at a little stand under the huge “Gratuita” banner.

The location couldn’t be nicer (you can see Quito in the background). It is located at a high elevation so the view is amazing! It makes a nice diversion for the kids after a trip up El TelefériQo.

parque-vulqanoBy the way, it really is called (and spelled) Parque Vulqano. It’s sort of a blend of English and Spanish. In Spanish Volcano is volcán – so vulqano is a fabricated word.


parque-vulqanoA ride up the TelefériQo and visit to the fun park makes for a fun morning or afternoon with the family. Our daughter was delighted to spend time exploring here, and we really enjoyed it!

Will you included a visit to Parque Vulqano when you’re in Quito? Have you already been there? Tell us about it by commenting on this post.

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Bryan Haines is co-editor of GringosAbroad - Ecuador's largest blog for expats and travelers. He is a travel blogger and content marketer. He is also co-founder of ClickLikeThis (GoPro tutorial blog) and Storyteller Travel.

8 comments… add one
  • Emma Sinorides Mar 19, 2020, 3:49 am

    I have never been to Quito, but the pictures look beautiful! Can you share more articles & photos of Quito amusement parks?

  • Sinorides Jan 15, 2019, 4:31 am

    Hi Bryan,
    from your article, I know much more information about the Parque Vulqano Park and I am fairly willing to visit the park one day to experience these rides.
    Is there any other amusement parks in Ecuador?

  • Ali Brothers Feb 8, 2018, 4:26 am

    the park is so nice, full of fun.

  • liliana maria Jan 1, 2013, 5:16 pm

    buenas tardes… quiero saber que requisitos se necesitan paar obtener la tarjeta

    por su atencion y colaboracion muchas gracias


  • warry Jul 11, 2012, 4:37 pm

    Ecuador is the best place ever especially QUITO its WONDERFUL capital

  • David Akins Apr 12, 2011, 8:52 pm

    Bryan, Karen and I will return to Ecuador. I didn't get to meet you on our trip there last November. This time, we will arrive in Cuenca on May 31. We are packing up our condo in Jacksonville, Florida to rent our and have secured an apartment in Southwest Cuenca. Hopefully we will finally connect. Thanks for all the great posts. I really enjoy them.

    • Bryan Haines Apr 26, 2011, 3:04 pm

      Thanks for the feedback David. Glad to hear things are working out for you. We'll have to do coffee.

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