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.
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.
The 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.
The 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.
By 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.
A 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.