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Best things to do in Esmeraldas Province

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Museum
“Go To the Equator and Have a Laugh at Its Quirky Attractions La Mitad del Mundo (the Middle of the World) is one big tourist attraction near Quito. This is where the equator passes through Ecuador. It’s all at latitude zero, just north of Quito. Is Going To the Equator Really Worth It? The equator attractions are completely touristy, out of the way from central Quito, and the main monument isn’t even actually on the equator. Despite these downsides, going to the equator can still be a quirky and fun thing to do in Quito. It’s a half-day diversion outside of the city. For those with only one day or two days in Quito, perhaps the equator attractions could be something to skip. But if you’re in Quito for more than a few days, it’s almost necessary to add it to your Quito itinerary. Come see what all the fuss is about and snap a few equator-selfies! A pathway leads to the Mitad del Mundo equator monument Understand there are two separate Quito equator attractions: Ciudad Mitad del Mundo, Museo Solar Intiñan Quito Equator Attraction #1: Ciudad Mitad del Mundo The equator monument at Ciudad del Mundo isn't actually on the equator as proven by GPSMitad del Mundo is the location of the main equator monument and that big yellow equator line to snap an equator selfie on top of. Just realize that modern GPS technology shows that the monument was actually erected about 230 meters south of the actual equator. Oops! They haven’t changed the line, nor is there any mention of the inaccuracy at the famed monument. It’s close enough. The monument here is the main attraction. But there’s an entire “equator city” that surrounds it. That’s known as the Ciudad Mitad del Mundo (Middle of the World City). Here, visitors will find loads of tourist shops, cafes, a planetarium, a train ride, and other little attractions.”
53 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Bus stop on the same block, it will take you 45 min to 1 hour to get there for $0.45 USD/trip”
11 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“A great place for restaurants, shopping, groceries and entertainment. 15 minutes away. ”
5 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“This is one of the places on the planet where you can be in two hemispheres at once!”
12 locals recommend
Museum
“ok this is the REAL half of the world museum. Go and try all the scientific tests to PROVE that the earth behaves differently from each side of the hemisphere. ”
6 locals recommend
Establishment
“Main bus station the north of Quito where to take the bus to Otavalo or Carchi”
7 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Un lugar muy acogedor con varias atracciones y lugares para el esparcimiento en la ciudad de Esmeraldas”
2 locals recommend
Park
“La reserva Ecologica Cotacachi cayapas cuenta con la hermosa laguna de cuicocha al pie del volcan Cotacachi, los visitantes pueden optar por el uso canoas o caminatas alrededor de la laguna.”
2 locals recommend
Mountain
“Único crater activo con población y cultivos, hermoso y misterioso paisaje, fauna y flora endémica, puesto de artesanías.”
4 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“Es un supermercado céntrico a 20 min del departamento (también puede ir en bus, en la ruta "Club Pacifico 1") tiene todo lo que le haga falta para su estadía a cómodos precios y en presentaciones pequeñas.”
2 locals recommend
Stadium
“Para los amantes del futbol, pueden ir al estadio de uno de los mejores equipos del Ecuador en partidos internacionales y locales.”
3 locals recommend
Establishment
“Established in 1947 Quito Tenis and Golf Club is considered the number 1 spot for golf. Holes: 18 Par: 72 Length: 7373 yards Slope: 130”
2 locals recommend
Museum
“A great experience! You will learn a lot about the culture, a painter here with his works, as well as local traditions. Worth every cent of the $3 entrance fee. ”
4 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
1 local recommends
Restaurant
1 local recommends
Shopping Centre
“Uno de los centros comerciales mas grandes de Quito. Se puede encontrar tiendas, restaurantes, cafeterias, supermercado.”
3 locals recommend