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- 94%Local Culture
- 94%Budget Travelers
- 72%Business Travelers
- 72%Family Travelers
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- La MariscalNov 06, 2013
This is supposedly the "tourist area" of Quito, and the larger streets are lined with fancier shops. There are quite a few hostels in this area, and quite a few night clubs. I stayed in the area one night and was warned by several locals to only carry as much cash as I needed, since stick-ups were common. Though the streets were filled with young people in groups and couples, there were few or no police about--be careful, especially late at night. Read more about Quito and the Galapagos at 1Woman1World1Year.blogspot.com.Recommended for:
- La MariscalMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 2Jul 11, 2013
If you're like me and feel a sense of pride from getting "off the beaten path," it's tempting to avoid a place known to locals as "Gringolandia," but it really is the most convenient place to stay if you're visiting Quito, and you'll find it's also a lot of fun. La mariscal is a one shop stop for lodging, food, guides and souvenirs and is the perfect base for exploring quito and its surroundings. There's a huge variety of bars, restaurants and nightclubs here, and most are frequented by both locals and tourists alike, which sort of surprised me at first, as I figured most locals would want nothing to do with tourists--but that's really not the case here (just watch out for gringueros--local men looking to pick up foreign women). While it's generally on the safer side, as a woman, I tried to avoid walking alone after dark. When in doubt, take a cab.Recommended for:
- La MariscalMay 31, 2013
La Mariscal called by the young quitenos La zona. Travelers the world over through this exciting, seductive and fun neighborhood, you will find hotels, chic boutiques, Spanish schools, dance academies, internet cafes museums, restaurants, travel agencies and cultural centers, and also La Mariscal has a nightlife.
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- La MariscalMember ofLocal CultureBusiness TravelersWellness+ 4Jul 03, 2012
This trendy and lively area is essentially the entertainment district of Quito. It offers several, restaurants, bars, internet cafes, stylish shops and weekly lively music at the ‘Plaza El Quinde’Recommended for: