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Security Guide for Quito, Ecuador: So you can reach your business goals safely.

1. Upon arrival to International Airport Mariscal Sucre.

The best transportation options to your hotel or other destination are:
  • Authorized taxis from lines or stands. Be sure to have the exact address of your destination
  • Airport bus from lines or stands will take you to 4 main points of the city.
  • If a prearranged driver is picking you up, make sure you have his name to avoid confusions.
  • Do Not use Uber from the Airport.

2. During your stay in Quito

General Security Recommendations
  • People on bikes or walking at night are a common target for armed robbery.
  • Try to use ATMS, only in banks or malls. Not on the streets.
  • Uber is the best option to move around the city.
  • Only buy food and drinks in restaurants, bars, hotels or supermarkets.
  • Avoid visiting parks at night. Its safer during the day.

3. Where to stay

Luxury Hotels
  • • W Marriott Hotel Quito, Avenida Francisco de Orellana 1172 Y. Phone No: 593/22972000
  • • Swissotel Quito, Av 12 de Octubre, y 1820. Phone No: 593/22567600
  • • Le Parc Hotel Boutique, Republica De El Salvador N34-349 Irlanda. Phone No: 593/22276800

Airbnb is also a good option in Quito.

Businness Hotels
  • Stubel Suites & Café Pasaje Stubel, #1, C/Rafael León Larrea. Phone No: 593 / 2 601 349
  • Reina Isabel, Av. Amazonas N23-44 y Veintimilla. Phone No: 593 / 2 2544 454
  • Hoteal Finlandia, Finlandia N35-129 y Suecia. Phone No: 593 / 2 382 0860

In case of emergencies Police: 593-2447070

Travel Security Strategies LATAM: +57 32 0490 46 49  – Jorge Mario Garcia


Embassy listing:

Hospitals in green zones
  • Hospital Metropolitano: Av Mariana de Jesús s/n y Nicolás Arteta.
  • Hospital de Los Valles: Av Interoceánica Km 12 1/2 y Florencia Cumbaya – Pichincha.

4. When leaving to the airport

The best option is Uber Black. If not, an authorized taxi called from your hotel or place where you stay.