Those looking to escape the capital city do not have to venture far: Enveloped by a stunning landscapes of golden grasslands, volcanic peaks and plunging valleys, Quito makes journeys from its bustling borders both convenient and plentiful. On weekends quiteĂ±os flee the city to soak in Papallactaâ€™s thermal springs or take a family trip to the pretty pueblos dotted along the quietly quaint Valle de los Chillos.
Many travelers optimize their stay in Quito by taking day trips to Quitoâ€™s surrounding region. In less than two hours, travelers can transport themselves to the tranquility of the pretty pĂˇramo. Adrenaline-seekers can take their pick of a variety of volcanoes, including the ultimate rush of conquering the perfectly conical Cotopaxi.
The hot springs are the main attraction at Papallacta. Just behind the Termas de Papallacta hotel and spa (which has its own, private hot springs), these pools are heated by the Antisana Volcano, and
Papallacta, Near Quito, Quito, Ecuador
Papallacta, located approximately 60 kilometers east of Quito, is best known for its magnificent volcanic hot springs. Nevertheless, there is a rewarding three-hour hike through pĂˇramo and patches
An ecological paradise in the middle of the cloud forest, wonderful waterfalls and hike trips to enjoy the mountain and the river. You can stay in your own camping area. There is a modern restroom.