100 Small Romantic
Hotels & Places
Come discover 100 of the most romantic small hotels and places in the world.
Founded in the 16th century on the ruins of an Incan city at the base of a volcano, the capital of Ecuador was designated a World Heritage site. The citation stated it had the best-preserved, least altered historic centre in Latin America. The monasteries of San Francisco and Santo Domingo, and the Church and Jesuit College of La Compañía, with their rich interiors, are pure examples of the ‘Baroque school of Quito’—a fusion of Spanish, Italian, Moorish, Flemish and indigenous art.
Descendants of prominent Ecuadorian families have opened their country estate haciendas–set in awesome high Andean landscapes–to travelers.
Travel 1.5 hours by canoe through the remote Amazon jungle to reach this lodge.