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PLAZA DE LA INDEPENDENCIA - PLAZA GRANDE, Visita Quito Ecuador

En el corazón del casco Colonial de Quito se encuentra la Plaza Grande o Plaza de la Independencia...

Carnaval de Guaranda

Al ritmo de coplas y canciones se enciende la “Fiesta Mayor”, la más popular y famosa de Guaranda y la provincia Bolívar. Declarado patrimonio intangible del Ecuador el 31 de octubre de 2002...

Montañita

Es Montañita realmente un balneario cosmopolita, pues durante todo el año existe gran afluencia de turistas provenientes de todas partes del mundo, que llegan atraídos por toda la gama de posibilidades de diversión y deportes que brinda esta localidad...

The History of the Middle of the World

The First Geodesic Mission arrived in Ecuador in 1736. It was undertaken by the Frenchmen Pierre Bouger, Luis Godin and Carlos Maria de la Condamine as well as the Spaniards Jorge Juan and Antonio de Ulloa and an Ecuadorian Pedro Vicente Maldonado. The purpose of their mission was to scientifically verify the roundness of the Earth...

7 DATOS QUE DEBES CONOCER SOBRE QUITO

Ubicado perfectamente en un valle alto en los Andes, la ciudad de Quito ofrece a los visitantes y residentes de la espléndida combinación de comodidades del primer mundo en un escenario de belleza natural y el encanto del viejo mundo. No sólo es la sede del gobierno de la Nación, pero Quito también sirve como la capital cultural de Ecuador...

WHAT IS A BLOG? / Hotel in Quito - Casa Joaquin Boutique Hotel

Introduction

So you’ve heard the term “blog” and you want to know what blogs are all about. Well you’ve come to the right place...

Playa Las Palmas, Esmeraldas

Las Palmas es un destino en auge que se está expandiendo rápidamente a lo largo de la costa ecuatoriana. Debido a que está ubicado a soló 10 minutos de la ciudad de Esmeraldas …

Foundation of Cuenca Day: November 3

Foundation of Cuenca is a public holiday in Ecuador. The Foundation of Cuenca on November 3, isn’t an official public holiday in Ecuador, but is widely observed in the country and especially in Cuenca. Cuenca is the third largest city in Ecuador and capital of the Azuay province. The center of the city is listed...

9 Best Things To Do in Baños, Ecuador

Our tour to the Amazon was chock full of new experiences. Besides sleeping in the Amazon jungle and visiting an indigenous community, we were also able to spend our final night in one of Ecuador’s most famous towns, known for its public hot baths. Here are some of the best things to do in Baños...

The Uniqueness of Ecuador’s Indigenous Markets

Ecuador is a small, vibrant country known for its beautiful lush rainforests and volcanic landscapes. Contained within these small borders are many different indigenous groups and cultures and their famous indigenous markets that contribute in making this country so unique. TripAdvisor No. 4 de 113 hoteles..

5 Reasons why travel is good for your family

Have you been putting off traveling with your family due to work obligations, finances, or some other reason? I’m going to show you 5 reasons why travel is good for your family. All of these reasons can apply whether you travel far or stay close to home. The point is…everyone benefits from a little getaway...

Are you a Traveller or a Tourist?

Waiting to be picked up for our jungle tour. While on the road we meet all kinds of people – beggars and backpackers, hotel owners and hippies, policemen and politicians, travellers and tourists. Sometimes it is not until you meet the people you know the most that you gain a perspective on what you are...

Health Benefits of Strawberries

The health benefits of strawberries include improved eye care, proper brain function, relief from high blood pressure, arthritis, gout and various cardiovascular diseases. The impressive polyphenolic and antioxidant content of strawberries make them good for improving the immune system, preventing against various types of cancers, and for reducing the signs of premature aging. These berries...

What is important when staying at a hotel?

Traditionally it is said that location, location and location are the three most important success criteria for a hotel – and that’s probably true. Nevertheless, in a comprehensive survey we recently conducted, our customers say that a good bed is as important as the location. It is the first time in our annual survey that...

Health Benefits of Banana

The health benefits of banana include helping with weight loss, reducing obesity, curing intestinal disorders, relieving constipation, and curing conditions like dysentery, anemia, tuberculosis, arthritis, gout, kidney disorders, urinary disorders, menstrual problems, and burns. They are also good for reducing blood pressure, protecting heart health, modifying the metabolism, improving the immune system, reducing the severity...

Día Mundial del Agua 22 de marzo

La humanidad necesita agua
Una gota de agua es flexible. Una gota de agua es poderosa. Una gota de agua es más necesaria que nunca...

10 PLANES PARA DISFRUTAR EL CARNAVAL QUITEÑO 2017

Rincones de la ciudad imperdibles para vivir planes al aire libre, deportivos, aventureros o llenos de cultura esperan por ti el 25, 26, 27 y 28 de febrero. Sí, la fiesta y la alegría del Carnaval llega a Quito con paseos, desfiles, exposiciones, presentaciones artísticas, fiestas populares y festivales....

Quito, Ecuador: The “Most Beautiful Big City In South America”

Why do I love Quito, Ecuador? The sweet-natured people…the extraordinary weather…the gorgeous scenery…the great restaurants, shopping, the first-class infrastructure and services…and, of course, the affordability…

Parque La Carolina / Atractivo de Quito - B&B Quito, Hostal, Hotel Quito

Ubicación: El parque está enmarcado por las avenidas Shyris, Eloy Alfaro, Amazonas y Naciones Unidas...

RESERVA ECOLÓGICA ANTISANA - 2/2 - HOSTAL QUITO - B&B QUITO CASA JOAQUIN

El nombre de la Reserva se debe al majestuoso volcán Antisana que en Cañari Antisana o Antizana (lengua materna) significa oscuro o cordero de montaña...

Fundación de Quito (6 de Diciembre de 1534)

El origen de Quito se remonta mucho antes del 6 de diciembre de 1534, cuando los primeros habitantes Quitu Cara poblaron la región oriental (faldas del Pichincha), de lo que hoy conocemos como Distrito Metropolitano de Quito...

The History of the Middle of the World

The First Geodesic Mission arrived in Ecuador in 1736. It was undertaken by the Frenchmen Pierre Bouger, Luis Godin and Carlos Maria de la Condamine as well as the Spaniards Jorge Juan and Antonio de Ulloa and an Ecuadorian Pedro Vicente Maldonado. The purpose of their mission was to scientifically verify the roundness of the...

The “colada morada” and the “guagua” are part of a typical, Ecuadorian tradition

Among the normal movement of the Quito’s urban center, few people can resist the temptation while passing before the delicious aroma and the appeal of colada morada and guagua bread, on display in a tiny, improvised stand outside of the Central Market. “Colada morada is an indigenous tradition of the Ecuadorian, Andean Region that is...

Zaruma Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Zaruma is one of the most beautiful cities in Ecuador, located in the province of El Oro and is the head of the namesake canton. Known for its colonial architecture, its gold mines, its friendly people and the beauty of its women that have made him the holder of several titles relieving their tangible and...

Quito Artisans

In addition to the well known colonial art-work produced by painters, carvers and metal-workers, there has been in Quito a tradition of craftsmanship in wood, silver and iron, gilding, pottery, and glazing. A porcelain factory was set up in the city in 1771, which produced such fine pieces and handicrafts that they could well have...

Quito, Ecuador: The “Most Beautiful Big City In South America”

Why do I love Quito, Ecuador? The sweet-natured people…the extraordinary weather…the gorgeous scenery…the great restaurants, shopping, the first-class infrastructure and services…and, of course, the affordability… It’s a city where you can still take a taxi anywhere in town for $1 to $5 and find a menú del día… usually a four-course meal of soup, salad, meat/rice/vegetables, dessert...

7 Reasons Why People Should Take a Group Tour

If you wish to inquire about the booking last minute, please contact us or Whatsapp messages: 00593/ (0)95880 6628 UTC/GMT-5 HOURS People often wonder what the best type of vacation is for them. Here we make the case for traveling with a group. Groups can consist of 10 people that you do know or 100...

What is the role of a tour guide?

A tour guide is a person who guides tourists around a particular place that they are visiting and offers them relevant information about the place. Tour guides must be able to interpret the natural heritage and cultural aspects of an area, as well as have the necessary qualifications issued by the appropriate authority to work...

Ecuador Facts

Ecuador’s name comes from the Equator, which divides it unequally, putting most of the country in the Southern Hemisphere. It may be the smallest Andean country, but it has four distinct and contrasting regions. The Costa, or coastal plain, grows enough bananas to make the country the world’s largest exporter of the fruit. The Sierra...

Papallacta Hot Springs – Ecuador Destinations

Papallacta is famous for its hot springs and thermal pools and its beautiful setting high in the hills. It’s an easy day trip from Quito, though you might want to stay longer if you intend to go hiking in the area. Papallacta is at an altitude of over 3000m, so it can be very cold...

Ambato fiesta de flores y frutas

Considerado como la culturización del Carnaval y ello ha permitido que la Fiesta adquiera mayor trascendencia a nivel nacional y mundial. Actividades como el Festival del Folklore y la Feria Taurina se han convertido en un referente importante en la región...

Que hacer en Quito: 10 Joyas de la Capital de Ecuador

Diez actividades que hacer en Quito, una vibrante capital que deslumbra con sus arquitecturas coloniales, paisajes naturales y oferta cultural...

La Virgen de El Panecillo, un mosaico de 7 000 piezas

Quizás una de las vistas más espléndidas de Quito proviene desde la cima de El Panecillo. Si bien se perfilan los edificios del norte. O el extenso valle de Tumbaco, rodeado de montañas orientales, mirar el Centro Histórico –como una inmensa maqueta de tejados, cúpulas, casas blancas y plazas- es un desafío a la memoria...

El Centro Histórico de Quito

El Centro Histórico es un amplio sector de la ciudad que fue levantado sobre las cenizas de la que fuera la capital de la mitad norte del Imperio Inca hasta que el General Rumiñahui la quemara hasta sus cimientos antes que entregarla a los conquistadores españoles...

RESERVA ECOLÓGICA ANTISANA - 1/2 - Hotel in Quito Ecuador, Casa Joaquin Hotel en Quito.

La Reserva Ecológica de Antisana alberga una gran diversidad de zonas de vida y se le considera uno de los diez “hot spots” del mundo por estar constituida en la cuenca alta del río Napo...

We are pleased to announce the launch of our new website!

After several months of hard work and dedication, we are thrilled to officially announce the launch of our new website. We invite you to visit us at www.hotelcasajoaquin.com. ...

Bolívar Theater

The Theater has a beautiful architecture and is a survivor of fire that almost destroyed it. The Bolivar Theater has a history of 75 years, history that whispers through the ashes. Bolivar Theatre was built in 1933 and sought to democratize culture. At that time there were only three theaters, admission to their events was...

What is the definition of excellent customer service?

In Quito, Casa Joaquin a “Accommodation with high quality guest service” Excellent customer service is defined as service that treats customers with a friendly attitude and tries to resolve their problem or question as efficiently as possible. Quality customer service has a big impact on customer-oriented businesses, and many employers ask potential employees about customer service...

Oswaldo Guayasamín Biography

Oswaldo Guayasamín, was born in Quito, the capital of Ecuador, on July 6, 1919. He graduated from the School of Fine Art in Quito as painter and sculptor. He carried out his first exhibit when he was 23, in 1942...

The Importance of Customer Service in the Hospitality Industry

Excellent customer service is vitally important in the hospitality industry. It’s the first point of contact, between for example, the hotel guest and the representative of the hotel. It is the first opportunity an establishment gets to impress and create a lasting great impression. Hotels and restaurants and everything in between in this type of...

Why book directly with Official Site Hotel Boutique Casa Joaquin / “Accommodation with high quality guest service”

10 reasons for Book directly with us online, by e-mail or telephone and we will guarantee the following benefits: 1. Best available rates, all included with no booking fees or hidden costs. 2. Exclusive WELCOME PACKAGE only valid on direct bookings. 3. Clear and flexible cancellation and payment policies. 4. Easy and secure booking 5...

19 Reasons you should never travel to Ecuador

1. Visiting a beautiful emerald crater lake and camp beside it, with stars as your ceiling? No, thanks! It sounds too risky. Photo: Cecilia Heinen 2. Probably even Charles Darwin regretted being surrounded by so much flora and fauna in Galapagos. Photo: A.Davey Photo: A.Davey 3. What about cultural diversity? Ecuador has more than 13...

Where is Ecuador located?

If you have questions about Ecuador, and if you’d like to request more information about our Casa Joaquin Hotel Boutique You can Contact us here: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or +593-2-2224791 This country is located on the northwestern coast of South America, with Peru bordering to the South...

The main responsibilities of a hotel receptionist.

Many people forget how important a receptionist is to a hotel. The value of a friendly and professional greeting cannot be ignored. Here are some of the main responsibilities of a hotel receptionist. Firstly and most importantly, a receptionist must greet and welcome guests as they...

Honeymoons in Ecuador / Casa Joaquín Hotel Boutique

Celebrate marriage or honeymoon in Ecuador is something magical that every couple should consider. Ecuador is a tourist destination romantic, exotic and for adventure in itself, for the reason that it is an important destination for nature and adventure, mega diverse in flora, fauna and culture. Its geography is ideal, in addition...

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