Quito

Quito, Ecuador

At an elevation of 9,350 feet (2,800 meters above sea level) and surrounded by huge peaks, Quito is the highest official capital city in the world. The city's Old Town is a must-see, a Unesco World Heritage site packed with colonial monuments and architectural treasures. Wandering about the cobblestone plazas and passing churches and cathedrals that date back to the early 16th century makes you feel like you are back in time.

Women digital nomads should keep their wits about when traveling around in Quito. The city has its share of robberies and petty crimes, and many of the city's streets can feel dodgy after dark and on Sundays. The area with the most guesthouses, restaurants and nightlife, the Mariscal Sucre, remains a target for muggers and pickpockets. Be careful of fake taxis that resemble the official taxis.

Cost of living in Quito is one of the lowest for a capital city in South America. "New towns" like El Marsical or Gringo Town has many eating and drinking establishments with strong wifi connections.

June to September has the best weather due to less rain and warmer, clearer days. October to May is slightly cooler but rainer, and the tourists have left the city.

Coworking Spaces in Quito

ImpaQto

ImpaQto

N34- y del, Av República de El Salvador

La Casa Mutante

La Casa Mutante

Valladolid e13 66 and pontevedra

Cafes with wifi

Don't want to work at a coworking space? Check out these cafes with wifi instead.

Places to exercise

Yoga

AUMAU YOGA

Quito's first English-speaking yoga community.

Parque La Carolina

Parque La Carolina

Outdoor jogging at the 165.5-acre park in the centre of the Quito central business district. Workout areas with exercise equipment. Crowded during weekends.

Gym

Lift Gym

Well-equiped gym geared towards expats and travelers, run by expats.