Quito, the capital city of Ecuador, has a unique quality that comes from its particular geographical setting. Surrounded by snow-capped volcanoes and Andean mountains, lies a cosmopolitan city evolving amid colorful neighborhoods that extend from the best-preserved historical center in Latin America to financial hubs, traditional and modern neighborhoods, parks, and valleys with their own microclimate.
Located on the equator – literally at the center of the world – Quito is the second highest capital city at an elevation of 2,850 meters above sea level, and the first city declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Biodiversity is a key feature of Quito and apparent across the city, creating a robust and vibrant quality of life full of abundance, and spring-like weather year-round. Its location allows for easy travel to the extraordinarily diverse regions of Ecuador, from the Amazonian basin to the cloud forests of the highlands to snow-covered mountain tops to the pristine beaches of the Pacific coast, all within a few hours journey.
Over the past two decades, Quito has steadily evolved over to become a hub for business and creativity, both in the region and around the world. Quito’s community continues to grow and thrive with highly-regarded international educational programs, a growing and exciting culinary scene, and a vibrant community of creatives providing a wide range of cultural experiences. Quito’s citizens enjoy an exceptionally high quality of life with easy access to excellent healthcare, low cost of living, low tax rates, and a welcoming and open environment for new business development.