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Parque Vulqano – Quito’s Fun Park

While there certainly isn’t any Disney World styled theme parks in Ecuador, there are a few amusement parks. This one is located at the foot of El TelefériQo in Quito. The huge 30 foot banner above the ticket office declares: Entrada Gratuita (or Free Entry) – which is true. Well, its true if all you want to do is enter. The park is half rides and half carnival styled games of chance. Throw a ring on around the bottle or show your strength with the hammer game. All the rides and games work on a swipe-card system, that is recharged (yup, not free) under the huge banner.

It was virtually deserted the day we were there. The location couldn’t be nicer (you can see Quito in the background). It makes a nice diversion after a trip up El TelefériQo.

By the way, it really is called (and spelled) Parque Vulqano. It’s sort of a blend of English and Spanish. In Spanish Volcano is volcán – so vulqano is a fabricated word (or really bad spelling).






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Bryan is a journalist, photographer, expat and dad. He writes for Gringos Abroad (Ecuador travel and living) and Blogger Abroad (run an online business abroad). He also enjoys living in Southern Ecuador (South America) with his wife and daughter. Connect with Bryan on LinkedIn.

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{ 4 comments… add one }

  • liliana maria January 1, 2013, 5:16 pm

    buenas tardes… quiero saber que requisitos se necesitan paar obtener la tarjeta

    por su atencion y colaboracion muchas gracias


  • warry July 11, 2012, 4:37 pm

    Ecuador is the best place ever especially QUITO its WONDERFUL capital

  • David Akins April 12, 2011, 8:52 pm

    Bryan, Karen and I will return to Ecuador. I didn't get to meet you on our trip there last November. This time, we will arrive in Cuenca on May 31. We are packing up our condo in Jacksonville, Florida to rent our and have secured an apartment in Southwest Cuenca. Hopefully we will finally connect. Thanks for all the great posts. I really enjoy them.

    • Bryan Haines April 26, 2011, 3:04 pm

      Thanks for the feedback David. Glad to hear things are working out for you. We'll have to do coffee.


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