Nightclubs and bars in Ecuador

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    Cafe Nectar, 2nd Floor: Mellow Jazz by The Jazz Society of Cuenca

    by wrldtrvlr3341 Updated Nov 25, 2012

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    Nectar is a vegetarian Restaurant by day, located in a charmic historic building with artists sketches on the wall for sale. On weekends at night, this charming location becomes a jazz club with an array of international musicians playing mellow jazz. Wine and mixed drinks, as well as light fare are available at reasonable prices. It's in the heart of the historic district, but watch carefully, you make just walk by, the sign is small, the jazz is big.

    Dress Code: Casual dress.

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    camping in the stars: too much to see early to stay up late

    by richiecdisc Updated Nov 19, 2007

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    I’m sure Ecuador’s big cities have some great nightlife and I guess when I was younger I might have succumbed but now older and wiser I choose to enjoy early morning for taking photos in nature’s best light. Then again, maybe that’s why I’ve been traveling in South American since 1999 and never had one problem. I’m generally in my room by nine or ten at the very latest. But for those who can’t help but dance, Quito’s New Town has its share of clubs and they’ll find them without my help. I do enjoy a beer or local cocktail now and again but for my money I’d rather see a great sunrise like this one on Sincholagua.

    Dress Code: I did have a few drinks in both Quito and Cuenca and those tips will appear on those pages. In general, South American's are better dressers than their North American counterparts. Of course, backpackers are always forgiven but try and wear the best you have even if you still look like a ragamuffin next to the locals. ;)

    Sincholagua at 5, that's AM of course
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    Papaya.net: checking e-mail

    by swinny Written Aug 25, 2004

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    If you're like me and like to check e-mail while you're traveling, Papaya.net, located in them middle of Mariscal Sucre across the street from the Magic Bean, is the best place in town. They have a ton of computers, it's dirt cheap, and they have good food and drinks. At night, the place is often packed with travelers and the music is great. Outside of the nightclubs, this is the place to see and be seen.

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    party time in banos

    by andycandy Updated Aug 4, 2004

    Banos is a great town. It is a launching place for excursions into the Amazon basin. I didn't do that, but I did go rafting on the river....highly recommended.

    There are very fun bars with lots of friendly people. Great music! It was my birthday, so I was fairly well lubricated....here is a pic, wish I could remember the name of the club ( I think it was Macombos - note the sign in the pic), they played GREAT music. House music with wooden flutes mixed in...sounds werid, but was great to do the white-man-overbite to. They served some blue drink that seemed to only be consumable when it was on fire...

    Banos was the best place to buy Ecuadoran clothes...

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  • City center: Cuenca by night

    by CaptainAmerica Updated May 4, 2004

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    Wandering along the streets of Cuenca by night is just terrific. The city is so gorgeous with all the churches and monuments enlighted! If your hotel or restaurant has a terrace, don't miss this tremendous spectacle.

    Cuenca by night

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  • General tip: Best spots with locals

    by CaptainAmerica Written May 4, 2004

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    My best experiences having parties with locals were Banos and Cuenca (we met really friendly and crazy people).
    But Quito and Guayaquil's nightlike is well reknown, with a lot of nightclubs, but I cannot tell personally.

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  • General tips: Best spots with other travelers

    by CaptainAmerica Written May 4, 2004

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    According to my limited experience, the best night spots to have fun with other travelers are Cuenca, Banos and Montanita. These towns are very touristic but quite small so you easily meet other tourists eager to have fun with others.

    Montanita at sunset

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  • General tip: Cafes

    by CaptainAmerica Written May 4, 2004

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    Do not hesitate to enter small local cafes without tourists. That's one of the best way to meet people and have parties with them.
    That's what we experienced, once again in Cuenca, with crazy but lovely locals!

    In a small cafe in Cuenca

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  • General tip: Nighttime in Ecuador

    by CaptainAmerica Written May 4, 2004

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    Ecuador is probably not the country you would think about for crazy nights. But believe me or not, this is not so bad at all.
    First of all because people are friendly and once they have admitted you (provided you show a minimum of respect and humour that should not be an issue), you can spend the whole night chatting and drinking.
    Second because you meet a lot of long travelers, whith whom you can have big parties as well.

    A night in Cuenca

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    Hipocampus Bar: Mompiche : Is it worth it ? Est-ce que ca le fait?

    by Maillekeul Written Mar 22, 2004

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    I never tested this small "pena" but it looks like they serve some drinks, what is pretty scarce in Mompiche... So...

    Je n'ai pas teste cette petite "pena", mais ils servent de l'alcool, ce qui est plutot rare a Mompiche... alors

    Dress Code: During the night, with repellent !

    Pendant la nuit, avec de l'anti-moustique !

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    A night spot in Quito !: Local music and performers

    by Luchonda Written Sep 15, 2003

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    There are so many local small bars in Ecuador where you can have some small diner or so called Tapaz bars ! The local atmosphere and music makes it an unique experience !
    Go for it and feel South American !

    Dress Code: Leisure

    Live performance !

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    Just an experience: A voodoo night

    by Luchonda Updated Sep 10, 2003

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    Walking through my own travel pages - i noticed that some specific adventures are missing.( like LSD offer in India !!)
    This picture of a so called voodoo night in Ecuador ! The scenary was not affraithning
    Only the remembrance was great - and believe me - the french girl at the left was impressed !
    I do not why - but she never will tell me - is this the mystery ??

    Dress Code: Leasure

    Voodoo night
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    The Street itself !!! La rue entiere !!!: Quito : A night in Jose Camala Street - Gringoland

    by Maillekeul Written Aug 31, 2003

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    It's Gringo Land !!! Every guide will indicate this place, but it's really worth going there : you will get everything you want : Internet, good meals, good drinks, nice music....
    On daytime, it's a very cute street, melting colours and origins....
    Very tasty !

    C'est bien Gringoland, indique dans tous les guides ... mais ca vaut le detour ! On trouve de tout : Internet, plats typiques ou etrangers, boissons, musique tendance...
    De jour, la rue est l'une des plus gaies de Quito.

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    Many discotecas throughout the country: Dance!

    by lenoreva Updated Mar 19, 2003

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    I can't offer any specific locations, but do go out dancing. Merengue and Salsa are fun to learn, and girls - you'll find plenty of guys who are willing to teach you!

    Dress Code: I never noticed any dress code anywhere, but Ecuadorians tend to be conservative and very neat in their dress. My host brother even used to have his jeans ironed.

    dancing on a quito rooftop in my school uniform
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    We didn't drink a lot of...

    by DaveOrlando Updated Aug 26, 2002

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    We didn't drink a lot of alcohol because of the acclimatization process. We were off the beaten path for the most part so there weren't many places to party. So for the most part, the most exciting nightlife consisted of spending time in the climbers' huts listening to others try to sleep in the thin air while anticipating the upcoming climb (romantic isn't it?). The huts had quit a mix of people - different tour groups, people from different countries, and we would cross paths with some climbers more than once which was fun. The Cotopaxi hut (pictured here) even had a large local contingent of non-climbers who seemed to be having a party.

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