Placement Location Information
Puembo is a rural parish in the Metropolitan District of Quito, Ecuador. Located a few kilometres from the capital the current residential development has increased due to the overflow from the Ecuadorian capital. Puembo enjoys a privileged micro-climate, with average temperatures warm and very pleasant which is particularly attractive for living in the small Ecuadorian bourgeoisie community that identifies itself with the merits of the district.
It was named after Indian hero Cacique Nasacota Puento Cayambe, dating back to its existence before the Spanish conquest. The old chapel, with its understated but original architecture, distinguishes itself by its lateral entry to the main part of the nave and altar, plated in gold; artistically rich but not flashy enough for an area devoid of other cultural expressions.
For decades, the small Puembo site with numerous houses located around the square, focused the church and adjoining cemetery as its centre point. The region was characterized by large estates in the area, which were noted for their abundant production and owned by some of the wealthiest families in Quito.
Later most of these immense landholdings were dismembered and divided among numerous Ecuadorian families. Each of these properties had still retained considerable land which resulted in the formation of the upper middle class in Ecuador in the early seventies.
In the absence of space and land in the cities, especially in Quito, residential overflow has moved into the surrounding valleys to forge its residential growth; one of the key players in this transformation is in Puembo. This small town, home to agribusiness is also becoming known for its social and sport clubs.
This Gotitas de Luz Daycare is in an old-style structured home suitable as a nursery for young children. It has a small kitchen and a very small playroom. The upper floor has two large rooms where children can take their naps on mattresses; there are two bathrooms and a garden.
Get the Ecovia bus, the stop is one block from the BaseCamp home. Take the bus going north and get off at the last station " Rio Coca." Wait for the bus that has a big sign "Puembo". Get off at the last stop that is at the Main Park. Walk one block to the north.
Distance from BaseCamp: 40 km
Travel Time from BaseCamp: 1:10
Because Ecuador is located on the Equator line, Quito's weather is very unique. Due to the Equator, Ecuador has no seasons; there is summer and winter. The year has six months winter and six months summer but the number of months for each changes from time to time.
Because Quito is so high up in the mountains, the sun is very strong and the wind blows really hard; it can get pretty cold at night. Quito always has a temperate climate with temperatures ranging from 10 to 27 ° C.
Quito or also called "Luz de America", is the capital of Ecuador; a country located in South America, on the Equator line. Quito is considered one of the most beautiful cities in South America because of its amazing colonial architecture, historical sites, fantastic landscapes and panoramic views all surrounded by incredible mountains, rivers, parks and volcanoes.
Quito was founded in the 16th century by the Incas Tribe and is located at an altitude of 2,850 meters above sea level.
Centro de Quito, (colonial city) is the largest and best conserved colonial city in South America; this is why the UNESCO named it a "World Cultural Heritage Site" in 1978. The city's structure on the 320 hectare compound is an outstanding example of superb architecture from the sixteenth to the twentieth century; surrounded by volcanic stone with very narrow streets within, (built stone by stone), there is much to see.
The historic centre of Quito has ancient colonial homes, priceless churches, chapels, monasteries, convents, as well as plazas, museums and republican buildings with interesting architecture.
Once outside of the historical centre of the city, Quito takes on a completely different personality in the “new town” where many high rise and government buildings are found.
Though Quito is old and historic, the public transportation is fairly efficient and the city is served by a network of buses that travel throughout most of the areas; it is a cheap way of getting around. Since the city is very long and narrow, it is divided into three zones and many buses run in each zone of the city.
Currently, the heart of the capital is full of vigour and culture, such as "Heritage Nights" where citizens and visitors can enjoy the unique attractions in the, "jewel in the crown of Ecuador", through images and videos.
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Av. 6 de Diciembre 2043 y Colón
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Gotitas De Luz