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“"A lovely park for a lazy, sunny Sunday!"” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Parque La Carolina

Parque La Carolina
Entre Eloy Alfaro y De los Shirys & Naciones Unidas y Rio Amazonas, Quito, Ecuador
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Ranked #25 of 103 attractions in Quito
Type: Parks
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Owner description: Largest park in the Quito
Renkum, the Netherlands
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“"A lovely park for a lazy, sunny Sunday!"”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

With 3 friends we visited this park on a sunny Sunday morning. This park is a very relaxed place where people meet, eat, sport, jog, waterbicycle, make fun, enjoy fringe theater and visit the beautiful botanical garden, entrance fee: $ 3,50. Highly recommended if you want to recover of a late Saturdaynight and enjoy Ecuadorian famliy and street/park life!!

Visited December 2013
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Chicago, Illinois
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“Exactly what I wanted to see...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

What a beautiful park for a Sunday stroll. In typical Latin American fashion, Parque La Carolina transforms itself into a family friendly mixture of food stalls, people watching, games and general fun for all who take the time to savor the "sabor latino" it offers. As a retired Spanish teacher, I have wanted to see first hand what a Sunday in the park really is. Parque la Carolina did NOT disappoint. We ate, rode in a paddle boat, watched families stroll, enjoyed visual participation in sports, and most of all, found the people of Quito most friendly!

Visited October 2013
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World Traveler
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“One of my favorite parks on planet Earth”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

Parque La Carolina has everything: a reptile house, Quito's Botanic gardens, acres and acres of grass and trees. There are paddle boats and a water course; a couple BMX courses for bikers, many playing fields, tennis and basketball courts. Sunday is the best day to visit: lots of food vendors, clowns, and Quito families enjoying the space. There are dozens and dozens of food vendors. Buy a kite from a kite vendor and have fun. The best place in Quito to be on a Sunday.

Visited August 2013
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Ormond Beach, Florida
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70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
“The Best Park Anywhere!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

A wonderful way to spend the day.So much you can see and do there, or do nothing at all. This park is huge we spent a day just walking around taking in the beauty of it. It was wonderful seeing families have fun together. Kids on bikes, kites flying, football games, and paddle boats. The park is very clean with many trees and benches to rest on. Venders cooking good food, men selling ice cream and cotton candy.

Visited July 2013
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New York, New York
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Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Great for families”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

While visiting Quito with our 3 year old, we visited several city parks. At this one, they have paddle boats for rent for 4 USD. And on the weekends lots of entertainment and rides for kids. Our son loved the caterpillar ride.

Visited May 2013
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