- Spa and massage
Soaking in the natural warm waters of an open-air spa in an excellent way to take a relaxing break while on holiday in Ecuador. I loved the mountain setting and complete calm in this place. Even the drive from Quito is fantastic. The complex was almost deserted during the week but this isn't the case at weekends or during school holidays.
The decor at the Papallacta spa is fairylike, green and flowery. The outside temperature was cool and the baths were steaming, so there was magical air about the place. I heartily recommend this relaxing little interlude, which is a great contrast to the chaotic atmosphere of Quito yet quick and easy to get to.