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Why choose Quito to live, work & learn Spanish in South America?

Why choose Quito to live, work & learn Spanish in South America?

During my visit to Quito on December 2016, I  had the opportunity to meet Tim White.

Tim is a passionate guide that works with La Lengua Spanish School, and who has been living in Quito the past years.  He is an Expat who has been living in Quito for quite some time. He loves to explore and learn about Quito and the country.  He took us on a 3 hour tour of one of the favourite areas for locals as well as for tourists in Quito, La Mariscal. I was glad to interview him in order to find out why he loves the city, and the reasons that make it an excellent place to live and work as an expat.

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Learn all about La Lengua Spanish School, offering one-to-one Spanish lessons at flexible hours in Quito Ecuador, here.

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Why did I choose to live in Quito?

I, like many foreigners who live in Quito come here to live because the pace of life here is slower than Europe or the States. The beautiful climate; Quito has few insects and has a mild temperature the whole year, and of course because of the interesting Latin American Culture which is always on display. Many people find the cost of living here in Ecuador very agreeable.

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Describe shortly the city of Quito

The highlights of Quito are the area called La Mariscal, the huge parks that resemble a forest, the historic center with its large historic churches, handicraft shops, and incredible historic houses everywhere. La Ronda in the Historic center is a little bit like a small Greenwich Village in New York offering local and traditional food and music. The Museums in Quito are very numerous and popular with the tourists. After the tourists have visited a few museums they have a richer understanding of the incredible history and culture of Ecuador.
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Why is Quito a good place to live & work as an expat?

Ecuador is a great place to live and work as an expat because the Ecuadorians are truly interested in learning the many gifts the peoples of foreign countries possess.
Ecuador has a large amount of foreigners working in their companies. My speciality is English and I often help foreigners find jobs in the English institutes and the university. It´s interesting because there are numerous foreign english teachers in Quito whose home country is Greece, Sweden, Norway, Croatia France and many other European countries. I also help newcomers who want to live here find apartments and can help them in the process of getting information about the specific visa they need or want.
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Why is La Lengua Spanish School an excellent option for those who want to learn Spanish?

La Lengua Spanish School in my opinion is the best Spanish institute for foreigners to learn Spanish because to be honest the teachers have superior background and teaching experience compared to the other institutes. They offer a full immersion program; homestay, travel and study and personal attention that tourists find really special. La Lengua also does community outreach; helping people in need in Quito. They can help place their students in a volunteer program, something that is very enriching for all concerned.
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Name some tours you offer for newcomers visiting the city.

I offer many specialty tours around Quito. For example, one tour is just a tour of the amazing parks in Quito or a tour of the nightlife. I can also offer tours outside of Quito.
To book a tour with Tim, or get some of his other services you can send an email to: 


When choosing one of the best places to live, work & learn Spanish in South America, Quito is an excellent choice.

The vibrant city with its history, friendly people, openness to foreigners, and wonderful climate, is perfect to live, work & learn Spanish. In addition, they get to learn the languages with extremely dedicated and friendly teachers from La Lengua. 

 I can highly recommend Quito as an excellent option to live, work, and learn the local language.

Learn more about the Spanish classes by La Lengua Spanish School and Tours: www.la-lengua.com.


Take a look at activities you can enjoy in the city and surroundings while you are in Quito.

Where to stay

We often have friends, family, and also work-related visitors coming to Quito; together with my family, we have our top recommendations here:

Hacienda Jimenita is the place to escape to nature, relax and connect with history near Quito Airport. We tell you all about our visit to this enchanting hacienda and book your stay. 

Hotel Las Cuevas Terra Lodge to spend the perfect getaway in a cave hotel near Quito. You can read all about our unique experience here and book your stay. 

Hotel Finlandia has a great location in the modern part of Quito, near the main shopping centers and Parque La Carolina. It offers good food, fair prices, free Wi-Fi, and comfortable rooms and the staff is helpful and friendly.

Hotel Vieja Cuba This is a cozy small hotel with comfortable rooms, and friendly and helpful staff. The hotel offers a fresh-made breakfast consisting of eggs, granola, toast, ham, cheese, yogurt, and tea or coffee. The location is also great, not far from Plaza Foch, within walking distance you have one of the nicest areas for locals and tourists alike. Minutes away from shops, restaurants, pubs, bars, and more.

and if you want to go camping but without abandoning some comfort, you can go Glamping at Urkuwayku Organic Farm in Ilalo, it connects you with Nature and is located near Quito.

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If you want more in-depth information and also a guide that you can bring along during your trip, I recommend the travel guide Lonely Planet Ecuador & the Galapagos Islands.

This is a great source of information and tips, maps and all you need if you plan on visiting Ecuador. I personally like the option of having a hard copy version where I can take notes and have at hand.

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Why choose Quito to live, work & learn Spanish in South America?

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