Traffic, Car Rentals, Taxis
The priorities in Quito’s traffic are confusion. Normally streets that go from north to south have priority. For the pedestrians we recommend not to trust in theoretical pedestrian zones, there are a lot of drivers that don’t respect them. Renting a car is relatively expensive and it is not so easy to drive in Ecuador if you don’t know the traffic, this is why we don’t recommend this option. There are cheaper ways to travel, as it is by bus and taxis. The taxis are safer and not so expensive. They are yellow and should have a taximeter; if they don’t have one or it doesn’t work you should accord the price before. It isn’t usual to give tips to the drivers or to sit in the front seat, especially for women that are travelling alone.