The Top 10 Things to Do in and Around Loja, Ecuador

Parque Central, Loja, Ecuador | © Angie Drake / Flickr
Parque Central, Loja, Ecuador | © Angie Drake / Flickr
Photo of Angela Drake
Founder, Not Your Average American16 September 2017

Nicknamed the Ciudad Castellana, Loja revels in its Spanish colonial roots and Catholic traditions. It is home to the second oldest university in Ecuador, has a vibrant city center with many well-preserved historic buildings, and has a rich cultural heritage. In fact, Loja may be one of the most underrated locations in this small Andean nation. Here are the top 10 things to do while visiting the city.