It's a simple question, why go to Quito, Ecuador? The capital of Ecuador is located high in the mountains over 9,000 feet above sea level. The community is sprawling over the mountain range like sand on a beach. When hiking up to one of the many parks or mountain peaks you can see how massive this city is. Looking down you feel a bit insignificant in this place, realizing you are one of over 2 million people enjoying the spoils of what Quito has to offer.