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Ambato is a city located in Ecuador's central Andean valley, known for its natural beauty and cultural offerings. The city sits at an elevation of over 8,400 feet, with several tall mountains including the active volcano Tungurahua looming in the distance. Ambato is a centre for agriculture thanks to the fertile valley surrounding it. The city is nicknamed "Ciudad de las Flores y las Frutas" (City of Flowers and Fruits) due to its large annual flower festival, Fiesta de la Fruta y las Flores, which features lively parades and displays of local produce. The city also has several parks, including Juan Benigno Vela Park which offers scenic overlooks of the city.

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Airports near Ambato

Reach Ambato your way. You can easily travel to Ambato using any of these 4 airports.

Mariscal Sucre International Airport

Located approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes away from Ambato by car, this is the closest international airport. It offers a wide range of domestic and international flights.


José Joaquín de Olmedo International Airport

About 4 hours and 30 minutes away from Ambato by car, this is another major international airport in Ecuador. It serves as a hub for both domestic and international flights.


Cotopaxi International Airport

Situated around 1 hour and 30 minutes away from Ambato by car, this regional airport offers domestic flights and is a convenient option for travellers looking for a closer airport.


Mariscal Lamar International Airport

Although a bit further away, approximately 5 hours by car, this airport serves as a regional hub for domestic flights. travellers may need to take a connecting flight from here to reach Ambato.

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Things to do in Ambato

With a wealth of sights to see in Ambato, here are our top 3:

Quinta de Montalvo

This 19th-century mansion was once the home of Ecuadorian writer Juan Montalvo, a famous literary figure. The house is now a museum that displays his belongings and furniture, offering a glimpse into his life and times. The surrounding gardens are a pleasant place to wander, with walking paths, fruit trees, and a beautiful view of Tungurahua volcano.

Ambato Cathedral

This impressive neo-classical cathedral is the heart of Ambato's historic centre. Construction began in the 16th century, and the cathedral has undergone several renovations since then. Visitors can admire the beautiful stained-glass windows, religious paintings, and sculptures inside the church. The cathedral is also a popular spot for people-watching, as it sits on a lively square.

Juan Montalvo Park

This large park is a popular spot for locals and tourists alike. It has a lake where you can rent paddleboats, walking paths, gardens, and a variety of monuments, including a statue of Juan Montalvo himself. The park is a great place to relax and escape the hustle and bustle of the city.