"Ibarra, northern Ecuador's "White City"" Ibarra by 850prc

Ibarra Travel Guide: 4 reviews and 7 photos

Colonial City Charm north of the equator

Ibarra is known of as the "white city", partially because the city seems to glow white when viewed from a distance. One of the reasons is all of the old colonial stone buildings that make up the core of this friendly city.

Blend the beautiful historic buildings with an ice-blue sky and blooming jacaranda trees....and you'll severly challenge your trusty 35 mm camera.

Spend the day walking around, and then retire to a gentle hosteria for an evening of cold beer and tasty dishes.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:History, charm and a friendly nature
  • Cons:It's pretty much off the beaten trail. You have to GO to Ibarra, you don't accidently show up.
  • In a nutshell:A colonial gem, representing the best of Ecuador
  • Last visit to Ibarra: Nov 1995
  • Intro Written May 21, 2003
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  • freya_heaven's Profile Photo
    Apr 20, 2005 at 12:53 AM

    The Hosteria Chorlavi sounds like a great find, looks very pretty. Thank you for the tour through your Equador pages Pete! Sounds a fascinating country by all accounts (~_~)

  • MalenaN's Profile Photo
    Sep 9, 2004 at 7:56 AM

    Fresh juice for breakfast sounds great!

  • Bwana_Brown's Profile Photo
    Jun 13, 2004 at 10:47 AM

    Not many photos but they left me wanting more!! That city hall is impressive and so were the grounds of your hostaria. Beautiful !

  • deecat's Profile Photo
    May 28, 2004 at 6:28 PM

    Great, helpful information. The hotel tip is really good.

  • olja1234's Profile Photo
    Feb 5, 2004 at 2:45 PM

    Interesting page of Ibarra.

  • TravelCool's Profile Photo
    Nov 14, 2003 at 7:17 PM

    The crafts look good! If you visit me, I can show you my own crafts that I painted. One of them is on my bedroom door.

  • orlikins's Profile Photo
    Aug 10, 2003 at 10:08 AM

    looks like a charming little place :)


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