|Apartment (3 bedrooms) in city centre||$433.33|
|1 Pair of Nike shoes||$175.00|
|Tennis court rent (1 hour on weekend)||$2.50|
|Imported beer at restaurant||$2.00|
|Loaf of white bread||$1.75|
|Combo meal at McDonalds||$4.00|
|Apartment (1 bedroom) outside of centre||$300.00|
As soon as you and your party lands from your cheap flights to Loja, you'll find a charming colonial feeling city that's an excellent chance to explore real Ecuador. Loja isn't much of a place that tourists come to, in this city of approximately 200,000. It's also about four or five hours from the closest large town, so there is that feeling of isolation here. Loja was originally founded in 1548, and was named after its counterpart city in Spain. Just because it's not the most popular destination doesn't mean there aren't worthwhile things to do here though! Loja has an excellent arts scene, two universities, and also has numerous parks, museums and cathedrals to take in. To take a walk on the more authentic side, consider cheap tickets to Loja, in Southern Ecuador.
Parque Jipiro is largely considered one of Loja's main attractions, located not far from the Terminal Terrestre. It's a pretty cool place to go for both adults and children, to see miniature versions of famous places, like bridges, Kremlins, mosques, castles, Chinese pagodas and tiny animal cages. To complete this Alice in Wonderland type experience, there's a huge chess board, which just adds to the fun. Also be sure to bring your skateboard or bike to go to the skating park. There's also a fun planetarium and a lake where you can rent a paddle boat. For a far out experience at Parque Jipiro, book cheap flights to Loja.
Airline tickets to Loja will also let you experience the Podocarpus National Park. Come discover almost 362,000 acres of beautiful forest and mountains, with almost 800 species (or possibly even more) of wildlife and bird life. These are represented by species such as parrots, hummingbirds, ducks, foxes, spectacled bears and wolves. There are also numerous lakes which were once glaciers, to view and enjoy.
With flights to Loja, you can also see a variety of cathedrals, such as the Loja's main cathedral, which was once the home to the Virgin of Cisne. One of Ecuador's most famed cathedrals; it was first built in the 1500's and then later rebuilt in the 1800's due to irreparable earthquake damage. Located in Loja's main plaza, you can't miss it!
Another church worthy of visiting is the Church of San Sebastian, found in the Plaza de la Independencia. Built in the mid 1600's, it's a beautiful buttercup yellow colonial structure, which was rebuilt in the 1900's after earthquakes damaged it beyond repair. This church is truly a proud landmark, with much history to be seen and explored. With cheap flights to Loja, you can have your chance to explore the legend of the Church of San Sebastian.
If you love the zoo then you must be sure to visit the Parque La Banda/Orillas de Zamora. It combines a small, charming zoo of some monkeys and bears (among other species) along with an orchid nursery, with over 200 different types of beautiful, hard to grow orchids native to Ecuador, to check out.
Whether you're most interested in museums, parks, cathedrals or national parks, you can experience a bit of everything in Loja, Ecuador, a place where the tourists often do not travel. For a fun and more authentic experience, Flighthub offers the cheapest flights to Loja, as well as hotels in Loja, to complete your travel package. No need to get there and not know what to do, you can plan that all ahead and give yourself peace of mind.