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Coca Leaves

By Traveller June 26, 2017
Quito

Coca Leaves

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By Jason Traveller June 26, 2017

Hola! My girlfriend and I are traveling into Quito in July and she gets altitude sickness. Can anyone tell me if chewing coca leaves is legal in Quito and if so, where is the best place to find them?

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Hi, y es they are. There are many Peruvian street vendors in the main square in front of the Presidential Palace. They sell leaves and candies made of coca.
Local Guru June 28, 2017
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Thanks so much for the information - it is greatly appreciated. Do you have any suggestion on interesting local sites to see or places to eat that tourists might not know about or be aware of from searching the internet. Very interested in experiencing the area like a local and trying and seeing new things.
Coca leaves, tea and coca in many other confections is sold legally all over Quito. Go to the "Mercado Indigena" or any other tourist area.

Have a good time in Quito is a lovely city.
Local June 26, 2017
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Thanks so much for the information - it is greatly appreciated. Do you have any suggestion on interesting local sites to see or places to eat that tourists might not know about or be aware of from searching the internet. Very interested in experiencing the area like a local and trying and seeing new things.