I've read in the forum about bringing small bills, but we'll be in Quito for 3 days before a Galapagos trip and 10 days after. It's going to be hard to bring a couple of hundred cash in 5s and 1s!
Lonely Planet says that traveler's checks are useless there- very few places, including banks, will cash them- and, I've also read that it's dangerous to use the ATM.
Are credit cards accepted in most restaurants? Is it easy to get cash off a credit card at banks?
I'll appreciate any advice!