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Hacienda Zuleta, Otavalo region

Hacienda Zuleta


Below you can see some of the wonderful places we recommend you stay on your journey.

Hacienda Piman £££££

  • Ecuador
  • Farmstead and Ranches

Tucked into an oasis-like valley between folds of arid mountains in the northern Ecuadorian Andes, Hacienda Piman is a peaceful historic retreat property that cements its traditional status through delicious home cooking, peaceful gardens and warm hosts. A base for exploring the rich cultural and natural heritage of one of Ecuador’s most captivating regions, this pretty hacienda has been lovingly restored and is one of the few haciendas with an outdoor swimming pool embedded into its garden patio.

Sacha Ji £££££

  • Ecuador
  • Wellness and Spa

An extraordinary retreat high in the hills above San Pablo Lake with views to Imbabura Volcano, Sacha Ji is a thoughtful property created by photographer and architect Maria Teresa Ponce. Consciously named, Sacha (meaning forest) and Jí (a Hindi word signifying respect or admiration) are both sensitive to its environment and dedicated to the wellbeing of its guests. The property is known for its mostly vegetarian menu, a wealth of healing therapies, wellness programmes, photography courses and yoga classes. Guests of its 11 charming rooms are invited to unwind on rooftop hammocks and admire the extraordinary barely-there architecture that follows a Feng Shui principle.

Hacienda Cusin £££££

  • Ecuador
  • Farmstead and Ranches

A charming 17th-century farmhouse near the village of San Pablo de Lago, south of the Andean highland town of Otavalo, Hacienda Cusin is an enchanting restored estate furnished with antiques and local handicrafts. Overlooking 40 acres of farmland, ancient trees and distant snow-capped mountains, the charming hacienda features pretty cobblestone courtyards, stone towers and secret gardens festooned with foxgloves and hummingbirds. Accommodations are scattered throughout the estate and are comprised of 25 classic rooms, suites and garden cottages, each with their own distinct character.

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