Hacienda Zuleta is an award-winning luxury boutique hotel set in delightful gardens on a 4,000-acre working farm. It is situated on the edge of Zuleta village in the Andean mountains of Northern Ecuador. Once the home of the late president Galo Plaza Lasso, this upscale 16th-century hacienda has a homely atmosphere and combines historic charm with contemporary comforts.
Offering warm hospitality, superb Ecuadorian cuisine and unlimited outdoor adventures, Hacienda Zuleta will appeal to those seeking an intimate and peaceful retreat in an enchanting setting.
This eco-lodge provides 14 spacious and elegantly appointed rooms complete with fireplaces and antique furnishings. Each one overlooks the gardens and mountains.
There is plenty to see and do from horse riding to mountain biking and horse drawn carriage rides. There is a Condor rehabilitation centre and a cheese museum on the farm. In the evening you can sample wine and local cheeses.
Lightfoot Travel provides tailor-made itineraries that include daily tours and excursions, restaurant recommendations and bookings, and can incorporate Otavalo into a greater Ecuador & Latin America holiday. Take a look at Nature and Wildlife in Ecuador and The Galapagos as an example of a bespoke itinerary that we can create for you.
Hacienda Zuleta Information
- Location and getting there:
The hotel is located in the Imbabura Province in the Ecuadorian Andes and hour from Otavalo and 110 km north of Quito. Mariscal Sucre Airport is less than an hour away.
All the rooms are located in the main building of the hotel and feature queen or king-size beds and ensuite bathrooms with large tubs. Each room is individually designed with traditional décor, embroidered linens, family photographs and antiques. Some rooms have access to private gardens, terraces or a courtyard. Suites or adjoining rooms are available for families.
As well as horse riding, mountain biking, hiking and bird watching, there is an Andean Condor reserve, a cheese museum, dairy and trout farms, waterfalls and ancient earth pyramids all located within the grounds. Zuleta is famous for its embroidery and you can visit local craft shops to buy gifts to take home.
Hacienda Zuleta is a wonderful place for families. There is plenty to keep little ones entertained from horse riding lessons to helping on the farm. Babysitting can be arranged.