The Hacienda Piman is located in the dry valleys of the northern Andes, a couple of hours (and a complete world away) from Quito and ten kilometres from Ibarra.
This old hacienda dates back to the late 17th century making it one of the oldest in Ecuador. It’s layout is more similar to those in Colombia with an external walkway that runs around the edge of the property. This is most likely due to its position at a relatively low 2,000 metres where there is little rainfall.
There are seventeen spacious rooms in total, seven in the old manor house, and ten more in newer chalets dotted around the estate. The chalets enjoy lovely forest views. The hotels’ gardens are the perfect place to while away a few hours, as is the swimming pool and spa. Inside you will find a restaurant serving up some delicious home-cooked Andean cuisine in relaxed and cosy surroundings.
There is much to do in the area. Guided hikes, mountain bike rides and horse riding can all be booked on request. The climate is not one of the extremes neither dropping below 14 °C nor rising higher than 30 °C. Excursions that are also bookable include the Ibarra to Salinas train, San Antonio, Cotacachi, the Afro-Ecuadorian communities of El Chota, the pre-Inca site at Cochasqui, Bosque de Arrayanes Myrtle Forest, Paramo del Angel and Cuicocha Lake as well as the famous indigenous market of Otavalo.