One of the best hacienda-hotels in Ecuador, Zuleta is a traditional 16th Century farm, located 2 hours north of Quito, at an altitude of 2800m. The working farm is still owned by the family of Galo Plaza Lasso, a former president of Ecuador. The hacienda features 21 beautifully decorated bedrooms, each with fireplace, hand embroidered linens and beautiful garden views.The public areas include cosy living reading rooms and attractive gardens. The meals are delicious Ecuadorian cuisine with own produced cheeses, vegetables and trout.
Zuleta is surrounded by magnificent Andean landscapes that you can enjoy on foot, horseback or bicycle. The land includes a dairy and cattle farm and protected, native primary forest. The horses are among the best in Ecuador, for both guests and staff. In the Zuleta Valley you can also enjoy birdwatching and nature walks. For local culture visit the embroidery workshops in Zuleta village and pre-Columbian pyramids. Get up close to condors at the Huasi Condor rehabilitation project, and there are also good chances of spotting spectacled bears