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Hacienda Pinsaqui

About Hacienda Pinsaqui

The magical Hacienda Pinsaqui has witnessed many an illustrious guest, even witnessing the “Treaty of Pinsaqui”, a peace agreement between Columbia and Ecuador. Originally constructed in 1790 as a colonial textile company, employing over 1,000 people, it has managed to retain its character and authenticity to provide truly unique and antique lodgings, just 1.5 hours from Ecuador’s capital, Quito.

This unique, yet traditional Hacienda makes a great base, whatever your preferred activity and whether you are alone, with your partner or in a family group, it is ideal for any traveller wishing for an untouched experience.

hacienda pinsaqui Details

Style

An authentic and traditional hacienda

Setting

At the base of the Imbabura Volcano, 1.5 hours from Quito and just North of the famous Otavato Market, with easy access to all of the areas main attractions.

Accommodation & Facilities

There are 30 suites all of which could accommodate up to 5 people, each completely unique with its own quirky character. Suites all have warming fireplaces, sheepskin rugs and pieces of traditional art adorning the walls as a common factor. Most have views over the gardens behind the hacienda.

The restaurant has white stone walls, decorated with art and trinkets, with large windows letting in the spectacular landscapes. There is also a Cavern bar where guests can recall the stories of the day over a crackling fire.

Dining

Three meals are served per day, for meat eaters and vegetarians alike. There is everything from light meals and sandwiches to Ecuadorian soups and sweet deserts.

Activities

There are a variety of activities and destinations to visit. There is easy access to the lakes of San Pablo, Cuicocha and Mojanda, the white colonial city of Ibarra and local handicraft villages such as Cotacachi. There are some fantastic places for horse riding and mountain bikes for rent, as well as some demanding hiking opportunities around the lakes and Cascada de Peguche (waterfalls).

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