Hacienda Zuleta , Ecuador

Family, history, beauty - the authentic Andean hacienda experience.

Hacienda Zuleta is a stunning 17th century hotel and working farm of former president Galo Plaza Lasso and his family. Created with his natural warmth, hospitality, and community ties, Hacienda Zuleta is blessed with beautiful antique rooms, delicious homegrown Andean cuisine, and a wealth of activities to choose from.

Visit mountain lakes and enjoy gorgeous vistas while riding on our own breed of horses, walk or bike hidden trails with centuries of history, see and learn about endangered species at our Condor Huasi facilities, or take up a cookery or embroidery class. You will find all this and more at Hacienda Zuleta!

The hacienda is located about 65 miles from Quito in the Andean highlands. Hacienda Zuleta offers a great variety of activities and excursions for guests. Horseback riding is the specialty, along with mountain biking and horse-drawn carriage rides on hacienda grounds to observe the agriculture, mountain views and the tranquil life of the community.


Blessed with an equatorial location, Hacienda Zuleta experiences a temperate climate all year round. Temperatures average between 70 and 75 degrees during the day with low humidity; nights tend to be crisp.

The hacienda has 15 beautifully decorated bedrooms, all with their own fireplace. All guestrooms are located in the main building, dating back to 1691. Delicious Ecuadorian home-style cuisine among other types of cuisine are offered daily, prepared with organic vegetables, trout and dairy products produced on the hacienda grounds. The rooms have beautiful garden and mountain views and some provide access to private gardens, terraces or a courtyard where hummingbirds feed, making these rooms ideal for bird watching. Dinner and breakfast is included.


There are three different types of room: Junior Suite, Deluxe, and Standard. Suites for families and adjoining rooms are also available. Little touches, like plump anti-allergic bedding, embroidered linen, fresh roses, and hot water bottles, add to the charm. Wifi is available throughout most of the Hacienda along with satellite television, movies, and games in one of the living rooms. Complimentary soft drinks are always on hand along with bar service.

Hacienda Zuleta

Hacienda Junior Suites

Features: King-size bed, desk, two chairs, two sofa corner, fireplace, cupboard, two luggage racks.

Hacienda Zuleta

Hacienda Standard Room

Features: Queen-size bed, desk, two chairs, fireplace, cupboard, luggage rack.

Hacienda Zuleta

Hacienda Deluxe Room

Features: King or queen size bed, desk, two chairs, cupboard, fireplace, two luggage racks.



Hacienda Zuleta

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