Hacienda Zuleta is one of the most famous and most beautiful Haciendas in Ecuador. It is located a two and half hour drive north of Quito in one of the most breathtaking parts of Ecuador in a small village called in Zuleta which is located on an altitude of 3000 meters above sea level.
The Hacienda has 15 rooms and the place attracts people from all over world.
Zuleta is a small village that is famous for it's beautiful handmade embroideries and all staff at the Hacienda are of course wearing the local Zuleta dresses.
Local Zuleta woman wearing the traditional dress.
JohnJohn in great company of the staff at Zuleta who loved to entertain him.
There is a cozy library and living room full of books and old family photos of the Plaza family for guests to enjoy. Every afternoon the staff makes a nice fire in the fireplace and serve a tasting of their best cheeses.
The food is mainly produced from the Hacienda's own organic garden, a place JohnJohn loved to explore. They even have their own cheese factory that is known for making the best cheeses in Ecuador. The cheeses can also be found in special cheese stores like the famous Cow Girl creamery in San Francisco.
Hacienda Zuleta is very child friendly and there is a great variety of activities for kids such as cow milking, horseback riding, condor watching, exploring the quaint little village
Condor Wathing! There are five of them guests can watch closely! Quite impressive, they have up to 1,5 meter long wings!
JohnJohn loved Fito, who followed us everywhere we went as a loyal watchdog!
We stayed in the Margarita room, number 14, which had its own little terrace and fireplace.
Our terrace with view to the horses.
JohnJohn's bed where he slept like an angel for 12 hours straight due to all the fresh air. All rooms have their own fireplace and every night the staff prepares the fire and places warm water bottles in each bed.
Zuleta was great for JohnJohh to explore and all the staff without exception were just incredible, we will for sure return to Hacienda Zuleta many more times!
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