Nestled in at the foot of Cotopaxi Volcano, Tambopaxi offers amazing views of the snow-capped peak in Cotopaxi National Park. This ecological hotel was built at the beginning of the new millennium as a refuge for climbers to become acclimatized to the altitude before attempting the summit the volcano. The construction uses all local materials and traditional techniques to minimize the impact on the environment.
Tambopaxi promotes recreation in the wilderness ecosystem. Their prime location allows guests to enjoy short and easy hikes, bike and horseback rides or others that can take on multi-day treks.
Along with providing the best quality of service, Tambopaxi offers a number of facilities aren't normally offered in remote locations such as Cotopaxi National Park:
Worldwide Telephone Communication
Free maps at the entrance to the Cotopaxi National Park
Special events for up to 200 people
Easy disabled access
Lodging for up to 90
Horse ride rentals
Camping area with bathroom and hot water showers
The restaurant is open eighteen hours a day to cater for climbers that leave in the early hours of the morning.
Tambopaxi has built brand new facilities in two buildings adjacent to the main hotel to cater to families and couples. The VIP House offers six different sized rooms for groups of four to ten people and relax in a specially designed glass conservatory with spectacular views of Cotopaxi.
The VIP Love House offers four cozy rooms. All rooms have wood burning stoves that maintain their heat throughout the night, king size beds with down comforters and piping hot showers.
This was our first trip to South America and we were a little nervous. But Adventure Life made things so easy! All our questions were answered before we left, and our guide, Vidal, was amazing! He gave us enough space to explore without rushing us along. He also knew where the best picture taking opportunities were, which was great.