Hacienda Pinsaquí, rich with centuries of history, invites you to become part of its magic, tradition, romance and legends. Hacienda Pinsaquí is ideally situated at the base of Imbabura Volcano, just north of the world-famous Otavalo market, and only an hour-and-a-half from Quito, Ecuador's charming capital - the perfect place to relax on your Ecuador tour!
Constructed in 1790, Otavalo Hotel, Hacienda Pinsaquí was originally a colonial textile enterprise, employing over one thousand weavers and spinners. Many of Pinsaquí's fabrics were exported to the United States in the late 1800s where they first received international recognition. To this day, the Hacienda retains the character and authenticity of its earlier incarnation, making for a unique travel experience.
Over the centuries Pinsaquí has hosted numerous illustrious guests. Most famous of all is General Simón Bolívar, the revered liberator of Ecuador, who often spent the night at the hacienda on his trips to and from Bogotá, Colombia. Later in the nineteenth century, hacienda's walls witnessed the "Treaty of Pinsaquí ," an historic peace agreement between Colombia and Ecuador.
This unique hacienda makes an ideal base. Whether you are looking for outdoor pursuits, relaxation, antiques, handicrafts, and whether you are single, a couple or a family, Hacienda Pinsaqui guarantees that a few days in their charming company will make your stay in Ecuador unforgettable.
Hacienda Pinsaquí offers its guests:
. 20 well-appointed suites with fireplaces (some with jacuzzi bath)
. A restaurant featuring the finest Ecuadorian and International cuisine
. 200 year-old grounds with ponds, palms, walks, and roaming llamas
. The Terrace snack bar with lovely views of the garden
. Room service
. An historical chapel
. Horseback Riding
. Mountain Biking
. and that's just the beginning!
The trip might have been the absolute best of our lifetime (thus far). We particularly want to commend our guide Peter in the Guilin area-he was so incredibly attentive, energetic, enthusiastic-and absolutely dedicated to ensuring that our meals were 100% vegetarian.