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Hacienda La Alegria

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Zuleta, Ecuador
Reviewed 11 October 2013

A friend and I spent the day horseback riding at Hacienda La Alegria and had the most phenomenal time. The property and surrounding area is breathtaking, the horses and other animals are supremely well cared for, and the riding itself is incredible. The food served for lunch was also delicious. We would love to return and participate in one of...

Thank aphawkins13
Reviewed 1 October 2013

I visited the Hacienda la Alegria for the third time in September, and cannot wait to return! It is truly a magical place. The family Espinosa does everything possible to make each guest feel welcomed and valued. The property is just beaufiful - the perfect mix of gracious amenities and Ecuadorian charm. The staff truly wants to make each guest's...

Thank duke192
Reviewed 17 September 2013

I stayed at Hacienda La Alegria for three nights in August. The property is near Volcano Cotopaxi and is set in a beautiful valley surrounded by volcanoes and green hills. I was welcomed by Gabriel, the owner, on a foggy evening. My room had a view over the front garden, looking out over the mountains. Gabriel made a fire in...

Thank nameste56
Reviewed 23 August 2013 via mobile

During my trip in Ecuador I spend one day at the hacienda. It was absolutely amazing. The driver was a bit early so I didn't have breakfast at my hotel. But, when I arrived at the hacienda a lovely breakfast was waiting. After breakfast we went on a ride for 4,5 hours. The horses where all in good shape, healthy...

Thank CharlottePotman
Reviewed 4 August 2013

I visited Hacienda La Alegria with my boyfriend this summer and unfortunately we were only able to stay one night. Neither of us are horse back riders but were excited to experience some of the beautiful Ecuadorian countryside. The family made horseback riding a seamless experience for two beginner riders. They were careful to make us feel safe and comfortable...

Thank lily h
Coral Gables, Florida
Reviewed 24 July 2013 via mobile

I went to hacienda la alegría with My wife and two kids. We all rode horses and had a great time. My 6 year old son was initially afraid but with the staff's guidance he was Able to ride for more than an hour. The food is very good. The rooms are clean and comfortable. The scenery is beautiful. They...

Thank JGYE
Johns Creek, Georgia
Reviewed 14 July 2013

I cannot imagine a better place for a horse enthusiast. We had a great time and we really are not horse people. Gabriel literally opens his home to you as his guest and what a gracious host. He spent hours with us showing us the grounds and the workings of his dairy farm. (That's really what goes on here, a...

Thank JCDoug1
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 July 2013

If you are looking for unique horseback riding through the breathtaking mountains of Ecuador and a wonderful atmosphere, you should not miss staying at this Hacienda. The horses are excellent, the views incredible and, most importantly, this family-run place makes you feel truly at home in a very subtle manner. We extended our stay by a couple of days. The...

Thank Laetitia M
Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 5 July 2013

Hacienda La Alegria is a truly unique and beautiful place. Not only is the building is beautiful and the rooms comfortable, but the food (made by the family's cook of 20 years) is the best we had in Ecuador. Gabriel was a wonderful host! He made us feel as if we were guests of the family, not guests staying at...

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 30 June 2013

I just spent a week at Hacienda La Alegria with my wife and eleven-year-old daughter and we richly enjoyed each day. We were inexperienced horseback riders, but the patient family members and ranch hands had us enjoying the beautiful Ecuadorian countryside on a saddle in no time. The family members are delightful and the staff are all friendly and helpful....

1Thank Brian B

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Hacienda La Alegria is a family horse hacienda in the heart of Ecuador's "Avenue of the Volcanoes". We are situated one hour south of the historic colonial city of Quito, the capital of Ecuador. One hour to Cotopaxi National park. One hour to Saquisili Market. Two hours to Quilotoa crater lake. Pasochoa Volcano, Corazon, Viudita and Illinizas volcanoes on the area. One hour to Quito Airport. Explore the dairy operation, milking cows, feeding calves, petting our 4 border collies, Aging cheese cave, 24llamas alpacas and vicuna, rabbits, guinea pig, rose garden, hacienda garden with orchids and old trees, hot tub, two fire place living rooms, wall climbing, fishing trout, making bread, pizza or BBQ at the wood oven, the 9 volcanoes at the valley, enjoy the Cotopaxi with his vapor fumes in the back of Ruminahui Volcano in front of the hacienda. The rooms are beautiful and spacious with a picture perfect view of the country side. Now also available a suite. The food, wine, the beer and cheese are delicious and plentiful. We plan to produce our own cheese with the 1500 liters of milk per day, from our 240 cattle. Learn to Ride, groom, pet, feed, shoe, educate and enjoy our 67 horses. We breed horses and for next year we plan to have 20 new foals. Enjoy the voulting experience, 3 different arenas to start riding or learn, try the wood polo horse, the chagra demonstration, riding games as the Sortijas or Cintas. Choose the multi day rides from one day to 12 day ride at the Andes. All of this makes Hacienda La Alegria a family destiny and a life time experience. The mission of Hacienda la Alegria is to provide high quality horseback riding and eco-tourism adventure along the highest trails of the Volcano avenue at the Ecuadorian Andes, assuring personalized attention and hospitality " ... more   less 

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Address: Barrio Rumipamba Aloag | Provincia Pichincha, Quito 171110, Ecuador
Region: Ecuador > Pichincha Province > Quito
Price Range: $660 - $674 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hacienda La Alegria 4*
Number of rooms: 11
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“This is a Hacienda and not an hotel”
christophersD4636GU, 1 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a corner suite if you are with family. They offer a loft with extra beds. Great views from all the rooms.”
597ligiac, 27 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Obviously, rooms on the first floor have the best view”
MonicaW448, 4 Apr 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are beautiful and big.”
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anordenmark, 27 Oct 2015 | Read review
“The new suite is to die for!”
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