We welcome you to the stunning 17th century (colonial-era) hotel and working-farm of former Ecuador President Galo Plaza Lasso and his family for more than 100 years. Created with his natural warmth, hospitality and community ties, Hacienda Zuleta is blessed with beautiful antique rooms, delicious home-grown Andean cuisine and a wealth of activities to choose from.
Visit mountain lakes and vistas on our own breed of horses, find hidden trails with centuries of history by foot or bike, see and learn about endangered species at our Condor Huasi facilities or take up a cookery or local embroidery class – all this and more is on offer to you at Hacienda Zuleta!
It was chosen as one of the world’s “Top Ten Finds” by Outside magazine and named one of the best “Ecuadorian Hotels” by National Geographic Traveler
HACIENDA ZULETA ACTIVITIES
An exclusive stable with our own breed of Zuleteño horse gives you the opportunity to discover this magnificent landscape in true style! We have horses for every level and provide you with good quality helmets, half chaps, rain ponchos, and a saddle bag so you can feel like a proper caballero while exploring some of our glorious horse trails.
Explore different routes through idyllic pastures, aromatic woods, and winding mountain trails, where soaring condors and Andean bears make their home and volcanoes rise on every side.
Watch the beautiful scenery go by from the comfort of our pretty horse-drawn carriage.
Just you, our mountain bikes and miles of scenic roads through valleys and high grasslands; Let the world open up before you as the horizon fades into the blue yonder…
From bejeweled hummingbirds to magnificent condors, Zuleta is a haven for bird species of all kinds, and one of the few places you can see the extremely rare condor in the wild. With our Condor Huasi conservation program, we are also insuring that this will be a sight to see for many years to come.
Tired from a long, exciting day hiking or horse-riding? Let the family relax by the fire and experience traditional Andean music and culture. And no bonfire is complete without marshmallows for toasting!
Zuleta for Kids
With horseback riding, milking cows, treasure hunts, straw house building, bonfires, and becoming a proper Zuleta cowboy, the opportunities are endless for children! And with the entire hacienda and its lands as a playground, together with our super friendly dogs, they will not want to leave.
Learn to cook Andean specialities together with our local chef, using handpicked produce from our organic gardens.
In every stitch is a piece of my soul…even if I can’t go abroad, my embroidery goes for me. – Teresa Casa, famous local embroiderer. Become part of the famous creative tradition of Zuleta and try your hand at embroidery with the help of our friendly local experts!