Hacienda Cusín is a restored, 17th-century Andean estate at 8,500 feet above sea level
in the Sierra Region of Ecuador. This very personal hotel and its 38 attentive staff are located close to the Equatorial Line and the famous market town of Otavalo. Guest rooms are beautifully furnished with antiques and select Andean crafts, and highlighted by log-burning fireplaces, beamed-ceilings & gardens.
You will enjoy walks on the grounds along cobblestone lanes lined with year-round flowering plants such as bougainvillea, agapantha, foxgloves, orchids, palms, which attract over 50 species of birds. Snow-capped Imbabura & Cotacachi mountains are reflected in Lago San Pablo in front of the Hacienda.
Welcome to Otavalo, Ecuador
Ecuador's northern highlands, which stretch from Quito
to the Colombian border, contain spectacular mountain scenery and picturesque
towns inhabited by thriving indigenous communities. Otavalo is located in Imbabura, Ecuador, two hours north of Quito and is one of the "must see" areas of this diverse country. The population of the city is made up of Indigenous, mestizos (mixed) and European descent people. There are approximately 40,000 Native Otavaleños,and most live in the surrounding villages.