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Hacienda La Alegria

Fray Manuel Barreto N32-147 Coruna, Quito, Ecuador
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Ranked #1 of 131 Specialty lodging in Quito
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Hacienda La Alegria defies translation into mere words. It is so unimaginably beautiful. And it is real! A real working hacienda. Not a "made up" "boutique hotel." This is a lived in home, with added guest rooms. The owners, Paty and Gabriel, open this home to us, the travelers, and share their extraordinary lives with us. They certainly don't "have... More

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Truly the ride of a lifetime! Words cannot describe the wonderful experience my wife and I just had staying at Hacienda La Alegria and riding to the magnificent volcano with Gabriel and his wonderful family. Accommodations were 5 star and the food was fantastic - even during the ride which was to the remote Cotapaxi Volcano. We experienced the highest... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful accommodations, bucolic setting, and the most gracious hosts and staff -- plus incredible horseback riding. Special thank you to Mauricio and the ladies in the kitchen who surprised my 12 year old daughter with a very official birthday cake replete with lighted candles and song. "It was the best birthday, ever!" Bravo!! We look forward to our next visit.

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Rockville, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We are currently at the Hacieda. Patty, Gabriel and family are such gracious and welcoming people. Our room is large, has vaulted ceilings and great views of gardens and mountains. Food is tastey. I have saved the best for last. We had 2 lengthy horse rides today on beautiful, well behaved horses. I got to learn how to canter for... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Truly idyllic setting - quite amazing. We only came for a day ride. Everyone was very friendly and helpful. Scenery on the ride was also bucolic. Our 6-year-old had a great time. He was a first-time rider and 1 hour was plenty for him. He also enjoyed seeing the llamas, alpacas, chickens and dogs. Bring rubber boots if you have... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

What a treat. I traveled with my daughter who is 9. Of all the places we stayed in two weeks, she still ranked the Hacienda stay as her favorite place. She loved the horse back ride and was paired with a suitable horse for her level. The cowboys were excellent. It was cold for us and rained but that didn't... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We arrived on 31st May, rather late after our lovely day at Otavalu, seeing the all the markets. The animal market is so memorable for me. All the animals were well behaved and I have a happy feeling about it. We took our time to freshen up, but didn't realise that Gabriel and his lovely wife was waiting to have... More

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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

We stayed 2 nights 6th & 7th May. The accommodation and food was excellent our host Gabriel made us very welcome and we enjoyed his company too. We went on a 5 hour ride around the farmlands nearby, the scenery was beautiful, the horses were lovely and well behaved and my husband who is not an experienced rider felt happy... More

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Gabriel1703, Owner at Hacienda La Alegria, responded to this review

Dear UK guest Richard develop good training in short time, Yes we have the skills to make every body to enjoy at Hacienda La Alegria. Michelle many thanks for your nice comments and keep riding so next trip to Ecuador you can have a multi day experience at the high ANDES. gabriel More

Ghent, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

I enjoyed every moment, nice and friendly guides with a good english knowledge, caring about your experiences on horses, much explications about the surroundings. It was an all-in formula. The food was excellent. A wonderful experience!

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Gabriel1703, Owner at Hacienda La Alegria, responded to this review

Ludovic hope next time you enjoy one of our long rides at the Andes. the options can be volcano ride 9 day, around cotopaxi 12 day, or a trip to Banos a 7 day ride. gabriel More

Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

I spent at day at the hacienda and went on the most amazing horse ride ever. Our host, Gabriel, was fantastic and provided list of tips to improve my riding. The horses were great and the scenery beautiful. We were provided a snack during the ride and then a 3 course lunch at the end. The quality of the food... More

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Gabriel1703, Owner at Hacienda La Alegria, responded to this review

Linsday many thanks I enjoy guiding and sharing our local experience and improving our riders technique, as you know at Hacienda La Alegria in a day ride you can learn more than riding for 6 months in a equestrian club. Gabriel More

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Address: Fray Manuel Barreto N32-147 Coruna, Quito, Ecuador
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Location: Ecuador > Pichincha Province > Quito
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
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Hacienda La Alegria is is a family-run organic farm 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. One hour and a half to Quito Airport. We offer traditional hospitality with a touch of luxury at our beautiful hacienda. We cater for independent travelers and larger groups and can tailor a package for most requirements. Above all, at La Alegria we specialize in horseback vacations amid the majesty of the high Andes of the Equator. 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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