Having traveled the world, we have finally discovered the most beautiful, peaceful place on earth! Jose and Daniella, who manage this remarkable hacienda which is located in an area that is half jungle and half cloud forest; are a very special young couple who almost immediately became like family. Their talents are many: from being accomplished musicians, to having a vast knowledge of architecture and interior design, obvious in all the unique details of the Hacienda. They are also completely attuned to what your individual interests are and will design itineraries accordingly. For us, we went to Cotacachi, a top quality leather town; stopped for famous biscuits in Cayembe, went on a tour of the Galletti coffee plantation which culminated in experiencing delicious Galletti coffee, selected as the #1 artisinal brand in Ecuador; hiked to see beautiful butterflies, and after dinner, enjoyed sitting around a fire pit where we roasted marshmellows and at our urging , Jose and Daniella sang for us. The rooms all have breathtaking views of the mountains and valleys and are both cozy and have many up to date comforts. It was magical to be enveloped by clouds and bird song in the morning and sunlight during the day where you can see for miles around, many brilliant shades of green. There is also a beautiful pool filled with refreshing spring water; wonderful Ecuadorian meals and a full bar where sophisticated cocktails are available. Kudos to the lovely, talented chef and bar tender. The entire atmosphere is completely conducive to rest. We all slept in a way we hadn't, since Covid hit New York City. Believe me, we all felt 15 months of tension drain away. I know this sounds over the top, but Hacienda Primavera really is a Shangri-la. Do yourself a favor and stay no less that two nights. Ideally more to get the full benefit of all Hacienda Primavera has to offer. …
I spent 5 nights in the remote lodge. The staff were fantastic and the meals fresh and adjusted for my likes. I had hoped to do some birding and was not disapointed.Tanagers, toucanets, Saltators all came to eat the fruits off the trees on the property. And the property is very close to The Dracula Reserve that hosts many other flycatcher, tanagers, flower pierces and the rare white-faced nunbird!Alex was friendly, helpful and spoke great English! He made this place even more enjoyable! Wonderful place!
This Hacienda located high in the Andes Mountains makes you feel as if you are experiencing a wonderful dream. As if the dense variety of flora and fauna are not enough, the Hacienda is staffed by a small group of the most attentive, warm, hard working people on earth. You can spend your days hiking to nearby waterfalls, riding horses, or just swimming in the idyllic pool listening to the birds. The food is excellent and thoughtfully prepared. Our 17 year old Vegan received delicious specially prepared meals as did the rest of us non Vegan meat eaters. A simply wonderful place, not to be missed, and appropriate for all ages. We are determined to return.
This wonderful hacienda is about 3 hours north of quito in the beautiful cloud forest. The scenery is spectacular. The staff at the hacienda are warm welcoming and professional. Our host, Alex, couldnt do enough to make our 6 day stay amazing. We rode horses, white water rafting and hiking. The food was wonderful. This is deffinately a must do for anyone in Ecuador. Dont miss this beautiful Hacienda in a breathtaking part of Ecuador
I still feel this is one of the most beautiful places I have ever been to. I just spent seven glorious days there in mid-February. Once again, the service goes beyond amazing - on all levels. From the wonderful meals, to the beautiful room, to the horseback riding, hiking, bird watching, the list goes on and on. The staff at the Hacienda (Alex, José and Pati) make you feel so incredibly special in all that they do for you. I will be back!