The place is amazing, hosted by Hans, the owner. We were there for the weekend and camped in one of their camping sites. It´s great since there are a lot of different spaces where one can camp, all independent from each other. The communal bathrooms were pretty clean and people are friendly. However, we were dissapointed with the food. We were told we´d get authentic german bratwurst and beer, but it wasn´t. Although the resturant area is cozy, it´s really not german authentic cuisine. The currywurst sauce doesn´t taste like it, the french fries were meh and the beer is no good at all (am I beer person and wasn't thrilled with what I got). The apple struddle wasn´t very tasty either, and the lemon cheesecake was a mistake. Definitely coming back, but just for camping. I think camp cooking is a better option.…
The Finca Sommerwind is the perfect place to stay in the north of Ecuador - not only for Overlanders but also for travellers who are looking for a clean, quiet and friendly place to relax and enjoy a good view and meal. The cabanas are beautifully located on the hills, overlooking the Laguna and Volcan Imbabura. The German Beergarden on the premises serves authentic German meals and original German beer - just delicious! The German host Hans is extremely caring and very helpful for any kind of request. He made our stay even more enjoyable! We highly recommend spending at least a few days here. We would come back here anytime again!
We had a realy enjoyable stay, first in one of the cabañas, then two nights in a tent. The facilities were always clean and the owner Hans is very helpfull and courteous in any concern. The associated german restaurant offers delicious food for a fair price, of which I wanna highlight the grain bread, having been a welcome variety to the otherwise monotonous bread diversity in ecuador.
Great stop for a few days next to the nice town of Ibarra. Perfect after or before crossing the border. Unwind some days and relax and meet people from all over the world. The Overlander meeting point next to the border in the north of Ecuador. Great marmelade and selfmade bread. Really good German beer and Greman food on the weekends. You can camp in a tent, car or rent one of the nice cabañas. Also very good access to Otavalo market and the nice town of Ibarra
If you speak to Hans, he also has an excursion to the coast. A group of us went on his excursion and it was excellent. We are all permanent residents, have lived here for years, and we regularly travel on our own in country, but he took us places none of us had ever done, showed us things we didn't even know were here. I'd gladly do the trip again (and probably will). Ask about it; you won't regret it.