Hacienda Cusin, a restored 17th-century estate in San Pablo, Ecuador offers a luxurious taste of this nation's history amid the magnificence of the Andes.
Hacienda Cusin's unique style shines in our individually decorated guestrooms, suites, garden cottages and family courtyards, each with private bathrooms, fireplaces, beamed ceilings and garden and mountain views.
Our terracotta Spanish-tile roofs, winding cobblestone pathways, fountain courtyards and perennial gardens nestle beneath a deep-blue sky in a wide, pastoral lake valley. Nearby, the often snowcapped 15,000-foot Cotacachi volcano is reflected in Lago San Pablo.
Fertile lakebed black soil, cool nights and a predictable equatorial sun have conspired with avid gardeners to create an ever-blooming garden which offers guests views of belladonna, bougainvillea, agapantha, acanthas, foxgloves, orchids, palms and over 50 species of birds.
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