Hosteria La Cienega
Hosteria La Cienega is one of
Ecuador's oldest colonial haciendas. Situated near the slopes of majestic Cotopaxi volcano
and its National Park, this mansion has been the scene of important events in the
scientific and social history of the country.
Among the important celebrities that have
resided at La Cienega are Charles Marie de la Condamine, a French scientist who
participated in the Geodesic Mission (1736-44) that determined the true shape of the earth
and laid the path towards the development of a universal system of measure - the meter;
and Alexander Von Humbolt, German naturalist who studied Cotopaxi's volcanic activity
(1802) as well as its unique alpine flora.
Cotopaxi - the World's Highest Active Volcano
Cotopaxi National Park
Today, tastefully converted into a first-class
hotel, La Cienega offers the visitor the unique experience of staying within its two-meter
thick volcanic stone walls which stand as silent witnesses to the history of a people and
the poetry of an era. Surrounded by the breath-taking natural beauty of the landscape and
rich folklore of Ecuador's indigenous people. La Cienega is an unforgettable souvenir of
your visit to the Andes.
Warm and Elegant
The hacienda has 28 rooms, 2 junior suites and 2
deluxe suites with private bathroom, hot running water, telephone and heater. Among our
services are: a restaurant with fine national and international cuisine, a bar, two
seminar rooms, a chapel (especially for weddings), sports facilities, trout fishing,
horseback riding and beautiful gardens.
Moreover, we can arrange special packages including lodging,
three meals, tours to the most important places to visit in the area (Cotopaxi National
Park, Cotopaxi Volcano, Quilotoa Crater, Saquisili and Pujili country fairs and markets),
horseback rides and transportation.
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