Hacienda Hato Verde is a family-run working farm in a peaceful setting on the south face of Cotopaxi with great views over the spectacular scenery and of the volcano. The hacienda has its own private entrance to the volcano, so guests can explore the area on foot, by private vehicle or on horseback, away from the crowds. From here it is also possible to visit local markets and also the nearby lakes of Yambo, Anteojos and Quilotoa.
Accommodation is in eight spacious rooms, each with its own bathroom and fireplace. Guests have the run of the house with its various living rooms including the elegant library-bar where they can relax over a drink and enjoy the tranquil surroundings. The restaurant serves a variety of fresh food including home baked bread and pizzas. The hotel also offers internet access and a laundry service.
This is an Ecuadorian-owned working farm, and they believe strongly in protecting the environment as an investment for the future.
"This was our one disappointment. The hacienda is close to a main road and overlooks a steel factory. The itinerary suggested that cycling, horse riding and walking were available. Apart from walking down a lane heavily used by cattle, no other activities were available. We were the only guests so we were pleased to have our backgammon board with us! Apparently since the last eruption of Cotopaxi in 2015 business has been very bad.Response from the owners of Hato Verde: Hacienda Hato Verde is located 1 kilometer away from the Pan-American highway (main road), so strategically that it looks like a hidden place in the countryside. The main activity of the hacienda is dairy farming, so it is very normal to meet cattle and horses in their pastures. The tranquility that surrounds the house is felt at every moment because it is surrounded by native trees of the area. Yes, there is a steel factory on the opposite side of the highway approximately 3 kilometers away.And further comment from Tribes: In regards to the extra activities. The hotel has a book on the Hacienda´s history, which also contains the extra activities the hacienda has to offer and the rates. They do not offer the tours directly to clients, only when asked for. The owners advised me that the do not want clients to feel pressured to buy a tour."