Located in the beautiful southern Andes near Cuenca, Hacienda Uzhupud is a welcome home-away-from-home, a comfortable and elegant base for explorations of this delightful region of Ecuador.

Dating from the 19th century, the hacienda maintains important architectural features from the Republican period of Ecuador’s history.

Most of the bars and discotecas in the pueblos, such as Banos and Montanita, are centrally located.

There's a whole contingent of young people from nearby Guayaquil who would prefer to escape the city for the beach every weekend.

Each room exudes a classical warmth and décor, but updated for modern travelers and convenience.

You will find cable TV and Wi-Fi service, along with serene views to the garden or the hacienda’s main plaza.

Also, the surf town's casual vibe and relaxed policies on marijuana attract lots of other South Americans from Argentina, Chile, and Colombia, as well as foreigners from around the world.

Montanita is especially well-known for being a crazy (and crowded) place to celebrate New Year's Eve.


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