Medina del Lago

Otavalo, Central Highlands, Ecuador

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  • A charming hotel in the Ecuadorian countryside which is perfect for exploring the Otavalo region

  • Tasteful décor which combines traditional elements with more modern design features

  • Pay a visit to the famous Otavalo market and pick up some great local souvenirs
  • The perfect place to enjoy horseback riding amongst beautiful scenery

  • Explore the nearby condor project and learn about the conservation of these rare birds

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All year round destination. Due to its position on the equator and its altitude, Quito’s temperature varies greatly between night and day. Daytime temperatures average 23-25ºC, while at night temperatures drop to around 10ºC. In general, days are clear in the morning and cloud over in the afternoon, with rain common in the afternoon. The drier season runs from the end of May to the end September, with another brief summertime in early December (which coincides nicely with the city’s fiestas).

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Blending the modern with the traditional, Medina del Lago is a relaxing property in the Ecuadorian countryside which is perfectly placed to enjoy horse riding adventures through the highlands and visits to the colourful and iconic Otavalo Market.

Surrounded by beautiful Andean scenery and lush Ecuadorian countryside, Medina del Lago is a charming property which is ideally placed for enjoying the highlights of the Otavalo region of Ecuador. Otavalo is famed for its impressive and colourful local market, which is a wonderful place to pick up souvenirs and simply admire brightly coloured textiles, quality crafted leather goods and fresh local produce. The region also offers fantastic walking and horseback riding and is a perfect place to relax and unwind on a longer trip to Ecuador.

Medina del Lago is a contemporary hotel which is still true to its Andean roots, where modern design elements meet traditional textiles and dark woods to create a homely atmosphere. Plenty of glass maximises views to the picturesque rolling scenery that surrounds and many rooms have views to the nearby San Pablo Lake and the Imbabura Volcano which towers above. 

Facilities include a restaurant which serves up country-style breakfasts and hearty dinners, with local ingredients in abundance. Daily afternoon tea is served to keep you going after days out exploring and a selection of wines and cheeses are available in the evenings. There is also a spa which offers a selection of pampering treatments.

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Rooms and suites at Medina del Lago are simple yet comfortable with modern décor and Andean textiles throughout. Standard rooms are the smallest, starting at 23sqm/248sqft, while the Medina del Lago Suite measures an impressive 100sqm/1076sqft. Junior Suites and Suites have a king bed and additional sofa bed so are ideal for families.High speed WiFi is available.


No specific childcare facilities are available.


Facilities include a restaurant where three meals a day are served and a spa, which offers a variety of relaxing treatments.


Medina del Lago is ideally placed to enjoy horseback riding and countryside walks, as well as visits to nearby Otavalo market and other local markets. It is also easy to visit a condor project nearby to learn about the conservation of these impressive birds and we can arrange wine and chocolate tastings, cookery classes and camp fires.

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Otavalo, Central Highlands, Ecuador

Medina del Lago is located in the Otavalo region of Ecuador's northern highlands.

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