Hacienda la Danesa
Nr Guayaquil, Southern Ecuador
At a Glance
The hacienda is a family owned working dairy farm and was established as a cacao plantation, offering a great insight into rural life in Ecuador
Comfortable, authentic accommodation with thoughtful touches of luxury offering guests a tranquil stay surrounded by nature
Impeccably curated experiences offered at the hacienda and in the expansive surroundings, from cacao tours and horse riding, to river tubing and sumptuous massage treatments
With a farm to table ethos – enjoy locally harvested tropical fruits and vegetables and gastronomic experiences with an Ecuadorian influence
Conveniently located an hours drive away from the hustle and bustle of Guayaquil and the international airport, making it an excellent option for a final, relaxing stop of an Ecuador adventure
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Guayaquil has a tropical climate and is hot and humid for much of the year. It cools down a little during the summer months between June and October (although remains hot) and heats up again between November and May.
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Located in the coastal region of Ecuador, around an hour's drive from Guayaquil, Hacienda La Danesa is a beautiful family-run property which offers relaxation and plenty of activities amongst beautiful tropical grounds; a perfect end to an Ecuador trip.
Surrounded by beautiful gardens and abundant nature, Hacienda La Danesa is a charming family-run property with an intimate atmosphere. There are just six luxurious guest rooms and the service is attentive. The hacienda is a working dairy farm and was established as a cacao plantation, offering a great insight into rural life in Ecuador. The huge grounds invite an array of adventures, including horse riding, biking, river tubing, cookery classes and even waterfall rappelling, many of which are included.
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Nr Guayaquil, Southern Ecuador
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