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Hacienda San Luis Cayambe Reviews
Jul 05, 2007
After the bizcohos we went to Hacienda San Luis...
This is from their website...
"Part working ranch and part country guest house, San Luis tastefully combines modern amenities with the charm of a traditional hacienda. Embraced in a setting of gently sloping farmland, charming gardens, Eucalyptus tree forests and the majestic Andes mountains, San Luis offers its guests equal parts adventure and relaxation.
Hacienda San Luis began as a family owned ranch or hacienda dedicated to breeding toros de lidia (fighting bulls) and raising dairy cows (both of which can be seen grazing in the nearby pastures!). Under the watchful eye of the Yerovi family, the hacienda's existing infrastructure was adapted to the growing needs of the guest house.
Hosteria San Luis boasts thirty-six well-appointed rooms spread over 20 acres in 9 separate guest houses (the hacienda itself covers over 120 acres). Each guest house is decorated in the style of a traditional colonial hacienda with Spanish tile roofs and exposed wooden beam interiors. All of the rooms have private bathrooms and hot water. Most rooms offer fireplaces and all have picturesque views of the surrounding countryside. Wireless internet is available for those who must stay in touch.
A first class kitchen and three distinct dining areas serves local cuisine and treasured family recipes. Two bars and a well stocked wine cellar complement nighttime entertainment which includes flamenco guitars, Andean folk dance and bonfires.
Horseback riding, mountain biking and hiking are among the many outdoor activities encouraging guests to enjoy the natural splendor of the hosteria and its surroundings.
Just outside the confines of the hacienda, indigenous life manifests itself as it has for centuries. Subsistence farmers watch over their sheep an cattle as they carefully tend to their vegetable gardens. The evident cultural diversity is a valuable and telling experience.
After a day of adventure and learning, guests can relax at the hosteria's spa which includes heated pool, steam room, sauna, whirlpool bath and massage area.
Sport area includes a mini-soccer pitch, basketball court, tennis court and volleyball court.
On holiday weekends, bullfighting exhibitions known as tientas are staged in the hosteria's own bullring. These are typically bloodless. A traditional banda de pueblo (town brass band) accompanies the tienta. On occasion, an amateur bullfighter lurking among the guests will jump into the ring to try his luck (and impress his friends) adding color to the spectacle. "
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