Northern Andes

Hacienda Pimán


Steeped in history and tradition

Hacienda Pimán is a colonial-era property located in the heart of the Northern Andes region of Ecuador. Dating back to the 17th Century, this family home and a working farm that has been cared for by generations of the Zaldumbide family. The 12-acre gardens are an oasis of tranquil courtyards leading to flower-filled meadows and a private chapel. Every inch of the Hacienda is steeped in history and perfectly blended with the comforts of modern living.

Rooms are simple and in keeping with local traditions. In much the same vein, the restaurant serves simple but delicious Ecuadorian cuisine made with locally sourced ingredients, including many fruits and vegetables grown on the property. In the evening, retreat to the cosy bar and try a selection of Ecuadorian wines and cocktails made with locally distilled spirits. Hacienda Pimán is an ideal base for exploring the natural and cultural wonders of the Northern Andes.


At a glance

  • 17 rooms

  • Organic dining

  • Beautiful gardens

  • Swimming pool

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  • Polylepis Tree Ecuador

    Discover the forests

    Visit one of the few remaining ancient forests of Polylepis Tree. Polylepis trees are a group of about 30 species of trees and shrubs that are native to the high-altitude regions of the Andes mountains in South America, from Venezuela to Argentina. They are also known as paperbark trees or Queñoa trees. This ancient forest is a paradise of biodiversity with swathes of grasslands fringed by a dense forest speckled with wild orchids and chuquiragua, the national flower of Ecuador.

  • Quitsato Sundial

    Quitsato Sundial

    We highly recommend a visit the Quitsato Sundial. The sundial was created in 2006 by a team of Ecuadorian astronomers and engineers led by Santiago Andrade. The sundial was designed to accurately mark the equator line with extraordinary precision and serve as a tribute to the ancient knowledge and astronomical achievements of the Inca civilization.

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    Be amazed by the birds that frequent these beautiful gardens. From tiny hummingbirds to soaring eagles, the sound of birdlife in the morning and late afternoon is enchanting. For serious birdwatchers, we can arrange a specialist guide to spot birdlife in the valleys beyond the Hacienda.

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