Hacienda San Agustin del Callo

Built on the site of a 600-year-old Incan ruin, on the high plains below the snowcapped volcano, Hacienda San Augustin de Callo is the perfect base to explore Cotopaxi.

The beautifully converted Hacienda San Agustin de Callo dates back to the 16th Century. The eleven cosy rooms spread across three buildings are all individually styled to reflect the family atmosphere and the hacienda's historical importance - with original Incan walls as well as touches of colonial and republican architecture.

The Callo Lodge, set apart from the Inca House, is made up of the Alexander von Humboldt Suite, filled with antique furniture, and two double rooms, Montufar and Bonpland, which offer fine views of Chimborazo and Tungurahua volcanoes.

Wonderfully atmospheric, with a sense of history emanating from every pore, this hotel is an excellent base from which to explore the surrounding highlands and volcanoes of the Andes Mountains.


Why we like it

  • The hotel's eleven wonderfully rustic rooms have a lovely cosy feel, and open onto courtyards or gardens
  • San Agustin de Callo is located one and a quarter hours by road from Quito, at the foot of Cotopaxi, the highest active volcano in the world
  • Other facilities include a cosy drawing room with an open fire and large windows to open up views of Cotopaxi, an honour bar, a lovely, sunny courtyard and gardens, and an Inca Chapel with its 17th century ceiling and perfectly carved Inca volcanic stone walls (a real one-off setting for a wedding) 

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