Hosteria Tambopaxi is a cosy, traditional mountain lodge providing shelter for climbers, hikers, cyclists and horse-riders, with an excellent restaurant.
This comfortable mountain lodge hotel, with thatched roof and adobe walls built using traditional Andean construction techniques is set in the heart of Cotopaxi National Park in the Avenue of the Volcanoes, the pride of Ecuador’s glorious highland landscapes.
Set at an altitude of 3,750m, it has magnificent views of Mount Cotopaxi and is a good choice for lovers of outdoor activities, with hikers, mountain bikers, horse-riders and hikers taking advantage of its cosy facilities.
The lodge is used as a base for those wishing to acclimatise before climbing the volcano. It’s pretty basic, but its lounging areas with a wood-burning stove and beamed ceilings and the airy restaurant with picture windows offering glorious views are most welcoming. All rooms have their own independent heating system, and private bathroom with permanent hot water.
What our clients say
Highlight?: The Napo Lodge experience. It exceeded our expectations and we were very lucky to have dry weather.HB, Todmorden
Most memorable experiences: Galapagos snorkeling at Devils Crown and the inland lagoon; walk on Fernandina; mountain bikes and trek at Cotopaxi.JG, Sevenoaks
Highlight?: Galapagos IslandsRN, London
It was all brilliant, we expected the Galapagos to be the highlight, but all the other trips were as good in different ways. All the Ecuadorians encountered at hotels, restaurants, shops, etc could not do enough to help, and they did it with a smile.AH, Eastleigh
Ecuador is a wonderful country with much to see and do so often overlooked by those seeking to visit South America and that I now know is a big mistake.DW, Lingfield
We had a wonderful holiday to Quito and Galapagos with Journey Latin America. We just wish it had been longer!HS, W4
Our expert's view
Kathryn Rhodes - Travel Expert
Kathryn backpacked across Argentina, Chile, Bolivia and Peru before joining us. She has a degree in Philosophy and French and is a keen netball player.
Simple and cosy, this hosteria is an ideal place to rest your head after a day’s hiking in Cotopaxi National Park. I vividly remember enjoying some delicious home cooked Locro de Papa soup – the perfect Andean comfort food – while watching a pair of hummingbirds flitting around the gardens outside the restaurant.
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