Hacienda La Danesa
Hacienda La Danesa invites guests to enjoy the rural lifestyle of their dairy and cocoa farm on Ecuador's Pacific coastal plain.
Hacienda La Danesa offers a unique Ecuadorian countryside experience to both day visitors and resident guests alike. With a rural location 90 minutes' drive from Guayaquil, this hacienda, first established in 1870, provides a charming and relaxing environment for a few days of recuperation at the end of a Galapagos cruise or mainland expedition.
Enthusiastically dedicated to a bucolic lifestyle they have established one of the most successful dairy farms in the region, and have now expanded their operations to welcoming visitors, quickly establishing a reputation for their delicious farm-to-table gastronomy. There are just a handful of air-conditioned guest rooms in the grounds, designed with reference to contemporary rustic chic. The team at the hacienda are very hands-on, speaking good English and offering various experiences, such as: cycling; horse riding; river tubing; hiking; milking the cows; and chocolate-making.
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