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Cabanas del Lago

Cabanas de Lago is a smart family-friendly lakeside resort set in beautiful grounds with loads of activities. 

Cabañas del Lago sits, as the name suggests, on the shores of one of northern Ecuador's largest and most beautiful lakes - Lago San Pablo, just a short drive from Otavalo. The backdrop of bottle-green mountains is stunning, and the grounds of the property are also exquisite, with flowers and tailored lawns. The imported palm trees and tiled, blond-shaded eucalyptus wood cabins lend the property an almost Mediterranean air.

It's a particularly fine choice for families, with spacious and well equipped rooms with log fire and hot water bottles for chilly nights as well as a range of child-friendly entertainments: mini-golf course, a children's activity area, play-house and a small petting zoo (rabbits and guinea pigs). You can get out onto the lake in a canoe or kayak, or on a lake cruise.

Bartolome, Galápagos

What our clients say

  • Ecuador was a fantastic adventure: welcoming friendly people, beautiful landscapes and amazing wildlife. To fit in two cities, the Andes, the Amazon, the cloud forest and the Galapagos Islands into a 16 day trip on a seamless itinerary was a fantastic solution provided by Sophie at JLA and we enjoyed every aspect.

    GE, Glasgow
  • Probably the Tren Crucero (was the top experience) but too many highlights to mention.

    SB, Cambourne
  • Most Memorable Moment?: Very hard to say! Loved Hacienda Venecia, and Napo, and Bellavista, and the Avenue of the Volcanoes. 

    DL, London
  • Everyone was very concious of preserving water and not littering - it seems part of everyday life in Ecuador

    KK, Belfast
  • Ecuador Highlights: Seeing hummingbirds & humpback whales, summiting the Pasochoa peak with Kristian, Quilotoa Volcano Lake, Quito cable car ride, the Las Cajas Park walks with Wilson. 

    PJR
  • Ecuador is perhaps a most underrated country for a great visitor experience. The people are great and helpful and, for anyone with an interest in the natural world, there is so much variety to see and enjoy.

    IB, Kendal
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Our expert's view

Kathryn Rhodes
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.

The setting of this hotel is simply beautiful, and with spacious, comfortable rooms you don’t need much more for a pleasant stay in the Andean highlands. I spent an enjoyable afternoon taking in the mountain views from a kayak on the lake and families in particular will enjoy the array of water activities on offer.

Papagaio

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  • Heloise Buxton
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    Heloise started her Latin American journey as an exchange student in Santiago, Chile. With extended summer holidays this was the perfect opportunity to backpack through Bolivia, Peru, Argentina and Brazil.

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    Ben fell in love with Latin America on a six month backpacking trip from Colombia to Mexico in 1995. Since then he has explored most of South America, including living in Peru for a year. He is now Head of Sales.

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    Hannah had an early introduction to Latin America when her family moved to Ecuador and she returned to study in Buenos Aires for a year before backpacking across the continent.

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