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Hacienda Piman is located just outside the pretty colonial town of Ibarra with its cobbled streets, white washed buildings and horse drawn carts. At 2100 metres above sea level the area enjoys a pleasant climate with very little rain. The hacienda has been owned by the Zaldumbide family since the 17th century making it one of the oldest in the country. The restored manor house has seven rooms with original stone walls, exposed brick, wooden floors and antique furniture.
Hacienda Piman is a charming, family owned country retreat that dates back to the 17th century
Ten more cosy rooms are spread out between five separate cottages around the property. The restaurant serves hearty country cuisine focussing on local ingredients such as amaranth and morocho corn. There is a small swimming pool and wellness area among the beautifully kept gardens as well as indoor and outdoor lounges. Hacienda Piman makes a great base for exploring the area. Local attractions include the spectacular 18.5 mile train journey from Ibarra to Salinas, the high altitude forest of El Ángel and the local Afro Ecuadorian communities.