2 August 2017
Get a taste of life in an indigenous family
There is nothing that I really didn't like. The shower, like others in Ecuador, was a bit challenging at times. However, I would really recommend this place to travellers who are prepared for a rustic experience and who want to get a taste of local life.
I loved the fact that this was an authentic experience. It gave an experience of life with a local indigenous family. Mercedes was quietly welcoming and her family were charming.
4 May 2017
Peaceful family, having a separate kitchen for guests would be nice
Separate kitchen space from the family. Better cooking ware. A menu would be nice, we didn't feel like our dinner was worth $3.
Room was quite clean. Mario was friendly and modest. Have own bathroom. 40 min walk to hostel or 15 min by taxi for $3. Nice view of Cerro imbabura. Get good bit of privacy, except for when friends and families of Mario and Mercedes go in and out of property.
7 March 2017
Friendly and warm hosts - an indigene family. We got an interessting view of their life and culture. Very tasty organic food.
23 February 2017
A peaceful place with fantastic views in an indigenous community. It's a family stay with the option to help with their daily work. You can help with everything from feeding the animals, harvesting crops, shelling beans collecting firewood, help preparing the food etc. The family is very open and I felt really at home during my stay. I recommend to stay at least a week as there is a lot to do and see in the Cotacachi area. And it gives you time to immerse yourself in the community life.
25 January 2017
Peaceful and unique hostal in a beautiful location
The view of Imbabura out the bedroom window and the peaceful countryside ambiance were fantastic. This indigenous community specializes in brick making and it was wonderful to see the house-sized brick ovens glowing at night. Doña Mercedes and her daughter Isabel were gracious hosts. If you're a lover of the smell of wood smoke and simple country pleasures this place is great.