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A charming family-owned farmhouse, opens its doors to welcome visitors to the rural life of Ecuador in full fertility.

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Dairy and cacao, fresh cheese, and an expansive teak plantation. These are just a few of the characterising features of Hacienda La Danesa, all grown and continuing to flourish in and around the grounds. 

Passed down through generations, this farm has deep rooted family heritage and the current owner Niels Junior who grew up on the grounds has opened their doors to a limited number of guests to their home.  

Each morning wake to local coffee and fresh juice delivered to your doorstep. Open your doors out onto lush fields which back onto winding waters, perfect for lazy river tubing through the rural landscape surrounding. Help yourselves to yoga mats and binoculars tucked away in your wardrobe, and enjoy an intimate and relaxed atmosphere in a part of Ecuador that is off the tourist grid. 

Hacienda La Danesa is an ideal stop-off for those flying to/from the Galapagos Islands from Guayaquil. It’s the perfect pit stop for those who want to get involved in the slower pace of life at a working hacienda. Learn your hand at cookery, bee-keeping, and chocolate making from bean to bar. 

The farm has their own pinto quarter horses, born and bred on the property’s grounds. Saddle-up and go out for a ride through lush surroundings, and finish off your afternoon with a massage and a three course meal of farm-to-table food. 

This lodge takes wholesome to the next level. Immersed in the lowland rural setting, visiting this home is not only being welcomed in with hospitality and warmth, but it’s also an opportunity to feel surrounded verdant forests and flourishing fruit plantations. 

Call us on +44 117 313 3300 to start planning your holiday, we’re looking forward to hearing from you


The Property

Hacienda La Danesa has 6 well-appointed and spacious guest rooms all equipped with modern comforts. On the property, there are 2 Heritage Bedrooms, 2 Restored Stable Bedrooms featuring private gardens and an alfresco shower, 1 Garden Cottage with a private veranda, hammocks and a dining table, and 1 Family Garden Cottage which sleeps four. 


Cozy lounge, bar, restaurant, in-room massages, free WiFi. Extensive opportunities for excursions, including use of bikes, horse-riding, chocolate making, milking, cooking and beekeeping workshops, lazy river tubing. Venture further for cloud-forest and waterfall hikes.


From Farm-to-Fork, Hacienda La Danesa specialises in truly special culinary experiences that showcase the farm’s incredible produce. The Teca Terrace situated beneath a wooden roof outside, and it is here that dishes are crafted to highlight the delicious organic foods supplied by the community markets nearby or from their own gardens. Try home made jams, dulce de leche and chocolate bars at La Tienda, or request a candle-lit private dining experience on the grounds. 

Why Wayfairer

At Wayfairer we promote sustainable and positive tourism to all our clients who choose to travel with us. This means that all stays actively benefit the countries we visit, and experiences give back to the wildlife and communities we interact with. We only partner with lodges, hotels and tour operators in Ecuador who share our ethos. 

Sustainability is at the heart of La Danesa’s ethos. The farm focuses on creating jobs in neighbouring communities, as well as preserving the environment and sourcing only local materials and ingredients.

Call us on +44 117 313 3300 to start planning your holiday, we’re looking forward to hearing from you


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