‘I came here to write a fairy tale so imagine my surprise when I found myself in such a story complete with stone towers, iridescent hummingbirds, clerical vestments and guinea-pig sandwiches.
Who knew that running a hotel was a high art?
Barbara Ensor, author.
Animals. Llamas, horses, peacock, rabbits, guinea pigs, turkey.
Film Library. +300 selected DVDs and videos, in Reception.
Game-room .Billiards, darts, ping-pong. Chess, Backgammon, etc.
Horseriding. (7 horses, Western saddles). Over 6 mountain & valley trails. With guide, $15. *18,30 pp p hour. Minimum, 2 hours.
Over-night riding., 2-days/1-night, 2 guests (minimum), double occupancy, meals, tack, guide, $500. *$610. Request Itinerary.
Massage. Giovano. Professional, exemplary, in-room. Please reserve in advance.
Mountain Biking . Many short & long routes. #Helmets must be worn. $6. *$7,32
Spanish Classes Tailor-made classes., 1-2 guests, $12/hr. *$14,64 – 20% guestroom discount. Minimum 4-night stay.
Sports. Basketball, squash, volleyball, ping-pong, pool table
Near Cusin…Andean Train ride, Tren de la Libertad. Wednesday-Sunday & holidays. Ibarra-Salinas-Ibarra. Departing Ibarra station, 10:30 a.m. Descending through many eco-systems & tunnels, to the Chota desert and return to Ibarra, approx. 3 hours. $16 per person, including $1 service fee, plus taxes. Transfer, Cusin-Ibarra-Cusin, $12 pp, + taxes, minimum group of 4. 1-2 guests, additional.
PARAMO of Angel, 1 day.. Cusin transfer to Andean train. Ibarra-Salinas, Chota desert. Cusin transfer to unique eco-system of the Paramo. Picnic lunch. Return to Cusin. Minimum group of 3. 1-2 guests, additional. Please as Reception for trip cost, or email, email@example.com Antique shops San Antonio de Ibarra and Otavalo Archaeology Cochasqui, 800 A.D, earth- pyramids, 40 mins from Cusín. Guided tours in Spanish. See Itinerary Page, Day 5 Climbing Hills & Mountains: El Lechero, Cubilche, Mojanda, Fuyafuya, Imbabura, Cayambe (ice climb) and Cotacachi. Condor Reserve Espejo, 10 minutes from Cusin, toward Otavalo. Craft Villages San Antonio – wood carving; Cotacachi – leather; Agato – weaving workshop; Peguche – weaving.
ExcursionsEl Refugio cloud forest lodge, 2n/3d. Paramo, 1n/2d. Cotopaxi Park, 2n/3d. Amazon, 2n/3d. firstname.lastname@example.org Miniature Golf 10 minutes from Cusin. Cabanas del Lago. – water sports, Cabanas del Lago. Markets Otavalo market, daily 7-4. Massive, Saturday. Museums Otavalo-Archeology. Cotacachi-Anthropology. Walking/Hiking Gualaví, Imbabura, Mojanda, Quebrada, Rinconada, Cubilche, Logo Cuicocha, Zuleta, etc.
Restaurants *Las Palmeras Inn, *La Posada de Quinde, **Haciendas: Pinsaqui, La Compania and Molino, ****La Mirage. *inexpensive, ** moderate, ****expensive. Reserve at Cusin in advance. Maps and anti-dog device, in Reception
English–speaking Guides are available for walks & tours.
Taxis: from $7 p.hr. Local buses, from a stop near Cusin, or from San Pablo’s main plaza, are frequent and inexpensive.