I stayed at the Secret Garden in Cotopaxi for 4nights in the dorm. On my arrival I was met by 15people who were already there and were all laying on the sofas by the fire place. It was clear the location was superb. The volunteers Remi & Victor did a great job of making us feel like at home. No Wifi meant you either talked to the other people or you reclused into your books.
I loved the animals they had as part of the family: Milo, Mash, Daisy(dogs) and Canela the cow! It was easy just to sit there and watchtower he stunning views of Cotopaxi or relax on the sofa. But there are a lot of extreme quality hikes, horse riding and moutain biking. All in all, I would recommend this to anyone with an adventurous spirit who also likes the beauty of nature.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Katherine and Tarquin, the owners/creators of The Secret Garden Quito, have moved to the countryside where they have been building their dream home and hostel. It's spectacular mountain scenery, it's a beautiful traditional lodge made of mud bricks and thatched roof, it's an eco-friendly self sufficiency project, it's great homegrown herbs and spices,with an exquisite home style food, it's considered an adventure center and it's a relaxation center. ... more less