The Hacienda and Rooms

The historic Hacienda El Porvenir is set in a protected area in the foothills of Cotopaxi. This working farm is an ideal spot from which to explore the Cotopaxi area and experience the Andean way of life. The farmhouse, at 11,800 feet elevation, is surrounded by the stunning scenery of four volcanoes, one of which is Cotopaxi. Built with local materials and following the tradition and essence of traditional Andean construction, the buildings of Hacienda El Porvenir are laid out around a large courtyard. Each of the buildings offers different levels of comfortable rooms decorated with local textiles in the traditional style, many with fireplaces or stoves, stunning views and en suite facilities. The stables, saddle room and horse corrals are open to visitors and all part of the working ranch.

The History

The history of Hacienda El Porvenir dates back to colonial times. This territory, which was then known as “Pedregal”, was run by the Jesuits who raised sheep and later wild cattle. Five generations ago, in 1913, the old El Porvenir farm was bought by the Gangotena Escudero family, who have kept it up until modern times. More recently Hacienda El Porvenir has become known for its wild cattle, known as “Pedregal-Tambo.” Hacienda El Porvenir now belongs to the Pérez Gangotena family, who opened it to visitors in 1999, eager to share the magic of this beautiful spot. It is just 1.5 hours from Quito and 4 km from the northern entrance to Cotopaxi National Park.

Hacienda El Porvenir


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