Hacienda Jimenita

Naturhotel & Wildlife Reserve

In Quito a hidden treasure is located just 15 minutes away from the airport.

Hacienda Jimenita Naturhotel & Wildlife Reserve is a unique place where you can find rest and discover the magic of nature at the same time.

A sanctuary full of magic and wonders will fill your senses.

You’ll delight your sight and your palate with exquisite food in a natural environment.

With a new adventure everyday you’ll be able to discover and appreciate nature.


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Cultural Experience

An Inga Tunnel and vestiges found in our estate from pre- inca civilizations have allowed us to be part of the “Atlas Arqueologico y cultural de Quito” live Ecuadorian history like never before.

What can I do?

Join us in this journey to discover an exciting adventure and experience a tour full of nature to appreciate the wonders of Hacienda Jimenita.

What to bring

For a better experience in our natural reserve, we highly recommend bringing the following items:







Birding on Quito homebase Wonderful hotel with birding grounds. Very comfortable large rooms with private baths, helpful friendly staff & great food in the pleasant dining room. We used the hacienda as a home base while birding the greater Quito area with Ivan, wonderful guide for highlands & cloud forest.
Gorgeous estate with luxurious rooms We stayed here as part of our tour with Ecuador Birds Tour. If you're traveling through Ecuador on your own or on a tour, we recommend staying here. It was our favorite place to stay in the Quito area. It was a gorgeous estate with luxurious rooms. As for the food, it was delicious and the chef was happy to accommodate my dietary restrictions. The only thing we regret is not staying longer.
Beautiful hacienda We stayed one night at Hacienda Jimenita and it was excellent. The hacienda and grounds are beautiful. The food at the restaurant was also very good. The staff and owner were friendly. The prices are a bit on the high side but still a very pleasant stop.
Beautiful hacienda, wonderful stay! A beautiful, calming place to stay! We stayed at Hacienda Jimenita for 4 nights. Great communication leading up to our stay and they picked us up from the airport (about 15 min away). They took care in getting us a late evening meal and getting us set up in the grande suite. We were are a family of 4 and suite had lots of space for us, beautiful views, and beds were very comfortable. The staff is amazing-so kind, they want to make everyone feel welcome. Breakfast and dinners were delicious and made to order and the dining room and patio are nicely set up, you can also watch the many birds as you enjoy your meal. We explored the walking paths and the Inca tunnel and fed the llamas on the property. We also took 2 day trips from the hacienda-a tour of Cotopaxi volcano and a visit to La Mitad del Mundo. It was easy to set up an uber pick up to take us to local places. We would definitely return here for another visit!
Anne G
Anne G
Wonderful nature so close to the city What a lovely retreat. Great room. Great food. Great surroundings. Loved watching the humming birds. Just outside the main city but very convenient for the airport and not far from all the sights. We only stayed one night but could easily have been here longer.
Lovely weekend - highly recommend Jimenita! My husband and I spent a wonderful weekend at Jimenita and would highly recommend it to anyone looking to recharge their batteries and reconnect with nature. Its location within 20 min from the airport makes it for an excellent stopover. We heard the planes occasionally but didn’t find them bothersome. The service is outstanding, with great attention to detail. The place is not deluxe but rustic in a very nice way. It is super clean. Jimenita is run by solid, kind and competent people. Daniel, the owner, lives on premises. He was up waiting to welcome us in the middle of the night (our flight arrived at 1 am). The transfer from/to airport worked like a clock. We really enjoyed walking around the property on well-maintained paths and watching humming birds. There are nice benches and chairs to sit and relax while watching a great variety of birds. Speaking of birds, we also had a great time on the Condor Tour. Daniel took us to Antisana National Park with fantastic landscapes, volcanoes and condors. It was surprisingly cold there but Daniel thoughtfully brought warm jackets for us. He is a knowledgeable guide, caring host and an avid birder. The food at Jimenita was delicious and the setting very enjoyable, both outdoors and in the dining room with a fireplace. There is an Incan tunnel on the premises that you can explore. We really appreciated Jimenita’s mission to preserve its beautiful nature for future generations.
Modify R
Modify R
A piece of Paradise La Hacienda Jimenita is a place of beauty! I can’t think of a better place to start our month of travels in Ecuador! Every room is unique, and lets you enjoy the raw beauty of Pifo. We stayed in the Cotopaxi suite, mostly private (with the right curtains closed) with a spectacular view of Volcán Pichincha! The prices seemed a little steep for Ecuador, but once you are here you realize the value you are getting. You can go for walks and see all sorts of different plants and birds unique to the beautiful Andes mountains. You are 500feet lower elevation then Quito itself, which may help with the any altitude sickness one may experience. The gardens are all kept in fantastic shape. There are picturesque places to lounge and relax all over the property. The food is out of this world, definitely recommend the Locro de Papas (Locro quiteño). But every dish we have had had been exploding with flavours. Fresh fruit juices, some of which are from right here on the property. And the breakfast with the fresh fruit sampler patter will blow your mind (if you are not used to fresh fruits, we are from Canada and are fruits are dry and flavourless) The staff are all warm and welcoming. You are paying to hang out and relax on this beautiful property, don’t expect to come and just sleep here, come and spend the day enjoying the wildlife preserve. Llamas, horses, dogs, birds, hummingbirds, and so much more! Oh and how can I forget the rich history of the property. Only discovered on the property 25 years ago, a tunnel with pottery in the walls was found, estimated to be 5000 years old!!! On the other side of the ravine you can see the possible entrance to the rest of the tunnel system. With various artifacts including obsidian found inside the tunnel! Having lived on the old HCJB property next door for a few years as a child this place feels like home! Couldn’t have picked a better place to start our Ecuador vacation. Also they are only 15 minutes from the airport making it an ideal first or last stop on your trip.
Ecuadorian Grand Finale!!! Wonderful place to stay for our farewell 24 hours in Ecuador! Spacious room, wonderful shower, excellent meals! A GRAND SEND OFF, and just 15 minutes to the airport. Hacienda even provided a free ride to the Quito airport.
Beautiful location, with many birds This was an ideal spot for me. I love seeing and hearing birds. Someone is taking great care to make sure feeder sites are filled for the hummingbirds and other birds. This place has so much character, just look at the pictures. Numerous plantings. So much to take in. They have two llamas! My daughter loved them. We spent three nights here. It felt like we may have been the only guests for one of the nights. Things are spread out, so walking unpaved trails is something some guests might want to consider. There are no golf carts, and that's a good thing. The pool looked to not get much use. We enjoyed the paths that overlook the river gorge. Each morning a nice breakfast was provided, eggs, toast, milk granola, fruit. It's small set up which was fine for us, but if you are expecting a large selection like in the USA you maybe disappointed. This is a family owned hacienda is what I gather by observing the decor in the restaurant area. The food is quite good! I had a soup that was absolutely delicious. I was able to find the pottery cups available for sale in a gift shop. They are lovely. Now when I say "character" someone else might not find this so appealing. There is a compost area we walked past getting to our suite. Our laundry room had a suspicious odor-mildew possibly. Kept that door shut. I noticed some spider webs in the corners of the rooms. I would've liked a bit of introduction to the suite. I didn't realize the water in the kitchen was safe to drink until day 2. There is no in suite coffee available, you'll need to get to breakfast area. The shower worked properly; we had hot water. There was no housekeeping no towel/wash cloth change out. No heat at night or AC as far as I could see. We started a fire in the fireplace and used the extra blankets. Some of these things were probably easily solved with some communication, but we don't speak Spanish well and didn't pursue the points. I wasn't worried about safety even though we seemed to be the only guests and a bit of a distance from reception area. There are units closer to main dining and reception office. Interesting place, but if you want typical American style hotel this might not be your place. It's in line with the airport, you will hear the planes.
No hesitation recommending Hacienda Jimenita Hacienda Jimenita was perfect. From the beginning to the end of our three weeks in Ecuador we could not have been happier with our time at the hacienda. Jimenita was our home base for a wonderful 16 day guided birding tour through Ecuador Birds Tours. We would go out for a few days then come back, regroup and head off again. Each time it was like coming home; If coming home meant beautiful bright rooms, very comfortable cozy beds, delicious meals waiting as well as gardens and birds that are in perfect readiness. The staff do a lovely job making guests feel sincerely welcome. Kitchen and dining room staff made any adjustments to meals we asked for. Nicole, at reception, was relaxed and helpful with anything we needed. It was the pleasure of our trip to meet our host Daniel. He is a unique and genuine man who exhudes warmth and generousity of spirit. Thank you for so many things Daniel. We can recommend a stay at Hacienda Jimenita without hesitation. The site is in easy reach of the airport. The gardens, trails, canyon and archeological surprises are fantastic. Lunching outdoors with hummingbirds and tanagers is lovely. The people are terrific. We can't think of a reason Not to choose Hacienda Jimenita.

Contact us

We are 15 minutes away from Mariscal Antonio Jose de Sucre International Airport.

Barrio Andrango, Pasaje 2, Casa 19,
Parroquia Pifo, Quito – Ecuador

Reception: (+593 2) 2 380 285 / (+593 9) 9 875 0972
Email: info@jimenita.com

Sales: (+593 9) 5 860 4606
Email: ventas@jimenita.com

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