Hacienda La Danesa
A stunning historic hacienda located just over an hour drive from Guayaquil. The ideal location to end your journey in Ecuador, for example after a visit to the Galápagos Islands. The hacienda has been property of the Olsen family for over 50 years and is currently run by the third generation: Niels Olsen Peet.
A little history: shortly after the Second World War Helge Olsen-Friis moved from Copenhagen to Ecuador. He fell in love not only with Pilar Pons, but also with the beautiful tropical Ecuadorian countryside. He decided to quit his job in the pharmaceutical industry, marry the woman of his dreams, and buy 1200 acres of land to build his home, the estate now called Hacienda La Danesa. In 1977 the hacienda was inherited by Niels Olsen Pons and Sonia Peet. They raised three children; Kristel, Niels and Erik. For over 25 years they kept this little piece of heaven on earth for themselves and ran the hacienda with love and passion. Their son Niels Jr. luckily had other plans. When he took over the business, he opened the doors of their charming farmhouse to a limited number of guests who will appreciate this magical setting.
Hacienda La Danesa is a traditional dairy farm. For example, every morning for breakfast, homemade fresh cheese is served. In addition, the hacienda has a teak plantation (they build and design their own teak furniture) and they breed the beautiful Quarter Pinto horses.
The six rooms and cottages, which can accommodate up to 16 guests, are furnished in the style of the hacienda, with the luxurious comfort of today. Warm wooden elements, wonderful beds with exclusive linen, bathrobes, etc., make you feel right at home. Body and soul are also well cared for. La Danesa offers a truly unique gastronomic experience, inspired by the farm-to-table ethos. The meals consist of ingredients produced on the farm or made by neighboring communities. For relaxation it is possible to take yoga classes or relax with a soothing massage in your room.
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