Hostería Chorlaví

Historic hotel in Ibarra

Weekenders flock to this classic converted hacienda to enjoy the solar-heated swimming pool and mini-golf. It’s a charming place, with rooms stuffed full of antiques, yet remains pleasantly understated. It’s less peaceful on Saturdays when live music draws Otavalo tour groups and shoppers. The hotel is signed off to the right 4.5km south of Ibarra on the Panamericana.

'Chorlavi' means 'love nest' in Kichwa – could this former Jesuit monastery be yours? Perhaps the suite with hot tub and fireplace is what the natives had in mind. To enhance the mood, there's an on-site Nativa mini-brew-pub, with five homemade cervezas at $4 and an abbreviated tour.