Full of history, from mysterious pre-Inca mounds to colonial Spanish roots, as well as the home of two former presidents of Ecuador, Zuleta is the perfect place to immerse yourself in Ecuadorean culture and traditions.
An important location for centuries, Zuleta is one of the two best-preserved mound sites of the ancient Caranqui people in Ecuador; the area was later settled by the Incas and then the Spanish. It is a living reflection of the region’s history, starting out as a refuge from volcanoes, a ceremonial location for Caranqui chiefs, and a rich agricultural resource for the conquering Incas and Spanish. Today, Zuleta’s staff carry on the legacy of former president Galo Plaza Lasso and his family, who joined liberal ideals with economic advances to build a community that combines pride in its indigenous past with future-oriented innovations.
Zuleta is a colonial-era working farm that has belonged to the family of Mr. Galo Plaza Lasso, a former president of Ecuador, for more than 100 years. It was chosen as one of the world’s “Top Ten Finds” by Outside magazine and named one of the best “Ecuadorian Hotels” by National Geographic Traveler.