Our Team

Our Team

The team that manages the Hacienda is led by the Plaza family. Ninety per cent of our staff lives in the surrounding communities and many families from Zuleta benefit directly or indirectly from the various activities the Hacienda offers.

Together, we work to promote responsible tourism and productive projects that improve the life of the inhabitants of the community and their environment.

Our home is your home. We invite you to enjoy this wonderful Andean place at its best!

The family

Margarita, the youngest daughter of Galo Plaza, and Fernando, one of his grandsons, are happy to transmit the characteristic hospitality of their family to our staff as well as to our guests. They will share with you, by the warmth of the fireplace, amusing anecdotes about the Hacienda and the family.


On arrival at the Hacienda, you will be assigned a host, a dedicated member of the staff who will orient you and be your point of contact during your stay. Our hosts are highly experienced in customer relations and tourism, and possess in-depth knowledge of the local area.

Staff members from Zuleta

Delicious food from Marcelina's kitchen, Señora Liliana's attention to your every need, the care of Rodrigo, David, and José care during your horseback or carriage ride, the hot water bottle in your bed at night... You will meet Zuleteños (people from Zuleta) who will made every effort to guarantee that your stay is unforgettable.

Our dogs

Our dogs are a highlight of any visit. Waiting to greet you with wagging tails, Mambo, Carlos, Dominga, and Canela adore company and will show you around the farm and accompany you on walks. They can win over the most hardhearted person but make sure not to take them with you when you leave. Many have tried!

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.


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