Located just 15 minutes from the airport, in the Catamayo valley (at 4000 feet above sea level) you can find this beautiful house surrounded by sugar cane, yucca and fruit plantations, a fertile land with incomparable weather.
At Monterrey, it is springtime all year long.
This place, where children and grandchildren of Alberto Hidalgo Jarrín – founder of Monterrey Sugar Mill – used to run and play, has opened its doors to the public, offering a space full of nature where visitors can listen to the birds singing from the gigantic trees around the hacienda house.
Its welcoming atmosphere and comfortable accommodations for couples, groups and even complete families is complemented by delicious food that rescues the culinary traditions of Loja.
The cozy ambience offers the opportunity to stay for several days while engaging in different activities: enjoying the gardens, walking along local trails, strolling by the river and riding horses or on bikes. These activities can be combined with the unforgettable experience of visiting the Sugar Mill itself, where you can learn first-hand how sugar is made from harvesting the cane to packaging. You can also find different nearby tourism attractions.
Only an hour away from Loja, Vilcabamba or the Sanctuary of La Virgen del Cisne, Monterrey is only around 4 hours from places like Cuenca, Machala, Mangahurco (where the Guayacan trees bloom), Sullana and Piura (in Peru). Monterrey is the perfect site to discover Ecuador’s southern region, a place you will always want to return once you get to know it.
Catamayo, Loja, Ecuador (km 5 vía a Machala)
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