Hacienda Puerto Palenque FOR WEEKENDS, HOLIDAYS OR VACATIONS Magical outdoor spaces flourish in the Ecuadorian farmlands, some are full of history, and there are very few in which you can feel the homely warmth that welcomes us in Hacienda Puerto Palenque, now available for rent during holidays, weekends or vacations. It is a productive farm located on the cocoa route, in the Province of Los Ríos, approximately an hour and a half from Guayaquil, in a diversified agricultural area with banana, cocoa, rice, African palm and livestock. It has the perfect climate, beautiful landscapes and the spectacular Vinces River. The house is 120 years old and is part of a very large farm that belonged to the Azpiazu Cedeño family. It is the perfect place to go on weekends with family and friends. The beauty of its surroundings and its historical value are some of the reasons why the owners decided to open it up to visitors. Hacienda Puerto Palenque offers several attractions. Among them the pool, the river, horseback riding and much more adventures to make your stay a fun one. The garden is full of fruit trees: mamey, badea, mango, guava, avocado, lemon, moringa and more. Add the comfort of the facilities, the richness of the house, delicious food and a fantasy environment and you can start planning your next vacation spot. The hacienda has Peruvian Paso Horses that are very easy to ride. They were chosen specifically to please all kinds of visitors, whether experienced or not, and guarantee fun long horseback rides around the property. Apart from their beauty, they are very docile animals, perfect for children or adults. The house remains exactly the same as 120 years ago. The current owners managed a masterful restoration work keeping some original elements, such as the laurel wood that was well preserved. The house was propped up, wood was polished, some windows were changed, but the last century style was conserved. The furniture of the hacienda was recycled, some of the old paintings were kept and were complemented with what was needed to turn it into a cozy and comfortable space for guests and visitors, preserving its essence in a wonderful country style ambiance. It is a typical traditional house of the coast, built elevated from the ground to avoid floods caused by rain or river growth, bugs and other animals typical of the area. The living room, dining room, kitchen and four bedrooms with two bathrooms are located in the upper floor, beautifully planned this way to maintain the original layout and not dismantle the house´s shape. The top floor is an enormous open space that has a cooling function for the rest of the house. Back then there was no air conditioning, so the intention was for the heat to rise and not be kept in the lower floors where the family spaces were. On the ground floor there is a huge porch with a large reception area. A six meters long table made of a single wood piece is the protagonist of the ambiance and perfectly blends with the style of the house. At its side there is a smaller round table, which is the heart of one tree trunk. This area is very close to the river, right next to the jacuzzi, pool and grill, surrounded by a beautiful landscape of gardens, from where the horses can be seen, and the refreshing breeze is felt. The fantastic climate motivates outdoor reunions and activities. The idea of bathing in the river is divine, but if what you want is something more peaceful while enjoying the outdoors, then the Jacuzzi is the best alternative, or the hammock which is also one of the most desired spots. No matter how rustic the style, this vacation place offers all the amenities that today’s tourists look for, such as air conditioning, cable TV, internet … Being in the countryside with good company, enjoying peace in a fantastic garden by the river, and enjoying it in exclusive comfort, is what Hacienda Palenque is all about.