Mainland Ecuador
Hacienda La Danesa

La Danesa is a working and family-owned Hacienda, offering unique experiences and stunning accommodation, while priding itself in its warm and welcoming atmosphere.

Located in the coastal region of Ecuador, the estate boasts 1200 acres of land in which it hosts numerous ranch based activities such as horse riding and chocolate making.

Facilities & Activities

La Danesa prides itself its large array of activities available to guests throughout their stay, including things such as river tubing through the fields and jungle, and a Cacao experience in which you can learn and participate in the making of chocolate, from harvesting the beans on the on-site plantation, to roasting and grinding and to finally making your very own chocolate bars to take home.

Additionally Horseback riding is available on the famous quarter pinto horses for those seeking the true ranch experience, catering to those of all abilities, with guests being taken down varying trails through open fields and plantations with a rich assortment of wildlife and plant-life to learn about along the way.  An exciting up close and personal beekeeping experience is also available for those who are keen to learn more!

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The food at La Danesa is of a very high quality, with much of the produce coming fresh from the Hacienda itself, with a strong farm to table ethos.  Expect a different 3 course menu for lunch and dinner every day expertly prepared by the house chefs who intertwine exciting and modern dishes with the influences of the local area and traditional Ecuadorian cuisine. Meals are served in the newly built communal space with tastefully designed and spacious indoor and outdoor dining areas and an accompanying bar.


All the rooms are luxurious and newly renovated, with a fresh and modern feel, with a hint of Danish design (the owners are Danish!).  The Heritage Bedrooms exude a cosy aesthetic and are part of historic and charming farmhouse at the heart of the Hacienda whilst the Garden Cottages are more spacious.

We recommend treating yourself to a stay in the Restored Stables, inspired by the original stables at the Hacienda, at a spacious 80 square metres overlooking the lush plantation with an outdoor terrace and shower.

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The Hacienda is ideally suited for families, the abundance of adventurous and enriching activities will keep children entertained and engaged, with bike rides and hiking trails also providing plenty of opportunity to burn off steam.

Staff are also extremely friendly and helpful and can help accommodate different requirements and food preferences.

Up to 2 children can share in a Restored Stable, or alternatively book adjacent rooms with older children (there is a connecting door via the terrace).



La Danesa is a working Hacienda and therefore taking care of the land is of great importance to them, it makes an effort to use as much locally sourced produce as it possibly can, helping the environment. They also play an active role in their local community with strict policies to help the standards of living and provide employment through tourism.

If you like football, we can arrange a game with the local children on an Astroturf pitch funded by the Hacienda and previous guests!


Hacienda La Danesa is located in the coastal region of Ecuador, set on 1200 acres of land near the town of Naranjito around approx 1.5 hours drive from the city of Guayaquil.

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