garden bed & breakfast

Imagine a wonderful time in a charming Bed & Breakfast,
in the pleasant little town of Cotacachi,
located two hours north of Quito, in the province of Imbabura,
in the middle of a spectacular scenery in the Northern Sierra,
just a stone's throw away from the famous market town of Otavalo


  • Stroll around the centre of Cotacachi and do some shopping for high quality leather goods.
  • Visit the local food market and the remarkable cathedral.
  • Visit the "Casa de las Culturas" with its exposition of paintings by Guayasamín, Ecuador's most famous painter .
  • Go to nearby Otavalo and enjoy some unforgettable hours at the buzzling artisan, food and animal market.
  • Visit the "Parque Condor" (birds reserve) close to Otavalo.
  • Day trips to the colonial centre of Ibarra and the Valle del Chota, the ethnic center of the afro-ecuadorian culture.
  • Yoga and meditation enthusiasts will certainly find a peaceful spot in the large garden for practice!


Casa Luna is not operating as B&B for the time being.


Two charming rooms with attractive view serving as:



Perfectly organized tours by a local fair trade tour operator with accredited indigenous guides:

  • Tours to some indigenous communities, Laguna Cuicocha and Peguche with its sacred waterfall.
  • Trekkings around Laguna Cuicocha
  • Hikings up the Fuya Fuya Mountain and around Lagunas de Mojanda.
  • Trekkings from Lagunas de Mojanda to Laguna Cuicocha.
  • Hikings up the Imbabura volcano.
  • Hikings up the Cotacachi volcano.
  • Hikings at Lagunas de Piņan and in the cloud forest.
  • Bike rides downhill to the subtropical cloud forest of Intag.
  • Horse Back Riding Tours

Information about "Casa Luna"

  • Possibility of national and international phone calls (with Andinatel phone cards)
  • Laundry service
  • Spanish lessons can be arranged.
  • We speak English, Spanish, French, German and Swiss German


Comunidad Pilchibuela


General Information

  • Transportation to/from Quito for US-$ 50.00 per taxi (one way).
  • Transportation to/from Quito in collect taxi for US-$ 10.00 per person (one way).
  • For dining out you will find very good restaurants, at reasonable prices, in the centre of Cotacachi
  • There is Internet access available at different places in the center of Cotacachi

Dear Guest, if you feel like staying at a comfortable Bed & Breakfast, in a relaxed atmosphere, it is my great pleasure to welcome you to my house, to make you feel at home and to make it a memorable stay. Here you might chill out in the lovely garden, watch out for tiny hummingbirds, listen to the singing of a variety of native birds and enjoy the magnificent views of the legendary Imbabura and Cotacachi volcanoes.

Location: About 750 meters from the centre of Cotacachi, in the small and safe indigenous community of “Pilchibuela”. Walking the short distance might give you a good opportunity to catch a glimpse of typical everyday life in the Sierra!

Dear Guest, if my cosy hideaway is what you are looking for then I would be delighted to be your host! Please feel free to get in touch with me and to make a reservation! I very much look forward to welcoming you in “casa luna” and wish you an excellent time in Ecuador!

Cotacachi Volcano, view from the garden   Imbabura Volcano, view from the garden