Chorlavi Hacienda introduction
Legend has it that the Inca King Huayna Capac fell in love with Princess Pasha, of the Caranqui tribe, in Chorlavi five centuries ago. Moreover, for the Caranqui people, Chorlavi means “love nest”. In the year 1620, Chorlavi was the first property purchased by the Jesuits in the Otavalo and Ibarra region. For many years Chorlavi included a large territory reaching the two provinces Imbabura and Pichincha. The Jesuits were expelled in 1767 and the Tobar family took possession of the hacienda Chorlavi. Now, six generations later, the hacienda is still in the Tobar family hands. It was in 1973, during the third generation, that José Tobar turned the hacienda into a touristic purposes place.
The hacienda is located a 5-minute drive from Ibarra and 30 minutes from Otavalo. For travellers looking for upscale and luxury. However, in this region, we recommend the haciendas Cusin and especially Zuleta.
Capacity: 51 Rooms
Spoken Languages: Spanish & English
ITK Viepoint about Chorlaví :
The hacienda Chorlavi benefited from a very nice renovation between 2018 and 2019 and has regained its charm and prestige. Ideal for a family stay in the Otavalo / Ibarra region (swimming pool, mini-golf, gymnasium, activities from the hacienda), its character and the often cultural activities organized at the hacienda will make your stay in the region unique and captivating.