HOSTERIA EL ENCANTO – El Choco – Andino Latitude 0° is a 287.000-hectare reserve close to the Quito and in the middle of it, El Encanto offers first-class lodging at a low budget. This wilderness area is famous for its 12 different types of forests, this was only one of the reasons why UNESCO gave its the well-deserved title as a Biosphere Reserve of Ecuador.
El Encanto is a luxurious resort that lets you enjoy many things at once. For the outdoor lovers, the trailhead starts right on the property, you take hikes to the waterfall, a river, enjoy the vast wildlife and plant diversity of the cloud forest. If you opt to relax instead El Encanto has you covered, the pool, jacuzzi and Turkish sauna will definitely help your muscles tissue to loosen up.
Whatever you choose to do during your stay, coming to the restaurant will not disappoint you. The restaurant offers good Ecuadorian food, starting already from breakfast. In the evening, you can either disconnect in front of the TV in your rooms or in a guest room. Additionally, clean private bathrooms have warm-showers. The subtropical climate in this hight if famous for its insects and flies, El Encanto, however, again secured all windows with nets. Your stay is saved and the flies are kept down to a minimum.
From Quito to Santo Domingo, you should not miss the El Choco Andino stop and stay in En Elcanto resort is an excellent choice. We recommend however to bring your raincoat, it might get wet at least for a good part of the year.