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Cotacachi hotels range from modest hostals to La Mirage Hotel and Spa, one of Cotacachi Ecuador’s best kept secrets. This is a great place to stay if you are looking for a hotel in Cotacachi…and if luxury is valued more than price.

Here is the entrance to the spa at La Mirage Hotel and Spa.

Cotacachi Hotel La Mirage

La Mirage offers  pure luxury…surprising for a spa in a village as small as Cotacachi.   The hotel rate is high compared to other Cotacachi hotels but this hotel has such high standards that La Mirage is still an incredible value.

The world is full of surprises but Cotacachi is a sleepy village and at the end of a bumpy, grass lined road sits Ecuador’s (and you may even say South America’s) most luxurious garden hotel and spa.

Gardens at Hotel La Mirage.

Cotacachi Hotel La Mirage

Hotel La Mirage is one of Ecuador’s oldest colonial haciendas, located in Cotacachi, ten minutes from the center of Otavalo. The hotel is set in luxuriant gardens full of tropical flowers and wildlife.

For the past 13 years, Merri and I have watched La Mirage become one of the most sacred and exquisite hotel spas we have ever experienced. It is a vital part of our life in Ecuador. We have remained best friends with the owners over these years, and we are in love with this undeniably special garden hotel and spa.

The spa provides a special breakfast with fresh organic fruits and juices,  an afternoon of massages, resting in the garden, meditating in the most beautiful meditation room we know and afternoon teas.

This is almost a secret place. Few people can believe that an oasis of such high quality can exist in a tiny remote village high in the Andes. This is one of the most exquisite hotel spas in the world. This is one of the wonders of Ecuador for sure!

Shamana in shamanic treatment room at Hotel La Mirage spa.

Cotacachi Hotel La Mirage

You may feel that it is strange that Merri and I,  who have our own inn in Cotacachi, recommend another place!

We announce to you that La Mirage Garden Hotel and Spa is special.

Hotel grounds.

Cotacachi Hotel La Mirage

La Mirage offers, of course, a much higher, more refined, more elegant and delightful experience with the spa and 5 Star restaurant, organic gardens, horses, alpacas, llamas, small river, tennis courts and exquisite beauty.

If you plan to come to Cotacachi to attend one of our courses or on your own and if you would like to experience this ultimate in luxury, care and beauty, consider La Mirage.

We, of course, welcome you at our hotel El Meson de las Flores and you will find us a delight. However if you would enjoy gourmet meals and a room at a world class spa all for less than a similar meal would cost in the West, consider upgrading to La Mirage. Many guest stay at our hotel part of the time and part time at Hotel La Mirage.

We recommend that anyone who stays at our hotel in Cotacachi at least visit the la Mirage spa.

The Garden Hotel and Spa La Mirage, is one of the most luxurious spas in the world. This is one of the few Relais and Chateaux listed hotels in South America and guests like the Queen of Spain are not unusual here.

This week the US Ambassador is visiting there. Last year four US Senators stayed in Cotacachi at hotel La Mirage.

Attention to detail is everywhere. In the lush gardens (where organic vegetables, herbs and fruit are grown) numerous varieties of hummingbirds play and breakfast is served in a glass aviary. The birds accompany your first meal of the day. The fresh fruits and juices, farm eggs and Andean grains are served in impeccable and delicious ways.

Each exquisite suite is unique with fireplaces that are lighted with aromatic eucalyptus for you. Service includes hot water bottles at the foot of your bed and rose petals scattered on your robe and pillow at night!

The food, without parallel, is served on silver by young Otavalons in local costume.

Spa facilities include swimming pools, rose petal covered Jacuzzi with views overlooking broad valleys and Mt. Cotacachi, steam baths with fresh eucalyptus, sauna, facials, volcanic hot stone, Swedish or special Andean shamanic massage. There are also rose oil soaks, volcanic mud wraps, lavender (grown organically on the premises) wraps and treatments. The visit to this wonderful site is worth the trip alone.

We have conducted numbers of conferences there over the years, and delegates report that they were life changing for them.

Amazon treatment room.

Cotacachi Hotel La Mirage

You can see much more about the La Mirage Hotel and Spa Treatments


Join us in Cotacachi and visit La Mirage Hotel and Spa while you are here.

May 13-17 Ecuador Import Export Tour

May 23-25 International Investing & Business Made EZ North Carolina

June 7-8 Coastal Real Estate Tour

June 11-15, Super Thinking + Spanish

June 16-17 Imbabura Real Estate Tour

June 19- 21 Ecuador Shaman Tour