Perched on an Andean hillside 2 hours drive north of Quito, La Mirage is a contemporary resort built in 1985 on the grounds of a 200 year old Hacienda. Fragrant hummingbird-filled gardens, 23 large rooms and suites, superb service, and gourmet food comprise the La Mirage experience.
La Mirage Spa offers a large range of different types of Massages and Treatments, including Reflexology and, Aromatherapy.
All rooms and suites are unique, with an eclectic blend of local and European art. You have views of the gardens from each room. Unfortunately, no Roll-A-Way beds or pull-out sofas are available.
The select four course a la carte gourmet dinner is a highlight of your stay. After dinner you will be asked if you want to have the fireplace in your room lit. If your reply is yes, it will be crackling when you get back.
In the gardens, amidst hummingbirds, dahlias, bougainvillea, hibiscus, roses and orchids are just a small listing of the flowers you will find.
Visitors flock here mainly to take in the markets, which are stocked with goods from some of the most respected craftspeople in the world. Many of the locals wear traditional clothing, and sell their leather-work, weaving and wood carvings at the daily markets. The horse riding is fantastic here, and the traditional haciendas are sublime places to dine and rest your head.