‘I came here
to write a fairy tale
so imagine my surprise when
I found myself in such a story
complete with stone towers,
and guinea-pig sandwiches.
Who knew that
running a hotel
was a high art?
Barbara Ensor, author.
Near Cusin…Andean Train ride, Tren de la Libertad. Wednesday-Sunday & holidays. Ibarra-Salinas-Ibarra. Departing Ibarra station, 10:30 a.m. Descending through many eco-systems & tunnels, to the Chota desert and return to Ibarra, approx. 3 hours. $30 per person, including $1 service fee, plus taxes. Transfer, Cusin-Ibarra-Cusin, $12 pp, + taxes, minimum group of 4. 1-2 guests, additional.
PARAMO of Angel, 1 day.. Cusin transfer to Andean train. Ibarra-Salinas, Chota desert. Cusin transfer to unique eco-system of the Paramo. Picnic lunch. Return to Cusin. Minimum group of 3. 1-2 guests, additional. Please as Reception for trip cost, or email, firstname.lastname@example.org Antique shops San Antonio de Ibarra and Otavalo Archaeology Cochasqui, 800 A.D, earth- pyramids, 40 mins from Cusín. Guided tours in Spanish. See Itinerary Page, Day 5 Climbing Hills & Mountains: El Lechero, Cubilche, Mojanda, Fuyafuya, Imbabura, Cayambe (ice climb) and Cotacachi. Condor Reserve Espejo, 10 minutes from Cusin, toward Otavalo. Craft Villages San Antonio – wood carving; Cotacachi – leather; Agato – weaving workshop; Peguche – weaving.
ExcursionsEl Refugio cloud forest lodge, 2n/3d. Paramo, 1n/2d. Cotopaxi Park, 2n/3d. Amazon, 2n/3d. email@example.com Miniature Golf 10 minutes from Cusin. Cabanas del Lago. – water sports, Cabanas del Lago. Markets Otavalo market, daily 7-4. Massive, Saturday. Museums Otavalo-Archeology. Cotacachi-Anthropology. Walking/Hiking Gualaví, Imbabura, Mojanda, Quebrada, Rinconada, Cubilche, Logo Cuicocha, Zuleta, etc.
Restaurants *Las Palmeras Inn, *La Posada de Quinde, **Haciendas: Pinsaqui, La Compania and Molino, ****La Mirage. *inexpensive, ** moderate, ****expensive. Reserve at Cusin in advance. Maps and anti-dog device, in Reception
English–speaking Guides are available for walks & tours.
Taxis: from $7 p.hr. Local buses, from a stop near Cusin, or from San Pablo’s main plaza, are frequent and inexpensive.