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The Secret Garden Cotopaxi Reviews

Via El Pedregal, Cotopaxi National Park, Ecuador

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145 Total Reviews
  • 84%Value For Money
  • 93%Security
  • 94%Location
  • 96%Staff
  • 96%Atmosphere
  • 100%Cleanliness
  • 86%Facilities

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Beautiful location, a bit remote but well worth the effort to get here. The property is well laid out with incredible views of the surrounding mountains and paramo. They have a great full time staff and keep a handful of volunteers around who are travelers and who enjoy working with and helping other travelers. I believe this adds to the friendly, relaxed atmosphere. The price is good for what it includes but be prepared to pay extra for the daily hikes and tours which can be unexpectedly high.


Had a great stay at Secret Garden. Calm and quiet, good atmosphare in an environment you have to look for. Firm and friendly staff, good food and the view to COTOPAXI made the stay perfect.

  • 26th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


Had such a an amazing time here. The volunteers were so nice and helpful. 5 stars for all of them. Beautiful surroundings and great facilities - the fireplaces in each room made it nice and cozy. The only downside is the cost BUT every meal is included, along with snacks. My favourite place in Ecuador by far.


Really awesome views, great food and good tours.


One of my favourite places I've stayed! Great views of Cotopaxi, good food and snacks (especially the cakes!), lovely staff, amazing jacuzzi, and helpful with organising tours. Yes it is a bit more expensive than you will find in big cities, but for it's remote and special location and for full board it is quite reasonable, and the cheapest close to the National Park. Use the $5 pick up from Secret Garden Quito!


Beautiful location, all meals were included, loved the dogs there. Could have been a bit more description about what the waterfall hike involved eg. climbing across slippery rocks. Also would have loved to have electricity in the dorms. Nonetheless had a great time!!

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