In a radius of 300km we can source products from at least three ecosystems: cloud forest (coffee, honey and chocolate), coast (papaya, shrimp, banana) and the Andes (grains, berries).
Chocolate and coffee
The tropical climate and tremendous biodiversity here suite coffee and cacao down to the ground, meaning that Ecuador is blessed with the finest organic beans around.
Less than 300 km from Otavalo are the beaches of the Pacific Ocean, where some of the world’s finest seafood come from, including sustainably-fished shrimp.
The super-food of the moment high in fibre and protein, quinoa has long been a traditional grain in the Andes and a staple of the local diet.
It is said that Ecuador has some 1,000 traditional soups, ranging from light with fish and yucca to hearty with beans and vegetables: all steaming with health!
With exotic-sounding names like golden berry and soursop, Ecuador’s choice of fruit takes in almost every colour, shape and size imaginable, grown everywhere from the ocean to the Andes.
Teas and juices
Our dining experience goes beyond the menu. Our staff gladly put together teas from herbs freshly picked from the garden, specific to your needs. You might even learn something knew about traditional medicine: rosemary tea for a headache, anyone?
And who said that juices were only for fruit? At My SachaJi we use the organic vegetables and herbs from our own garden and the local area to make vibrantly coloured, delicious juices, perfect to detox, energise, and boost your immune system. Beetroot, spinach, ginger and kale have never tasted so good!
From garden to table
Grown with love
Our Organic Garden and Orchard
Get to know, and love, our organic orchard as an aesthetically thrilling experience, as well as a sustainable source of produce.
The exuberant patch fulfils our garden-to-table philosophy, and allows you to witness life and growth in its most colourful form, as you wander through the meandering paths, inhaling the earthy scents.
These are the very vegetables, fruits and herbs that are served to you at every meal: no farms, no factories, and certainly no chemicals.
Medicinal herbs grow among the vegetables and fruit trees in this one-of-a-kind garden, and our staff can explain what ailments they can treat, and make healing herbal teas.
Strolling between the guest rooms and main house, take in the colours and flowers of our gardens, where local birds and bees come to feed.