Ibarra is a city in northern Ecuador with a population of over 139,000, stunning, natural landscapes and a rich history of tragic exploration. The area played a large part in the history of Spanish conquistadors battling the native Incan’s over their precious natural resources, particularly gold. Today, where once Incan uprisings were battled, Laguna de Yahuarcocha and Imbabura Volcano sit peacefully protecting the city, while these stories are told in museums throughout Ibarra and through its remaining examples of Spanish colonial architecture. To explore this region of Ecuador fully, check out this list of the best Airbnbs in Ibarra, Ecuador, fit for even an Incan emperor.
Guests can truly let loose and relax at this brick guest house, located in a jungle oasis with tropical flora surrounding the building. The home has dark hardwood floors, high ceilings, a large kitchen with multiple stone counter tops, Wi-Fi, and lots of parking space. Enjoy views of the majestic Andes mountain range before driving 10-15 minutes into Ibarrra to check out its cultural colonial attractions. Come home after a day of exploring and enjoy a bbq dinner on the patio and lay back and take in the evening’s ebony sky, filled with stars, on the garden hammock.
Guest house Sirañan (Casa de Lucía)Ibarra, Imbabura, Ecuador
Top guest reviewsonly small thing to improve wifi reception could be betterthe kitchen is perfect and has all the necessary items for a 5 star meallovely rooftop to chill out after a day of sightseeing or having a tranquil breakfast to start the daythe space is comfortable and beautifulthe place was so beautiful and cleanyou can expect a comfortable and clean space in gorgeous peaceful surroundingskitchen at the ground floor is very comfortable and pleasant as well as the bathroom and spacious bedroom
Host:thank you lucia you are such a great hostlucia is a very welcoming hostthey are exceptionally easygoing and friendly peoplelucia and max were an amazing couple and great hostslucía is a great host very accommodating and ready to answer any of your questions in a timely fashionRead more reviewsthis place is ideal for a couplewe are so happy cuz this location is magicallucía's place is a gem it is so beautiful and welcomingwhat a fabulous place to stayit was a great place to stay inside a great city
Lay back and take in the spectacular beauty of Laguna de Yahuarcocha from the many windows, private balcony, and amazing pool area of this luxurious lakeside hacienda, outside of Ibarra. The home is spacious and furnished with rich, dark wood furnishings throughout the home, including the large entertainment centre in the living room, where guests can lounge on plush velvet couches.
After a day in Ibarra, prepare a homecooked meal in the full kitchen or just relax on the palm-lined patio and enjoy a casual dinner prepared on the bbq provided. Enjoy the view of the surrounding spectacular Andes mountains across the serene lake where, centuries ago, the lake was not so peaceful and the site of a fierce Inca battle.
Quinta de lujo Jairo CamposIbarra, Provincia de Imbabura, Ecuador
This spacious apartment is perfect for large groups or families, since it can accommodate up to nine guests. There is a large living/dining area with cosy couches, a fully-stocked kitchen, four bedrooms with dark wood furnishings, and three and a half bathrooms with modern decor. Due to it being conveniently located in the city, it is easily accessible for guests to venture over to the popular Laguna Mall with its many shops and restaurants or to the Museo del Banco Central del Ecuador Ibarra, with its centuries-old ancient Incan artefacts.
Departamento ideal en el mejor sector de IbarraIbarra, Provincia de Imbabura, Ecuador
Top guest reviewsbeautiful apartment with plenty of spacethe house on a quiet street was both attractively furnished and very comfortablevery clean spacious and nicethe apartment is very clean and niceclean comfortable and stylish and securethis is a very nice and clean home and very securethe minute you enter the house you could tell it was clean and had a great aroma
Host:the owners were nearby to answer questions and their friendly pets delighted our granddaughterthe owners are wonderful will do againorlando and his family were very helpful in my staythe hostess was friendly and helpfulRead more reviewsgreat place close to everythinggreat location close to everythingthe location was ideal and close to the center of townit is very secure modern and well locatedgreat place to be in ibarra well located
Staying in this mountain oasis will leave guests time to enjoy the peaceful outdoors at this farmhouse tucked away in the Andes mountains. Being located in the countryside, it is still only a 15-30 minute drive to tourist locations, such as the infamous Lake Yahuarcocha, Ibarra, Otavalo, and the local volcano, Imbabura.
Due to the secluded location, those needing to stay constantly connected will not find Wi-Fi access here. However, you will be able to enjoy the charming surroundings of the farmhouse with its rustic decor that includes exposed beams over your loft bedroom. There’s also a stone fireplace to warm up after a day spent in nature, a stone oven outside that you can utilise while eating at the large table, a fully-stocked kitchen area, and a living room with large, floral mosaic flooring.
Farm house outside Ibarra, EcuadorIbarra, Imbabura, Ecuador
Top guest reviewsthe beds were comfortable and there was a fully-stocked kitchen with many spices and sauces
Host:juan made us feel very welcome he was very helpfulherbs beers and morejuan was a very good hostjuan went out of the way to be helpfuljuan is very friendly and accommodatingalso there are 4 very friendly and well behaved dogs on the farmRead more reviewsthe house was in a beautiful location surrounded by hectares of land which to roam aboutif your looking for a secluded place near the mountains this would be good for youjust the best place to get away from all the noise and trafic of the cityabsolutely dreamy my dogs and my babies loved the place we will definitely come backif you desire a beautiful refuge from city noise and pollution this is a wonderful place to be
This small guesthouse in the Andes is perfect for nature lovers in the forested area of Ecuador outside Ibarra. There is a stone stove outside and a kitchen area indoors, so you can cook your own dinner, or you can eat at the small restaurant located on site. The sleeping arrangements consist of a double bed and a bunk bed in the bedroom, which is fine for families, solo travellers, and close friends travelling together. Amenities include a washer, bbq, complimentary parking, a crib, a firepit outside, a trampoline for the kids to jump to their heart’s content, and a hammock to lounge in while taking in the afternoon sun.
"Petirrojo Haus" un encanto en los AndesIbarra, Provincia de Imbabura, Ecuador
Top guest reviewsit was very clean and very comfortable
Host:warm welcoming hosts and a beautiful comfortable place that we highly recommendin addition to being a super host monika is known far and wide for her baked treatsit was the perfect choice for what we needed and monika and diego were kind and thoughtfulRead more reviewsthe yard and surrounding area is beautiful and close to ibarra and otavalo
Guests will enjoy spacious bedrooms, a large living room with a TV and comfy sofas, and a fully-equipped kitchen, while staying at this Ibarra apartment. An especially amazing feature of this rental is its rooftop terrace, which provides spectacular views of Ibarra and Imbabura in the distance. Here visitors can unwind and enjoy a peaceful breakfast before a day of adventure exploring the natural landscape or checking out the city and a beautiful sunset afterwards.
Being located in the city, the apartment is excellent for guests wanting to buy groceries at the markets, check out museums, take in some shopping, and experience cultural events.
Casa de invitados MatiasIbarra, Provincia de Imbabura, Ecuador
This apartment is located in a safe neighbourhood of Ibarra and centrally located to its points of interests for visitors. There is a bedroom with a large storage unit for your travel needs, a bathroom with a large shower, a living room, and a full kitchen. Complimentary Wi-Fi is provided, however, there is no TV in the living room, which means early to bed for a new day of adventure in the Imbabura region. Tourist destinations outside the city can be reached by public transit in 15-35 minutes.
Paseo Bolivar 2, IbarraIbarra, Provincia de Imbabura, Ecuador
Top guest reviewsclean and just as seen in picsRead more reviewsit is an easy walk to restaurants the centro cultural el cuartel and the city parques
This centrally0located apartment is a perfect base for those wanting to check out the city and its local museums, markets, historical sites, and shopping and dining districts. Enjoy local produce from the markets for your meals prepared in the fully-stocked kitchen. After a long day of exploring the local area or the mountain region, enjoy a hot, relaxing shower in the spacious shower accented by stone walls and then finish off your day in your double bed. Start your day off with views of the city outside your bedroom window and end it on the small, private balcony, accented by tropical greenery.
Paseo Bolivar, IbarraIbarra, Provincia de Imbabura, Ecuador
Top guest reviewsspacious bathroom and good light in bedroomsuper clean bed sheets and towelsclean and well-furnished with a well-stocked kitchenthe apartment was clean
Host:she was really helpfulaura lives next door and is really nice and very helpfulsofi was a very helpful and communicative hostRead more reviewsnice place in a central location
Before heading to the Parque Bulevar Centrica for some outdoor activities, make certain to take advantage of the fully-equipped kitchen for a breakfast of local delicacies from the market in Ibarra. Guests staying in this modern suite can enjoy a beautifully decorated stone-walled bathroom with shower and plenty of counter and cupboard space for your travel necessities.
The bedroom is spacious and has lots of closet space for your outdoor gear and the living room is fitted with comfy sofas to relax in after a day exploring the city or nearby wilderness. The backyard garden has patio furniture to enjoy the evening under the stars during your visit.
Suit totalmente amoblada IbarraIbarra, Provincia de Imbabura, Ecuador
This city apartment comes equipped with bedrooms with bunk beds and regular bedding to accommodate up to six guests. Guests will enjoy being centrally located to shops, local bakeries, markets, and restaurants. There is a fully-stocked kitchen to prepare meals from local ingredients bought at the market and a living room that opens up to the garden area for visitors to unwind during their stay. There are small gardens with tropical foliage and fruit trees surrounding the apartment, where guests can relax in a hammock after a day checking out the Spanish colonial architecture, Incan artefacts at the Museo del Banco Central del Ecuador Ibarra, or hiking some of the trails surrounding the local area.
Comfortable Downtown apartment & beautiful gardensIbarra, Provincia de Imbabura, Ecuador
Top guest reviewsclean comfortable easy check-inRead more reviewsthe place is located in an ideal area of ibarragreat location full equiped kitchen and quiet neighboroodthe location in town was great but wasn't noisy even through the weekendit is enclosed in an area off the street and has a magnificent garden to wander throughexcellent location in ibarra great communication - very friendly people comfortable beds everything is working well
Exploring the natural majesty of Ibarra
This is one part of the world where many are not familiar with its history. It has survived many tragic circumstances, however, today, the only remnants are found in the buildings and artefacts uncovered by archaeologists and housed in museums throughout Ibarra. The city is now a modern area of culture, shopping, dining, and tourism, which celebrates its unique local heritage and the majestic natural area it has been blessed with to share with visitors from across the world.
Staying in any of these local residences provides financial assistance to the local economy, enabling funding for historical sites to remain open. It also helps connect visitors with the local people and allows them to experience the culture on a more personal level, rather than just reading about such unique and amazing locales.
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