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Hotel & Retreat Center with a Waterfall Swimming Hole

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This thoughtfully designed hotel and retreat center is 20-30 minutes from Malacatos nestled in the Andes mountains in a peaceful area and sits on approximately 1.5 hectares (3.7 acres).


The focal point of this property is the grand waterfall and swimming hole! The stream water cascades down this waterfall and others above it which can be reached via hiking trails. By the main waterfall and swimming hole, there is a lounging deck for those who simply want to soak up the soothing sound of the rushing water. There is a covered patio and bathroom here as well which provide another great venue for events.


This property is a wonderful location for retreats and weekend getaways. Locals from the city especially enjoying coming to this spot on the weekend.


With some increased marketing, a new owner can make this turn-key piece of paradise into a booming business. It could also be turned into a family compound or community since it has several kitchens, bedrooms, apartments, and living areas.


The building closest to the entrance consists of two stories. The main floor of this building has the reception, restaurant kitchen as well as a shared kitchen and living room, an indoor bathroom and a bathroom accessed outside. A covered patio area makes up the dining area for guests and residents. Additionally, there are 2 bedrooms on this main floor. The upper level has a balcony where you can enjoy the views, 5 bedrooms, a shared kitchen, a living room, 2 shared showers and bathrooms. These rooms offer large windows for natural lighting and for viewing the beautiful landscapes.


Below the main hotel building is another building with a shared kitchen, covered patio, and three separate apartments complete with individual living areas and kitchens each. The apartments consist of one 2-bedroom, 2-bath; one 1-bedroom, 1-bath; and finally, the largest one which is a 4-bedroom, 2-bath apartment which has a master bedroom with a walk-in closet and an adjoining bathroom. This larger apartment is ideal for the owner’s residence as it is more spacious with storage spaces and has more quality touches such as granite countertops.


From here, the awesome waterfall is located a short walk downhill.


Back up at the main hotel building, you will find a beautiful pool surrounded by an expansive patio area. Just imagine the enjoyment your guests will have taking in the incredible views while relaxing by the pool! There are separate bathrooms and showers for those enjoying the pool. Next to the pool is a playground area and just above is a sports court with night lights for more outdoor fun!


Landscaping is beautiful throughout the property and there are several fruit trees and large old-growth trees. Exploring this property is a fun adventure!


There are water reservoirs stocked with water that comes from a mountain spring nearby that provides year-round water at no cost.


Come, make your dreams of having a retreat center or community come true!

-Ask about the neighboring 8.6 ha. property with caves, waterfalls, and connecting hiking trails that is also for sale. The sky is the limit with an investment on these two impressive properties. Checkout the listing for it here:


Price: $597,000


Property Data


Location: Chiquil, Loja, Ecuador

Property Size: 1.5 hectares (3.7 acres)

Distance to closest bigger town (Malacatos): 30 minutes

Distance to Loja: About 1 hour

Distance to Airport (Catamayo): About 1.5 hours

Annual precipitation (Malacatos): 764mm (31 in)



* Much of Southern Ecuador experiences a rainy and a dry season. The dry season is approximately June through September, while the rainy season is approximately October through May.

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