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Driving directions to Casa Mojanda
How to drive to Casa Mojanda from Quito or from its Airport:
It is our experience that are NO travel apps that are reasonably reliable in Ecuador, so if you have them, please put them away and get directions from humans. We at Casa Mojanda are certifiably real humans and we are pleased to offer our guests the following easy and updated directions to get here. Should changes occur, we will post them. Signage in Ecuador is inconsistant to non-existant with respect to names of roads and street signs, so you will have to make your way to the Panamericana Norte from your starting point in the City of Quito. Your hotel should be able to give you good directions. There are many ways to get to it, which cannot all be described here and which of course depend on where you are in the city. If you are driving your own or a rental vehicle, as opposed to take public or private transportation, we hope you enjoy the adventure in driving in a foreign country. Most of our major roads are excellent, but the signage is not easy, especially in and near the city, and we can’t fall back on Travel Apps. A paper roadmap is far better for a visual of where you are heading.
FROM the city of QUITO:
Take the Panamericana Norte north (E35). Continue towards Otavalo, and take EITHER the Tabacundo or Cayambe fork. The Cayambe route (which continues as E35), which is on your right at the intersection, has less traffic, is more scenic, and you can stop at the wonderful QUITSATO Middle of the World Monument, which you will pass on your right before you get to Cayambe. The Tabacundo route (E28B) is supposed to be a few minutes shorter but it is a busier route and usually with some slow traffic going through Tabacundo. Either way you will end up on the same road: the Panamericana North, E35. After you pass the large and lovely lake San Pablo on your right you will get to a roundabout and a gas station on the right called MASGAS. Continue straight and make a LEFT TURN at the THIRD traffic light. There is a turn lane and a left directional arrow where you turn left but no signs at present. You will then take an immediate LEFT and keep going straight up the cobblestone for 3.8 km until you reach to the parking lot, which is ten to fifteen minutes max. If you do not see anyone waiting for you at the parking circle, ring the bell loudly, which you will see next to the access stairs, or honk your horn a few times, if necessary. If you take the left stairs down, next to the bell and sign, you will see the reception on your immediate right. Please come in and welcome!
NOTE: Keep in mind that you DO NOT drive into the town of Otavalo in order to get directly to Casa Mojanda. The town is on the right side of the road, where you turn off the highway, not the left.
If you take the Tabacundo fork, DO NOT follow under any circumstances the sign for the Mojanda Lakes in Tabacundo, no matter how big it is. It will lead you to hours of driving on a dirt road which is impassable at various points for most cars. (The cobble road to Casa Mojanda is the only accessible road to the Mojanda Lakes, which are located 12 kilometers PAST Casa Mojanda, and might make a lovely trip but after you get here.)
From Quito’s Mariscal Sucre International Airport:
From the airport, you have two choices:
Head southeast for 6.6 miles to a roundabout called Conector Alpachaca. Take the first exit which will put you on the Panamerican North (Panamericana / Troncal de la Sierra / E35) which you will follow toward Otavalo and Ibarra. Then follow the directions as if driving from Quito. (The drive should take 1 hour 40 minutes, not counting any stops of course. The Quitsato Ecuatorial monument and education center is a highly recommended half hour stop on that route.)
The following route is listed as twenty minutes shorter than the one above, so take this one if you are under time constraints and do not want to stop at Quitsato Middle of the World monument.
From the airport, head southeast toward the Conector Alpachaca roundabout. Then take the Panamericana Norte (E35) to Vía Guayllabamba- Tabacundo(E28B). Continue on Vía Guayllabamba Tabacundo (E28B) for awhile to Carretera Panamericana (E35). Continue toward Otavalo and Casa Mojanda as per our directions above from the City of Quito.
Take the Panamerican Highway south and count four traffic lights after you pass the traffic circle and the “CERCOP” gas station on the left. Then make a quick left and follow the road going toward the Mojanda Lakes for 3.8 kilometers. Look for the Casa Mojanda sign and gate on the right. Note that if you follow the Panamerican, you will not pass through the town Otavalo in order to get here.
The best and fastest way to contact Casa Mojanda is by email: firstname.lastname@example.org. We will always reply promptly. However there are occa-sional losses of email here and elsewhere. If you don’t hear back from us with 48 hours, you should resend your message.