Perched on a hillside, less than three hours from Quito, is the hidden secret of Ecuador: a hotel mixed with the native flavor of the Andes. Most of the accommodations contain a fireplace and living area, with a beautiful view of the mountains and gardens. This former hacienda is a paradise of plant life filled with a thousand fragrances from its bougainvillea, hibiscus, roses and orchids found in the freshly cut bouquets in the rooms or suites. The spa offers many treatments, including aromatherapy. La Mirage is distinctive for its elegant fusion of traditions, cuisines, decor and services from Ecuador and further afield.