Uzhupud Garden the new gem of Ecuagenera

On my school trip back in 1988 I visited, for the first time, Huertos Uzhupud, and it was a waooo on my head. Not sure if it was because this old farm house was magic or because I was only 12.

60 min drive from Cuenca on the way to Paute is Huertos Uzhupud, an old hacienda with more than 250 years of history that became one of the most fantastic places to spend the weekend with family and friends, for all the Cuencanos.

Years back, it was sold to Jorge Portilla, founder and owner of the most beautiful Orquideareo in Azuay, called Ecuagenera.

Sr Portilla, his family and his team have been working hard to re-open to the public this gem now called, Uzhupud Garden

So let’s make a trip to visit this gem and lets all say wooaaooooo!

A day of relaxing between flowers and friends.

Tuesday, January 31

9 AM at La Yunta, breakfast of scrambled eggs, grilled tomatoes and bread, coffee

At Uzhupud Garden, lunch: a choice of grilled salmon with leeks and azafran, with mashed potatoes and sautéed vegetables or

Filet mignon with French fries and salad.

Dessert: Brownie or red berries cheesecake

The menu does not include drinks.

Please let me know your food choice.

We will be back in Cuenca by 5 PM.

$45 pp. Cash payments only

To book your space, let me know until Friday, January 27 by email to: or by WhatsApp 098 945 6551


Tuesday, January 31,

La Yunta

Sole Riquetti