Getting to the Riolindo Farm

Our Riolindo Coffee Lodge is located In Cuellaje, four to five hours north of the Quito Airport by car.

Bus: We can give you directions for taking the bus to the north Quito bus station and then to Otavalo. The bus from Otavalo to Cuellaje brings you within a half-mile of our farm and the last we checked, it leaves at 1 p.m. and arrives at 4 p.m. and costs about $4.00.  The return bus leaves Cuellaje at 6 a.m. every day. It may be possible for us to meet you in Cuellaje and bring you to the farm. You can also catch a bus from Otavalo to Apuela for $3.50 and then take a taxi from Apuela to the farm for $12.00.  The buses to Apuela are more frequent.

Taxi: A taxi directly from the Quito Airport to Cotacachi is $60 and then to the coffee farm is an additional $70. If you arrive in Quito during the night, you may want to stay in a hotel near the airport or travel two hours to Cotacachi to spend the night, before continuing on to the coffee farm the next day.

Contact Freddy at WhatsApp 593 98 004 0538 or email him at  He speaks both English and Spanish.

Van: A larger group may find the van more economical.  We can connect you with a van company that transports eight people from Quito to the farm for $180.  If you arrive during the night, you may want to stay at an airport hotel and take the van the next day.

Contact Milton at 593 99 763 4934 or email at  Milton speaks both English and Spanish.

We work closely with this taxi driver and this van company because they are very familiar with the Cuellaje area. They are both located in Cotacachi.