My stay at xanadu was absolutely amazing! I came down to ayampe ecuador to have a relaxing vacation surfing, reflecting, and practicing yoga. Not only was I able to find exactly what I was looking for while staying there, I ended up find a lot more. The positive and relaxing atmosphere of xanadu gave me the opportunity to reflect upon my life and find certain answers I was searching for. Xanadus spectacular staff where able to accommodate many activities and entertainment to make our stay pleasant. Everyday at around 4, xanadu would host a yoga class that would end at right as the sun was setting creating a perfect atmosphere to sip on tea and enjoy the amazing view before dinner. Chilli, xanadus yoga instructor is an amazing, vibrant, and talented yoga teacher who provides a variety of different yoga styles. The owner Gerry, makes the effort to make sure that xanadu in not only a place to spend a vacation, but a place that feels like home.He bends over backwards for his guests to make sure that they have the best stay possible. Because of Gerry and the staff at xanadu, I came to ayampe feeling like a visitor and left feeling like apart of the xanadu family. I am still in contact with the staff at xanadu because they truly care about the travellers who stay there. The food at xanadu is also spectaular and they do provide vegetarian options. I would most defiantly recommend xanadu and I hope to come back and visit my new ayampe family soon.
Thank you very much Xanadu for making my vacation as wonderful as it was. It was not possible with out you :).
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to Sanctuary Xanadu... Located in peaceful and safe Ayampe, Ecuador, only 25 minutes north of Montanita, the surf capital of Ecuador. We offer over 20 activities onsite or nearby, including surfing and yoga, parasailing, horseback riding, bird and whale watching, hiking, biking, other water sports, music classes, (live music at night!) art projects, personal training, spa services, and much more, all in a location that invites serenity and well being. Our rooms are bright and comfortable and are shared with the world free of charge. ( Donations are always appreciated but not required.) It is the sole intent of Sanctuary Xanadu... To offer a comforting and idealic place of rest and shelter from the storms of life to those in the world who need it most. We invite all who have suffered quietly the difficulties of life, to come, take some time to rest, heal and recharge... There is a very magical quality here. People heal here. Legs grow stronger here... Thoughts become clearer here... There is peace here... Sit among the multitudes of flowers and hummingbirds... Enjoy a jacuzzi water massage and daydream under our waterfall. Let the ocean sounds lull you to a unique and satisfying sleep... This and so much more is our gift to you. Sanctuary Xanadu... There is only one. ... more less