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“Perfect spot at one of Ecuador´s best beaches!”
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Viejamar Hostel
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Quito
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17 reviews
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“Perfect spot at one of Ecuador´s best beaches!”
Reviewed 8 April 2012

I stayed at Cabanas Viejamar for 3 nights and after travelling through South America for several months it was the perfect place for me to relax, sleep incredibly well and enjoy wildlife and the beach! I just loved the place :-) The owner Rodrigo is a wonderful person, very helpful, speaks perfect English and is a very entertaining person. Viejamar is directly at the beach and has a nice small pool! It was great to use wifi in my room and enjoy some good movies in the lodge from time to time. Rodrigo helped me to organize trips to Isla de la Plata and Agua Blanca / Los Frailes - both were great! Viejamar is outside of Puerto Lopez in Las Tunas, but this is definitely a plus - the beach is cleaner and not crowded. You can take surf lessons (with Rodrigo) or do horseriding. I can definitely recommend the place!

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled solo
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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Reviewed 11 February 2012

I was weary of travel to a third world country and was very pleasantly surprised with the accommodations at the Cabanas Viejamar. Rodrigo the owner was a pure pleasure the whole trip and really made my experience grand. There are a lot of beautiful tropical flora and our Cabana was so very close to the ocean. Provided was a nice big palapa with hammocks which made for the perfect sunset watching. Offered as well for a great price and high value were surfing lessons. Rodrigo was a great teacher and I was able to surf in-spite of my great fear of the water! My vacation was not near long enough and I am marking down the days until I am able to return. I wouldn't think of staying anywhere else in Las Tunas. Rodrigo really made you feel like family and at home.

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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with friends
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Montana
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Reviewed 6 February 2012

Stayed here for 4 days and loved every minute of it. Rodrigo, the owner, made us feel at home every single minute we were there. The place is just what I had pictured! Rodrigo has fresh herbs and all kinds of amazing flowers and trees! The path that leads to the beach has a big palapa with hammocks, this is where I hung out most of the time!
Breakfast is included, eggs and bread. Beer and waters are on the honor system.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 30 July 2011

My peace corp volunteer daughter and I stayed here for three nights.
Friendly hosts clean rooms great water and beach

Highly recommend

  • Stayed December 2010
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Property: Viejamar Hostel
Address: Calle Guayaquil s/n | Puerto Lopez, Las Tunas 5935, Ecuador (Formerly Hostel Viejamar Surf)
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Region: Ecuador > Manabi Province > Las Tunas
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 5 Speciality Lodging in Las Tunas
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Viejamar Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our Hostel are located right in front of the beach with panoramic sea views and direct access to the beach close to Las Tunas. We are between the tropical forest and the ocean, beside Machalilla National Park. This is a perfect starting point for many outdoors activities and adventures. This is a great Surf spot for beginners and advanced surfers with 2 waves: Viejamar and Las Tunas. If you want to learn, we offer Surf lessons for beginners in a friendly and quiet environment.You can cook and share a dinner, organize a barbecue, chill in the pool or drink a cold beer on our high level terrace enjoying a magical sunset.To keep the balance after an adventure, surf or quiet beach day, join us for a "Party Trip" to Montañita or a local party in one of our neighbor towns! ... more   less 
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