As three families with 7 teenagers between 13-17, we weren't sure where to stay in Montanita. We found the perfect spot. Booking was fast and easy with Julie and Jonathan, and they were so welcoming when we arrived, we felt right at home. The rooms are clean and the grounds are beautiful. There are two nice common sitting areas, and a movie room for guests to use too. The only tough part was the heat - the rooms were hot when we hit a stretch of 35 degree weather as they only have a fan. The included breakfasts were amazing, and any food we ordered off the menus for lunch were delicious. The location was perfect - out of town so it was quiet, and only a nice short walk to head into town for dinner each night. We really were just steps off the beach, down a little lane way that was easy to access. What a beautiful stretch of beach! The kids surfed for 4 days - the instructors were good and the waves just right. We didn't feel they were in any danger and it was great that they could walk the surf boards out to catch a wave rather than having to paddle out each time.
All in all we couldn't have asked for friendlier, more hospitable hosts than we found at Balsa. It was one of our favorite stops and a great place to wrap up our three week trip. Highly recommend it!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Discover our BALSA SURF CAMP in Montanita, Ecuador, made by and for surfers! The perfect place to discover a country and its waves, its culture and the wonderful art of balsa wood boards shaped by César Moreira, owner of the camp. It is a reconciliation, a union with nature. Imagine! Surfing a tree! Discover our beautiful style of Ecological bungalows only 30 meters from the surf! There are handcraft built by local carpenters using bamboo and wood. In a friendly environment you will enjoy the Montanita surf! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Balsa Surf Camp Hotel Montanita