We stayed here nearly 9 years ago on our honeymoon and went back for a couple of days recently. It’s looking slightly worn it must be said, but it’s still pretty bloody lovely….great patio and gardens, and large cool stone-floored rooms with AC , fans and balconies. Spectacular views of dry forest hills and Pacific…plus lots of birds who spend a lot of time dive-bombing insects from the pool. Food was good…nothing fancy, but fresh and very well-cooked. It used to be quite an exclusive hotel by all accounts but seems only slightly more expensive than other places in Puerto Lopez which are really quite grotty. You really need a car…it’s a good 10 minute drive from Puerto Lopez….but you can get taxis out there fairly cheaply. If you’re looking to unwind and get away from people, this is a good ‘un.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Machalilla National Park is one of Ecuador's many natural treasures, a destination so unique and inspiring you will want to make it home. Some of the wildest, most spectacular beaches in the entire Pacific coastline, long-lost islands where iconic seabirds nest in their natural conditions, the beauty and mystery of both equatorial tropical rainforests and tropical dry forests, as well as transcendental archaeological findings, some of the oldest in all of the Americas, are only some of the reasons that make it so special. For over 10 years we have made it our primary goal to offer the highest quality services in an ecological gem like Machalilla and the Ecuadorian Pacific Coast. We have combined exciting excursions that bring you closer to nature and local communities, with peaceful accommodations, awe-inspiring views, ample rooms, and excellent food. Our idea is to offer the ideal springboard for discovering the many attractions the area possesses. We inevitably work to create environmental awareness through the celebration of nature, wildlife and ecological diversity. We understand the impact that any venture leaves at its wake, and thus offer a sustainable operation without compromising our quality service. Our venture is certified by Smart Voyager, as well as Rainforest Alliance, guaranteeing our green and responsible practices. And we do it because we love what we do. Once again, welcome to Machalilla, the Ecuadorian Pacific Coast, the fascinating province of Manabi... Please let us know how to best accommodate your needs, we're here to help you discover this special corner of the world in all its glory. We're looking forward to your visit! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Mantaraya Hotel Puerto Lopez