This 100+ year old hotel is on the beach in Bahia in a very nice safe neighborhood. We watched a spectacular sunset on the Pacific Ocean and then went inside and had a delicious dinner. The first floor is filled with stunning antiques the family brought with them from Spain over 100 years ago. They showed us a room which was very nice with double bed, private shower, and AC for $50 per night.
Bahia is becoming very popular with expat retirees and is a beautiful "green" town on the coast of Ecuador. 3 hours by bus north of Manta or 90 minutes with a driver. They only allow bicycle taxis to prevent smog, so it is also much quieter. It was my favorite town on the coast! They are building a mall which is due to be completed May, 2014.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- La Herradura, a place where the present recreates the past at every corner. Sculptures, oil paintings, feathers, stoves, running boards, pots and orchestra copper instruments from centuries ago, suddenly come alive, constantly harmonizing environments with a transition of shapes and colors. Prancing horses, that seem to move by lobbies and corridors, whips, brakes that marks the rhythm of a silent order. Hotel museum with stories and memories that keep decades of a journey that began in 1968. Located on the oceanfront main stage of the most spectacular sunsets, singular main attractive of Bahia de Caraquez. In more than forty years of service, the Hotel La Herradura has received tourists from all over the world, famous people including several former presidents of Ecuador. It has hosted countless conventions tourism, national and international; It has also provided training services to more than 5,000 people that are currently working in the tourism industry worldwide. The experience gained in this time gives us the confidence to offer high quality service and make your stay more pleasant . ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Hotel La Herradura Ecuador/Bahia De Caraquez