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rikirby
Reviewed 6 July 2016

What an amazing find! We booked this spot one week before our honeymoon because our previous plans fell through. Once they found out about our need, the staff here gave us a wonderful deal to help us celebrate our special event. Everything about the place just seemed right. The atmosphere, the friendly staff, the free yoga and instructor, the surf...

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JulieCesar M, Propietario at Balsa Surf Camp, responded to this review

Thanks you so much Nerea & Richard! It's so a great testimony :) It was a pleasure to meet you and share with you your honey moon! We are very happy to know that you enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you to share your experience and help us to go ahead with our little paradise. It's always great to...

Reviewed 24 June 2016 via mobile

We book on the phone the day of our arrival. The person on the phone asked me for how many nights, I said three and sure repeated at least twice. I asked also if he preferred us to book online to make things clearer, he said no. Today, on our second day, on our second day we were said that...

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JulieCesar M, Propietario at Balsa Surf Camp, responded to this review

Hello Inaki, we felt so bad about all this situation. We understood your dissatisfaction and you're right that can not happen. It was a misunderstanding in the call between you and our receptionist and I'm very sorry for that. We tried to fix it giving you 3 options of others rooms for the last night, one, cheaper, ground floor (with...

Middletown, Maryland
Reviewed 19 March 2016

Loved the atmosphere! Awesome place where everyone was happy, low-key and happy to help you. Easy to rent surf boards right there and had consistent surfing everyday we were there. Great location to make the short walk to the beach. Far enough from Montanita that it is relatively quite but close enough if you feel the need to go. We...

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Hamilton Parish, Bermuda
Reviewed 13 January 2016

I stayed at this lovely resort during my trip with Barefoot Surf Travel. This resort has amazing hospitality and definitely go above and beyond to meet your needs. They make delicious fruit smoothies straight off the tree. One day I wanted an avocado smoothie which originally comes with milk. I don't eat animal products so they went out of there...

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Reviewed 3 January 2016 via mobile

Stayed for a week at Balsa Surf in Montañita. The reviews do not do Balsa Surf justice, go visit for yourself! The accommodations, location, staff, and food are outstanding. Staying at La Punta is much better than staying in town if you want to get some sleep at night. Monatñita is a very small town, so only a short 10...

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Guayaquil, Ecuador
Reviewed 31 December 2015

Balsa Surf Camp is definitely the best place to stay in Montañita. nice decoration. cool people. excellent food. and you can walk to the beach, and surf. the owners are really nice people and help you a lot. the hotel is very quiet and can rest and enjoy your stay.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 13 December 2015

Really nice place to stay, highly recommended! 10 minutes walking distance on the beach from montanita. Quiet, rooms set up round a nice garden with hammocks and relaxing spaces. Movie room available, massages upon request and payment. Really nice owner, excellent breakfast. Not cheap but worth every penny!

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Sonoma, California
Reviewed 1 December 2015 via mobile

Why stay in the center of Montañita with the unattractive, noisy tourist scene when you can be surrounded by a lush complex of bamboo cabanas a five minute walk away by beach or road. Lots of little nooks of garden and hammock for quiet self-indulgence. The place is immaculate and inviting. The owners clearly created a culture among staff of...

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Istanbul, Turkey
Reviewed 19 October 2015

I can't emphasize enough how great Balsa Surf Camp is, great food, reasonable prices, fantastic accommodation and amazing people running it. Rusty and his wife Julie are great and all the staff make you feel super welcome. Was planning on staying a couple of days and ended up staying 2 weeks and getting two amazing balsa surfboards!

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Reviewed 11 September 2015 via mobile

Nice cozy Rooms. Very friendly staff. Tasty Breakfast, good Price,Very nice and quit location next to the Beach and the Surfspot la Punta. Rent a Surfboard at the camp is no problem. Everything was fine.

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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 

Additional Information about Balsa Surf Camp

Address: at the Point (En la Punta), Montanita, Ecuador
Region: Ecuador > Santa Elena Province > Montanita
Price Range: RM284 - RM439 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Balsa Surf Camp 3*
Number of rooms: 10
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“Anybody with mobility issues should request ground floor accommodations”
 of 5 bubbles watts_david_b22s, 6 Feb 2017 | Read review
“WiFi isn't the best in the rooms. With no A/C, it can get stuff at night if there isn't a breeze. Otherwise, everything is great.”
 of 5 bubbles rikirby, 6 Jul 2016 | Read review
“We were happy to have splurged for the Jama Coaque room as I think we were maybe the only room with an actual ocean view.”
 of 5 bubbles Peach_412, 19 Mar 2016 | Read review
“all rooms are nice”
 of 5 bubbles juanpca, 30 Dec 2015 | Read review
“For fun, the "van-room" is quaint, perched in the tree top with its' own little patio above.”
 of 5 bubbles MKmpls612, 25 May 2015 | Read review
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