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Cabanas la Iguana

Manabi, Ayampe, Ecuador
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Melbourne, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014 via mobile

You won't regret to stay at this beautiful beach, surrounded by passion fruit trees and the company of Galvan, who runs it. Walk around the beach and get a less crowded beach than Montañita. Enjoy the Quincho and the hammocks

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Taganga, Colombia
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76 reviews 76 reviews
13 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

We were recommended this place and told "if you stay at Iguana, you get Galván looking after you" and we weren't disappointed. He and his lovely wife Sandra run Iguana with loving care as it is also their home. The place is peaceful and surrounded by a tropical garden full of fruit, hummingbirds, and medicinal plants used by Galván. Sandra... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

The other reviews are all true. The family who runs this hostel are beyond welcoming. The rooms are basic but meticulously clean and much cheaper than most other options in town, which meant that we could stay for longer! There is free wifi and a lovely gazebo and kitchen surrounded by a beautiful garden. We would recommend this place to... More

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Quito, Ecuador
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35 reviews 35 reviews
9 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

I feel a bit like a broken record making this review, but a positive one, at least! We stayed three nights at the Cabanas and it was a wonderful experience. The owner and the caretaker, Sandra and Sandra Milena were both very kind and open people. Sandra Milena made us feel so at home and so willing to help us... More

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Palm Desert, California
17 reviews 17 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

Sandra and Galvan are so friendly that they made our stay special. Galvan knows so much about indian plant cures and Sandra is so kind and patient. My daughter and I took Spanish lessons next door at Olas Cafe and then would practice with her. I helped speed our language acquisition. We had a wonderful time. Ayampe is a great... More

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Jasper National Park, Canada
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39 reviews 39 reviews
19 hotel reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

This amazing hostel will make you feel like you never want to go home! I came here with my surboard with high hopes for a town where I could just relax and surf but that I could stay in for a few weeks without getting bored. I ended up staying almost 6 weeks and a big part of the reason... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013 via mobile

I can't say enough about this place. Sandra and Galvan are probably the nicest people we met on our travels in Ecuador (or anywhere for that matter). This place is an absolute gem. A very short walk to the beach, communal kitchen and hammocks next to the garden (I literally spent two full days just reading in one of them),... More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

So..... I don't even know where to start. Finding words to describe what this place meant to us is very difficult. The Colombian family who manage this place will do absolutely everything to make your stay as comfortable and as unforgettable as possible. Whether you need advice on where to have a hair cut or how to cook the freshly... More

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Ayampe, Ecuador
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

Iguana is the best place to stay, because of the hosts sandra and galvan. they help you whenever you need them... the rooms are BEAUTIFUL, clean and have all you need (for example mosquito nets...) if you plan to stay for a night you will end up staying at least 2 weeks... there is a common kitchen, an amazing chillout... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

I stayed in a few places in Ayampe and this was the best. The shared kitchen and communal area and garden really make the place home. Galvan and Sandra treat you like part of the family. Stayed an extra week, wish I'd stayed longer.

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Address: Manabi, Ayampe, Ecuador
Location: Ecuador > Manabi Province > Ayampe
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Also Known As:
Cabanas La Iguana Hotel Ayampe

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