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Manabi, Puerto Lopez, Ecuador
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Hosteria Mandala
Ranked #1 of 12 Puerto Lopez B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Reynoldsburg, Ohio
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here on the recommendation of friends. Best place we've stayed at in Ecuador (if you don't count the few times we treated ourselves to top notch hotels in Quito)! Loved that it was at a quiet end of the town. Food was nice although we found ourselves eating out at other places just because of where we were... More

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Quito, Ecuador
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40 reviews 40 reviews
10 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my first "Beach Trip" after living in Ecuador for almost 1.5 years.A well traveled friend recommended Mandala as the place to stay on the beach for quality of the rooms, cleanliness, the cuisine , safety and value for dollar spent. I couldn't have been more pleased with everything about my stay. The first two nights were spent in... More

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Toronto, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here for our last three nights in Ecuador and it was fantastic. After some hostels and a night bus it was such a welcome sight to get to out Cabin near the beach and see beautiful large beds, and wonderful hammocks out on our balcony. The hammocks were amazing and got good use, for sure! The beach near... More

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Welwyn Garden City
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed longer than intended and eventually had to tear ourselves away after 6 nights. A lovely place to stay to finish our holiday in Ecuador. Puerto Lopez is a charming fishing village with plenty to see and do and also a great place to do absolutely nothing. The hosteria is a delight, with beautiful gardens and situated on the... More

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Bogota, Colombia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Google maps will take you to the wrong place. Just locate yourself near puerto lopez, hit the beach and go as north as you can (you may have to cross some shallow water). As soon as you see the town ending, you have arrived to Paradise. Visit Isla Plata and whale watching.

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Bogota, Colombia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is an awesome place to stay at. The setting is so perfect. You get your own cabin with a terrace and a couple hammocks. That could have been enough, but you also get a confortable bed. Best part, at least to me, is internet service. It works like a charm. We stayed for two night but wished we had... More

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Becker, Minnesota
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

If you are going to Puerto Lopez, stay at the Hosteria Mandala. The town is not worth visiting other than as a gateway to Isla de la Plata, and this hotel is your best choice. It is an Eco-lodge with great decor, a nice beach, friendly staff, and cool rooms. And the food was delicious at their restaurant. The 5... More

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Just by chance we arrived at this most amazing place, a little piece of paradise on the west coast of Ecuador. The moment we arrived, we just knew we were somewhere very special. The main building, set right on the beach, is where you can sit and eat the most wonderful fresh fish, caught that very morning and brought to... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Mandala is a unique place in Ecuador. The botanical garden is beautiful, the food is superb and Maja and Aurelio are the friendliest owners. We stayed at the "sea lion" (a superior matrimonial room) which we can recommend. It's a large cabin with terrace, hammocks, three beds and a spacious bathroom. We stayed two extra nights, because we did not... More

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Santa Cruz, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

this was an incredibly unique place to stay. the rooms are spacious as were the bathrooms the outside porches or a place you never wanted to leave. You were surrounded by lush gardens with so many varieties of plants. It is a bit of a walk into town however many people stayed close to the lodging. The restaurant only serves... More

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Address: Manabi, Puerto Lopez, Ecuador
Location: Ecuador > Manabi Province > Puerto Lopez
Also Known As:
Hosteria Mandala Hotel Puerto Lopez

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