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Chirije Ecolodge

25 min. drive on the beach from Bahia de Caraquez, Bahia de Caraquez 25, Ecuador
Chirije Ecolodge
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Quito, Ecuador
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27 reviews 27 reviews
3 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

Let me point out that we are not your average tourist in Ecuador. We live in Quito and thus were able to drive to Chirije and bring along all of our beach gear, from towels to boogie boards and binoculars to bird books. We spent several days hiking the local trails and meandering on the beach. It was lovely. This... More 

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New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012

We arranged with the Lodge to be picked up at the airport in Manta. After about an hour drive the road ended at the coast and our driver made a left turn right onto the beautiful beach. About 20 minutes later we were at the lodge which is perched on a hillside with incredible views up and down the beach.... More 

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Otavalo, Ecuador
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13 hotel reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2011

I live in Ecuador for almost 17 years now, and have wanted to visit Chirije - pronounced chee-ree'-hay -- for about ten years. I finally had the great pleasure of a three day stay. Chirije is an small and outstanding beachfront eco-lodge which has been declared an archeological site and with good reason. The owners and staff could not have... More 

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24 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2011

Driving down the beach at low tide, passing fishermen searching the rocks for octopus you arrive at the Chirije Ecolodge and drive up the bank to find a most amazing place. No where have I seen such a unique combination of ecolodge, archaeological site and ufo port! That's right, the location has seen, according to accounts, a great deal of... More 

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Quito, Ecuador
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3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2011

Really, loved this place! If you want a totally relaxing holiday this is the place to be. Delightfully isolated and peaceful, spent most the time on the beach, swimming, reading and walking. The staff a friendly and attend to all your needs and the food in the restaurant is fantastic. Recommend this lace to anyone who wants to get away... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2011

Walk in to the archaeology museum, out for a surfing lesson, around for a guided discovery hike... Or hang out on a hammock listening to the waves and looking out to the ocean... you can do all this in Chirije. If you're looking for a bustling, shopping kind of experience, this place wouldn't be for you; it is delightfully isolated... More 

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Atlanta, GA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2010

Chirije is a well kept secret with thatched roof huts and colorful bungalows right on a beautiful stretch of beach. Staying here is like having your own private hideaway. The amount of untapped artifacts on this land is amazing.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2010

This place was a magical ending to a wonderful trip to Ecuador. Great room, location and service. Can't wait to go back there. We didn't want to leave The service is absolutely unbeatable. Patricio the owner makes sure you are treated like a member of the family. Anything you need...they will make it happen and the food was fabulous and... More 

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