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Rio Muchacho Organic Farm

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10 Km North Of Canoa On the San Vicente-Jama Road, Canoa 131451, Ecuador
+593 5-302-0487
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Excellent experience!!

We spent 4 nights at Rio Muchaco, and would highly reccomend it to anyone wanting to learn about... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Edmonton, Canada
Amazing and unforgettable

10 dollars and 20 minutes by taxi away from Canoa is this gem of ecological insight/family... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Rio Muchacho Organic Farm and Eco-lodge is located 10km north of the popular beach town of Canoa. We offer a unique and ecologically friendly haven for guests to stay, relax, and explore. Our bungalow-style accommodation was constructed entirely from local materials, and we try to prepare all our meals using fresh fruit and vegetables harvested from our own grounds. Unwind in our yoga & meditation garden, spend time investigating the farm's abundance of plants and animal life, watch your kids climb or swing in our playground, or choose from an array of guided tours. Experience coastal Ecuador in a tranquil setting, far removed from the typical tourism tracks and ideal for families or authentic nature seekers. Harvest fresh organic ingredients and prepare a traditional tonga lunch. Horseback ride to a monkey forest, then make your own chocolate. We also offer volunteering opportunities and intensive course programs about permaculture and sustainable living.
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10 Km North Of Canoa On the San Vicente-Jama Road, Canoa 131451, Ecuador
+593 5-302-0487
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent 4 nights at Rio Muchaco, and would highly reccomend it to anyone wanting to learn about organic / permaculture farming. Nicola and Dario have done a commendable job of creating a sustainable organic farm, and programs to teach the science and methods of...More

1  Thank B-C-Derk
Reviewed 1 week ago

10 dollars and 20 minutes by taxi away from Canoa is this gem of ecological insight/family activity/yummy food/natural beauty! We got up there at 11am and left at 5 but there are longer or shorter visit options. We started with the self guided tour of...More

Thank pobkim
Reviewed December 31, 2017 via mobile

Wow we are so glad we visited! For $10, we got a taxi from Canoa, and arrived around 3pm for the self-guided tour. We hiked both trails (spent a little time in the hammocks, enjoying the river, and the yoga pavillion) then stayed for dinner,...More

Thank Jen S
Reviewed October 11, 2017

I have visited Rio Muchacho both with my kids and with my Environmental Education Students. We always feel at home, we love the constructions, the natural environment, food is amazing, trails for visiting the waterfall, the river, the hills, and more. Last time I visited...More

Thank michaelayala
Reviewed August 19, 2017 via mobile

Our family had been in Canoa two weeks before visiting this fabulous farm. I am not sure what I was expecting - but it wasn't this. The property is beautiful, lush and so tranquil. There were swings and climbing apparatuses for kids and hammocks for...More

Thank Beth S
Reviewed July 4, 2017 via mobile

I visited Río Muchacho as one of my first stops in a 3-month tour of South America. I'm app glad I did and I highly recommend a visit here. But there are some things you should know... Visiting the farm is like staying with a...More

1  Thank Irene F
Reviewed April 30, 2017

We had a great experience here! Nicola and her staff as well as the volunteers there were super friendly and made our stay authentic and a cultural delight. The farm is a wonderful place for education, relaxation, adventure, or whatever you may be looking for....More

Thank Tim P
Reviewed April 16, 2017 via mobile

Fantastic cultural experience for the whole family. A working organic farm with animals and produce raised using permaculture principles We had fun learning about the farm, the great work that this multi-cultural family contributes to the community and learning about local culture and food prep...More

1  Thank Pamela B
Reviewed March 12, 2017

This place is truly a unique Ecuador experience. For those keen on environmental and permaculture education, I can think of no better place in all of Ecuador. Rio Muchacho definitely experienced some earthquake damage from the April 2016 earthquake, however they are rebuilding and still...More

1  Thank RHooperCA
Reviewed February 14, 2017 via mobile

I wanted to experience a bit of authentic life in Ecuador before deciding to buy a home on the coast & participated in a 5 day permaculture class at Rio Muchacho. Our teacher & host-Nicola Mears- shared her knowledge, complimented by 1st hand experience with...More

Thank CathAlbMI
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