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About Otra Ola
Otra Ola is a casual, relaxed school for travellers interested in getting closer to the authentic way of life in Ecuador. We offer the opportunity to learn Spanish, practice Yoga and surf in an idyllic setting that both enjoys and respects the vast ocean and the lush environment here in the southern coastal area of Ecuador. Otra Ola not only offers Spanish, Surf and Yoga classes, we also welcome Yoga retreats, Yoga Teacher trainings and host events in our big woden and bamboo shala. Please feel free to get in touch!
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Dulce wrote a review Mar 2021
Arcata, California2 contributions
I was planning a trip to Ecuador and looking for a place I could practice yoga by the beach while working remotely online. Otra Ola in Ayampe popped up as an option on my search and after reading the description of Ayampe it sounded like an interesting place to check out. I didn’t want to commit my whole 5 week trip until after I arrived, so I just booked for 12 days. I think it took me a few days to unwind from traveling, but knew pretty quickly that I had picked an amazing place to spend my time. The location of Otra Ola is perfect and my beach front cabaña looked out to the beach and ocean with a small table on the deck where I set up my home office with the best view. I not only stayed my whole 5 week trip, I extended an additional 2 weeks! I’m surprised I finally left. What made my stay incredible was the people, the yoga, the next door cafe with healing vibes Pacha Manna, and the lively community of Ayampe. I made some lifetime friends, ate amazing food, and practiced yoga almost every day. The yoga is incredible and each teacher has a special style. Lucile’s Mandala flow is strong and I loved the sweat and smiles and always left that class on a cloud. Julie’s class brought wisdom, intention, and spirit to my practice on and off the mat. Vanessa started a pranayama class while I was there and the breath work and philosophy is transformative and healing. I miss them all already while I wait to board my plane home, and the only reason I’m not crying is that I know I will be back soon.
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Date of experience: March 2021
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mangogenga wrote a review Feb 2020
Playa Venao, Panama54 contributions15 helpful votes
We rented boards from Otra Ola several days. They had a decent selection of boards for all levels. Everyone working there seemed really friendly and helpful. The vibe was really relaxed in the main area. They have a beautiful area for the yoga classes they offer.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Cerisa O wrote a review Jan 2020
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Our surfing lesson with otra ola was wonderful- The teacher was very experienced and gave good tips. We practiced on the beach first then spent some time in the water practicing. We had originally booked a lesson at 10 AM, but when we arrived there was some confusion and our instructor was not available until 2:30 PM. Luckily, Ayampe is a quaint town on the beach, so we were able to go for a nice walk and enjoy a complementary coffee while we waited. We would recommend confirming your lesson at least one day in advance in case your schedule is not as flexible.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Response from Canada111110, Owner at Otra Ola
Responded Jan 23, 2020
Thank you so much for taking the time to review us. I apologize about the confusion of the surf class time but really appreciate your understaning. We have just moved locations and were getting into the flow of the new beach front location. Thanks again. Safe travels.
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jilapagos wrote a review Sep 2019
Puerto Ayora, Ecuador9 contributions3 helpful votes
We were asked to keep our laughing kids quiet for the people studying. So we just left. The chai was good but the kombucha was too strong. The sweets looked good but we didn’t get to try because we didn’t feel welcome. Felt like Starbucks. Too bad. Feel bad for the owners (?) kids that aren’t allowed to laugh and play either.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Response from Canada111110, Owner at Otra Ola
Responded Sep 22, 2019
I am sorry you felt this way. We are a spanish school as well a cafe and want to provide the best service we can. In December we will be moving to a new location that is beach front and will have a separate space for the spanish classes and the cafe to provide a more children friendly location. Again I apology that you had this experience and we hope that you visit us at our new space in December. Safe travels.
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yycyycyyc wrote a review Sep 2019
Calgary, AB516 contributions148 helpful votes
Nothing to do with the yoga that happens in the same space, but the cinnamon buns were fabulous, and the coffee was pretty good too. A very restful interlude. Helpful Edmontonian owner (spot the Oilers magnet on the 'fridge!) and reasonable prices.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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