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La Buena Vida Hotel- Ayampe

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San Diego, California
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Thank you for a wonderful stay. We live in Ecuador so we can truly say that it was refreshing to stay at a place along the coast with young(er), fit families with health in mind. Our room was clean and quiet, with a fantastic, full strength, warm shower! As a side note, I left my expensive Ipad in my room...

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Virginia Beach, VA
Reviewed March 16, 2017

We enjoyed our stay at La Buena Vida. Marilyn and Keith are great hosts, and the entire staff is wonderful. We enjoyed speaking to Max and Bea. They were very helpful, often giving us advice on fun things to do or good places to eat. The waves were great and the beaches beautiful. The daily breakfast was amazing and a...

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Brooklyn, New York
Reviewed March 14, 2017

Stayed at La Buena Vida with two of my buddies on a recent surf trip. The owners and staff are simply the best. We were in such good hands, from helping us find the good waves to helping us find the fun in town. The food was fantastic and healthy, too! It's a relaxed, peaceful and laid back spot with...

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Brooklyn, New York
Reviewed March 13, 2017

I had never been to Ayampe before but had a fantastic experience at La Buena Vida. Marilyn the owner gave me excellent directions even though I was nervous about showing up. The rest of my group stayed at other places and were so jealous of the fact that I had air-conditioning, a delicious breakfast every morning and all of the...

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Reviewed February 27, 2017

Stayed at this lovely hotel for about a week. I wish I could have stayed longer! Marilyn and Keith are amazing hosts. Keith is a wealth of surf knowledge and can help you find whatever wave you're looking for. Marilyn is the most gracious host I've ever encountered on my travels - she gave us unlimited mosquito repellent whenever we...

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MARILYN K, Owner at La Buena Vida Hotel- Ayampe, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words. I'm humbled to read your review and to know that you felt well taken care of during your stay.... We are looking forward to your return. Until next time!!

Reviewed February 23, 2017 via mobile

This is an amazing place to stay. The owners keith and marilyn are so friendly and always present to help you with anything. Max and bea who work there are absolutely awesome. It is a small place that treats you like you are a rockstar. I am an intermediate surfer and my wife loves to lay in the sun and...

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MARILYN K, Owner at La Buena Vida Hotel- Ayampe, responded to this review

Wow!!! Thanks for such a detailed review... I'm sure all our future guests will find it very helpful. I'm happy to know you both enjoyed your stay in Ayampe and La Buena Vida!!

Dana Point, California
Reviewed February 4, 2017

Owners Keith and Marilyn are friendly and helpful. Awesome free breakfast everyday. Rooms are cleaned everyday. DirecTV and a/c work great. Close to great restaurants and 5 minute walk to the beach!!!

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MARILYN K, Owner at La Buena Vida Hotel- Ayampe, responded to this review

Thank you for taking your time to submit a review for us! We are happy to know your stay was great.

San Francisco, California
Reviewed January 24, 2017

Long story short, our planned stay of a few days here transformed into us spending the rest of out trip (1 week) at this amazing place. Ayampe is a beautiful sleepy little surf town with good waves and great people, and La Buena Vida is very laid back, warm and welcoming. The owners Marylin and Keith and all the staff...

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MARILYN K, Owner at La Buena Vida Hotel- Ayampe, responded to this review

We are so humbled to read all the positive things you have to say about us and La Buena Vida. It is our honor to ensure our guests are satisfied with their stay and we love reading that their expectations were met. Thanks for your trust in us.... Looking forward to seeing you again!

Koh Tao, Thailand
Reviewed November 30, 2016 via mobile

La buena vida is simply amazing!! The staff is super friendly and they make you feel at home. The property is stunning and has everything you need and want. The breakfast is delicious. My room was adorable and the bed was super comfy. You can just feel how much love and time they have invested into their property to make...

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MARILYN K, Owner at La Buena Vida Hotel- Ayampe, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words and for sharing your positive experience with us. We hope to see you soon!

Reviewed November 14, 2016 via mobile

It is the best place in the zone. Nice breakfast and accommodation. The best part it is how the staf make us feel homie and care. Bedroom are ok and we enjoy the time. Ayampe it is beautiful and amazing place. You can have wonderful hacking, every day surf, nature and life. Thanks to la buena vida

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
La Buena Vida is a family owned Boutique Hotel & Surf School in the beautiful town of Ayampe. With spacious rooms and private bathrooms. Very comfortable beds with memory foam mattresses will make your stay pleasant. The owners manage the property giving you the best and friendliest service possible. La Buena Vida offers American breakfasts, wraps, snacks and smoothies all day. The cafeteria is open from 8:00 am until 5:00 pm. Laundry facilities on site. Massages and Reiki therapies are available. Surf board rentals & lessons with instructors with more than 25 years experience are also available! ... more   less 

Additional Information about La Buena Vida Hotel- Ayampe

Address: KM 86 Ruta Del Spondylus, Ayampe 00001, Ecuador
Location: Ecuador > Manabi Province > Ayampe
Price Range: $66 - $68 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
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“all rooms are special and private. I loved the family room, very large.”
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