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#1 of 49 B&Bs / Inns in Montanita
Discover our BALSA SURF CAMP in Montanita, Ecuador, made by and for surfers! The perfect place, a little paradise, to discover a country and its waves, its culture and the wonderful art of balsa wood boards shaped by César Moreira, owner of the camp. It is a reconciliation, a union with nature. Imagine! Surfing a tree! Discover our beautiful style of Ecological bungalows only 30 meters from the surf! There is handcraft built by local carpenters using bamboo and wood. In a friendly environment, you will enjoy the Montanita surf!
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot tub
Yoga classes
Free breakfast
Water sport equipment rentals
Books, DVDs, music for children
Parking garage
Pool / beach towels
Yoga room
Fitness classes
Personal trainer
Coffee shop
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Happy hour
Kids' meals
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Entertainment staff
Board games / puzzles
Airport transportation
Taxi service
Fax / photocopying
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Neck massage
Steam room
Waxing services
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Mosquito net
Non-smoking hotel
Shared lounge / TV area
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
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Private balcony
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Hair dryer
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Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish
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treetonmiller wrote a review Feb 2020
Rotherham23 contributions2 helpful votes
Stayed for 6 nights following a few days travelling and couldn't really fault it. Excellent breakfast consisting of a choice of 6 dishes. Tried 4 of them and all were plentiful, particularly the French Toast option, and freshly prepared or cooked. Minute walk to the beach, spacious rooms with large balcony, hammock etc, and our room was only £40 per night including breakfast......a bargain!!!! Just enough away from Montanita town to get some sleep without the noise, but only 15 minutes walk away for your night out. If you want local beach bars, theres a few on the local beach nearest the accommodation, and also a great little place selling cheap fresh baked empanadas. Definitely recommend and would stay here again.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from JulieCesar M, Propietario at Balsa Surf Camp
Responded Feb 28, 2020
Muchas gracias :) It was a pleasure to receive you and thank you so much to share your testimony, it helps us so much with that! I hope to see you again! Take care! Julie
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traveler910 wrote a review Feb 2020
Chicago, Illinois58 contributions22 helpful votes
We didn’t want to leave this perfect community, the rooms were simple but clean, the food was excellent and affordable and everyone who worked here was helpful and friendly. We felt at home and the location on the beach was perfect, Balsa is at a quieter end of the beach without the clubs but still has good restaurant and and cute shops with prime beach front to watch surfers. They also provide great surf lessons, we had a wonderful time here and ended up enjoying montanita much more than expected because of this place and the location.
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Date of stay: April 2019Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Response from JulieCesar M, Propietario at Balsa Surf Camp
Responded Feb 28, 2020
Thank you my friends! It's an amazing testimony! we are so happy you enjoyed so much our place, our food, our people! Thank you to sharing and help us! Take care a lot and we hope to see you soon in other oportunity! Take care a lot! Julie
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Ciabattagrande wrote a review Oct 2019
13 contributions1 helpful vote
The hotel is located just outside Montanita. Therefore the surroundings are rather quiet, which we liked very much. Montanita itself can be reached on foot in 15 minutes. Only a few steps away is the big beach, where are some bars and restaurants. The hotel complex is very beautiful and lovingly designed. Everywhere you will find palm trees and exotic plants. Small paths connect the different facilities and rooms of the hotel and give you the feeling of being in the middle of a jungle. Really unique and extremely cosy. The hotel offers spa facilities and yoga courses. It has a restaurant that serves very good and innovative food. The rooms are spacious, clean and beautifully furnished. Breakfast is included and has more than exceeded our expectations. There is a selection of healthy and very rich breakfast variations. The staff is friendly and helpful. English and French are spoken in addition to Spanish. All in all a very good accommodation. The best we have visited on our Ecuador trip. Definitely recommendable.
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Date of stay: September 2019
Response from JulieCesar M, Propietario at Balsa Surf Camp
Responded Feb 28, 2020
Thank you very much for this superb testimony! it's so nice to read! It makes us very happy to know that you enjoyed our little paradise, our food, our service, the garden etc. And having seen that we try to do our job with love fills me with joy and pride for my whole team! Thank you for sharing your experience and helping us to grow! I hope we'll see each other soon! Take care! Saludos
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mia213131 wrote a review Aug 2019
Munich, Germany7 contributions3 helpful votes
Balsa Surf Camp is without doubt one of the most amazing accommodations in South America. The first four days I stayed with a friend and when she left, I decided to prolong my stay for another week. Balsa simply offered all I was looking for: surf lessons (with a great private teacher, Ademar), free yoga every morning, mouth-watering food and a super friendly atmosphere that makes you feel very much at ease. The only thing they do not offer is "surf camp"-style group lessons every day, most guests either know how to surf quite well already or take private lessons, like me. Overall, everything at Balsa is done with much attention to detail and love which shines through everywhere and in everything they do. Plus, I was very happy to stay at their side of the bay where we able to sleep at night. Couldn't recommend more!
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Date of stay: August 2019
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Response from JulieCesar M, Propietario at Balsa Surf Camp
Responded Aug 29, 2019
Thank you so much Mia for this amazing review! It was our pleasure to meet you and share a little bit with you a moment of life. Thank to share your experience here and help us to grow up and follow our great business. We hope you are fine and happy and keep surfing! And see you soon! Take care a lot! Julie
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lucasko wrote a review Jul 2019
Kingston, New York2 contributions
I took 2 surf lessons and rented a board 3 more days. Santiago was a great surf instructor. He corrected my bad beginner habits and greatly upped my surf game with two lessons. The Balsa compound is amazing. It is a great place the breathes relaxation. The staff is very kind and attentive. They have a great yoga pavilion that inspired me to take my time with both pre and post surf stretching. Thank you very much for everything Balsa team.
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Date of stay: July 2019
Response from JulieCesar M, Propietario at Balsa Surf Camp
Responded Aug 29, 2019
Thank you Lucas it feels so good to read your review! We are so happy to know that you enjoyed surf, yoga, and our staff too! Thank to person like you we have more wants to follow and keep doing our lovely job! And I personally so happy to read that you loved our yoga place and that it inspires you so much to stretch ad take care of yourself, it's all the idea! We all hope to see you again soon! Take care! Julie
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balsa surf camp hotel montanita
EcuadorSanta Elena ProvinceMontanita
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Frequently Asked Questions about Balsa Surf Camp
Which popular attractions are close to Balsa Surf Camp?
Nearby attractions include Montanita Spanish School - Day Classes (0.6 miles), Playa Montañita (0.3 miles), and Santuario Blanca Estrella del Mar (0.4 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Balsa Surf Camp?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Balsa Surf Camp?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Balsa Surf Camp?
Yes, free parking, a parking garage, and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Balsa Surf Camp?
Conveniently located restaurants include Tambo Sabores Peruanos, Grilled Seafood Amor Infinito, and Pigro Homemade Italian Food.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Balsa Surf Camp?
Yes, guests have access to a sauna, fitness classes, and yoga classes during their stay.
Does Balsa Surf Camp have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Balsa Surf Camp offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Balsa Surf Camp?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and French.