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Balsa Surf Camp

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rikirby
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What an amazing find! We booked this spot one week before our honeymoon because our previous plans fell through. Once they found out about our need, the staff here gave us a wonderful deal to help us celebrate our special event. Everything about the place just seemed right. The atmosphere, the friendly staff, the free yoga and instructor, the surf... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016 via mobile

We book on the phone the day of our arrival. The person on the phone asked me for how many nights, I said three and sure repeated at least twice. I asked also if he preferred us to book online to make things clearer, he said no. Today, on our second day, on our second day we were said that... More 

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Middletown, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2016

Loved the atmosphere! Awesome place where everyone was happy, low-key and happy to help you. Easy to rent surf boards right there and had consistent surfing everyday we were there. Great location to make the short walk to the beach. Far enough from Montanita that it is relatively quite but close enough if you feel the need to go. We... More 

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Hamilton Parish, Bermuda
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2016

I stayed at this lovely resort during my trip with Barefoot Surf Travel. This resort has amazing hospitality and definitely go above and beyond to meet your needs. They make delicious fruit smoothies straight off the tree. One day I wanted an avocado smoothie which originally comes with milk. I don't eat animal products so they went out of there... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

Stayed for a week at Balsa Surf in Montañita. The reviews do not do Balsa Surf justice, go visit for yourself! The accommodations, location, staff, and food are outstanding. Staying at La Punta is much better than staying in town if you want to get some sleep at night. Monatñita is a very small town, so only a short 10... More 

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Guayaquil, Ecuador
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

Balsa Surf Camp is definitely the best place to stay in Montañita. nice decoration. cool people. excellent food. and you can walk to the beach, and surf. the owners are really nice people and help you a lot. the hotel is very quiet and can rest and enjoy your stay.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

Really nice place to stay, highly recommended! 10 minutes walking distance on the beach from montanita. Quiet, rooms set up round a nice garden with hammocks and relaxing spaces. Movie room available, massages upon request and payment. Really nice owner, excellent breakfast. Not cheap but worth every penny!

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Sonoma, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015 via mobile

Why stay in the center of Montañita with the unattractive, noisy tourist scene when you can be surrounded by a lush complex of bamboo cabanas a five minute walk away by beach or road. Lots of little nooks of garden and hammock for quiet self-indulgence. The place is immaculate and inviting. The owners clearly created a culture among staff of... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

I can't emphasize enough how great Balsa Surf Camp is, great food, reasonable prices, fantastic accommodation and amazing people running it. Rusty and his wife Julie are great and all the staff make you feel super welcome. Was planning on staying a couple of days and ended up staying 2 weeks and getting two amazing balsa surfboards!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015 via mobile

Nice cozy Rooms. Very friendly staff. Tasty Breakfast, good Price,Very nice and quit location next to the Beach and the Surfspot la Punta. Rent a Surfboard at the camp is no problem. Everything was fine.

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Discover our BALSA SURF CAMP in Montanita, Ecuador, made by and for surfers! The perfect place 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 are handcraft built by local carpenters using bamboo and wood. In a friendly environment you will enjoy the Montanita surf! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Balsa Surf Camp

Address: at the Point (En la Punta), Montanita, Ecuador
Location: Ecuador > Santa Elena Province > Montanita
Price Range: $59 - $93 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Balsa Surf Camp 3*
Number of rooms: 10
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