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    Balsa Surf Camp

    at the Point (En la Punta), Montanita, Ecuador
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    Reviewed October 17, 2016

    After two weeks birding in Ecuador, I just wanted a few days to really unwind. My wife is the birder and I'm the photographer. The Balsa Surf camp made us both very happy. The first thrill upon entering the camp is the beautiful, imaginative decor...More

    Thank philmatous
    Reviewed October 2, 2016

    After more than 3 weeks I could definitely call Balsa Surf Camp my temporary 'home'. All people working at Balsa made my stay incredible. Everyone was very hospitable and passionate and after 3 weeks I really felt part of the family. The rooms are nice...More

    1  Thank DutchieLovesToTravel
    Reviewed September 6, 2016

    We stayed one night at Balsa Surf Camp and wish that we had stayed for a few more! The staff were wonderful, the location is great, and the vibe is very peaceful and relaxing. Since the hotel isn't right on the beach, some air conditioning...More

    Thank Julie C
    Reviewed July 6, 2016

    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...More

    Thank rikirby
    Response from JulieCesar M, Propietario at Balsa Surf CampResponded August 3, 2016

    Thanks you so much Nerea & Richard! It's so a great testimony :) It was a pleasure to meet you and share with you your honey moon! We are very happy to know that you enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you to share your...More

    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...More

    Thank Iñaki N
    Response from JulieCesar M, Propietario at Balsa Surf CampResponded August 3, 2016

    Hello Inaki, we felt so bad about all this situation. We understood your dissatisfaction and you're right that can not happen. It was a misunderstanding in the call between you and our receptionist and I'm very sorry for that. We tried to fix it giving...More

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    • $54 - $81 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • Santa Elena Province >
    • Montanita
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    Suzette N
    June 13, 2017|
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    Response from patrick g | Reviewed this property |
    We did not take any public buses but those I spoke to sounded very comfortable with taking the long bus trip. I never felt unsafe anywhere in the country during my visit.
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    May 12, 2016|
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    Response from JulieCesar M | Property representative |
    Hello :) The beguiners surf lesson cost is $25, 1h30 with the whole equipment and surf instruction, intermediate level cost $30, the advanced one $35 (with pics and video). Surfboard rental cost $5 one hour, $8 two hours... More
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