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“Relaxing time in Canoa”
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Baloo
Ranked #4 of 16 Specialty Lodging in Canoa
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“Relaxing time in Canoa”
Reviewed April 16, 2012

The hostel is friendly and out of the main noisy area of the small town of Canoa. We had a lovely little cabin at the back of the property, nice gardens, a chosa for yoga or to relax in hammocks and only the sound of the birds and the sea. We took some yoga and surfing lessons whilst we were there and had a great relaxing time. The beach is beautiful and normally empty, except on Sunday and holidays when the beach bars are a bit noisy. Lots of local restaurants selling all types of fish and ceviche incredibly cheaply. You'll need insect repellant as there are a lot of mosquitos. We had meant to stay three or four days, and enjoyed it so much we stayed ten! Thoroughly recommended.

Room Tip: The little cabanas are great, a double bed as well as two bunks, with a private bathroom (always hot...
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 2, 2012

Baloo is a good choice when staying in Canoa. At the end of the beach, pretty quiet but still only a 5 minute walk to "down-town", restaurants and bars. (Although you shouldn't walk at night time on your own due to robberies)
You can stay in comfortable beach cabanas with a porch in front, perfect to chill out and relax. There are mosquito nets and a fan (which you definitely need). The hostel also has a bar and offers excellent breakfast. The owner is very nice and helpful.
One negative aspect was the bathroom, which wasn't cleaned for 2 days and when the flush was broken, it took a while to have it been repaired. But apart from that, we had a great stay.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with friends
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Canoa, Ecuador
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Reviewed May 18, 2011

Located on the southern end of the malecon, this beach front hostel is a quiet reprieve from the in town weekend crowd but yet close enough for a 5 minute walk to the central part of town. This large property is inclosed and offers a private laid back atmosphere with the best bloody mary in town! There are a couple of chosas with hammocks and a bar/restaurant area and the highlight is steak night on Saturdays. Rooms range in cost from $8- $15. Individually thatched cabins are available along with dorm rooms as well. WiFi available 24-7.
http://www.baloo-canoa.com/id1.html

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  • Stayed January 2011, traveled on business
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Madison, WI
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Reviewed January 10, 2010

Our family of 4 (including 2 teens) had a great 3 days/nights in Canoa. Beautiful beach - white sandy beach that stretched for a few miles, very few people (and this was between Christmas and New Years 2009; generally a busy time). We stayed at Baloo, at the southern tip of Canoa. Great little place - away from the loud music in the center of Canoa, but easily walking distance from the center - if one wanted to go there.
The place was a bit rustic, but very enjoyable. Very friendly staff, including the owner, Phil (Felipe). Would highly recommend to others.

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Property: Baloo
Address: Canoa Beach, Canoa 131451, Ecuador
Location: Ecuador > Manabi Province > Canoa
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Ranked #4 of 16 Specialty Lodging in Canoa
Number of rooms: 12

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