I traveled to Canoa with soley one other female and wouldnt have felt as safe if I wouldn't have stayed in Hotel Bambu. Its located at the edge of the town and right on the beach, giving it almost a private beach type of feel. The food and service was great, we were taken great care of. We took an over night bus from Quito and ended up arriving earlier than expected, 5:00 in the morning. We were let in by the 24 hour security and given a place to put our bags along with some cozy hammocks to sleep in since our room obviously wasn't ready for us. The rooms were fine after we got settled in. I read reviews about monster mosquitoes so i went prepared with some permethrin spray for the bed nets. I returned to Quito without a single bug bite. The rooms were also cleaned very well each day, which is hard at a beach with sand everywhere. They also have a very nice TV room that is comfortable to relax in and watch some English channels. Recommend to anyone!