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Casa del Sol
Reviewed June 6, 2013

In the case of a Zombie Apocalypse, I would definitely retreat to Casa Del Sol. Not for its fortress-like properties - largely open and partly made of bamboo, it wouldn't really stave off my eventual mauling for very long. It just feels like a pretty zen place to cower for the rest of my pitiful life.

Physically, it's a lovely setup, just a 5 minute beach-stroll away from the debauchery and hedonism of the main town, but perfectly quiet where it is, and right on the beach. The authentic tiki bar is staffed by charming folk who make mean (i.e. good) maracuya daiquiris and generally provide excellently convivial chat.

For those in need of spiritual healing (due to incoming zombie apocalypse or otherwise), CdS is the only place in Montanita with integrated Yoga in a dedicate studio, twice a day or something, and the dulcet tones of the lapping ocean and the snarling zombies below are the perfect backdrop to sink into downward dog and watch the soothing fight between your ying and yang.

ALSO FEATURES:
- Charmingly sardonic genuine ENGLISHMAN-CHEF making fusion cuisine for communal chowdown
- Surfboards to hire so you can stand around the beach and look cool
- In-house masseuse, to reset your muscles after yoga resets your chakras.
- Adorable Casa Del Sol dogs who could probably be trained to fetch you drinks from the bar
- 5 vowels and 5 constanants! Can't say fairer than that!

Room Tip: There are some with AC - ask and you shall be rewarded.
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  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed June 5, 2013

I came here after a night in another place in Montanita. All I have to say is this place was amazing.
Whether it is from the awesome staff that you have there, Robin who gives great massage, Shell the bartender who mixes great drink and Tom who probably made the best food I have had in Ecuador. Not to mention the friendly owner Tamara. Oh did I also mention great yoga classes?

The location on the point of Montanita, which was better than in town as it was chill compared to the craziness and the party attitude of the town... but also not too far from the center a short 10min walk.

But really not to mention the best thing about this place is the people who come and stay here or hang around and the vibe of the place. It is a great place to meet new people to have a fun time in Montanita with.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed June 1, 2013

If you ever stay in Montañita and you don't want to stay in the nois of the central village, go to casa del sol.
I had a really relaxing time there. Nice, clean rooms and a good vibe in generall. Very nice staff. I had good some good conversations.
You can get yoga classes which are also great.
And by the way.....good red wine.

  • Stayed: May 2013
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Reviewed May 30, 2013

I came to Montanita for the surf but found a great hotel and made some friends along the way. If you need a great massage Robin will exceed your expectations - need a good drink and conversation Shelly has that handled - need a first class meal Tom has you covered. I am already planning my next trip to Casa Del Sol, the people for me made the trip (oh ya the surf was good too ).

Stayed: May 2013, traveled solo
Thank Chris M
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Reviewed April 20, 2013 via mobile

Found this great place , 30 mtrs from the beach with great staff , super helpful . If u just want a chilled place to leave your gear and get your head down this is perfect .only problem with montinita is the ATM s hardly ever work but these guys are great as you can pay with PayPal !

  • Stayed: March 2013
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Reviewed April 20, 2013

Casa del Sol has a super fine atmosphere and architecture, cool and friendly staff, and a great location for a semi-getaway right on the point! Town with bars and restaurants 10 min walk away and plenty of idyllic villages and beaches to the north, that def will be further investigated at some other time. Highly recommended if you need some surf n chill.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled solo
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Thank Mads H
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Reviewed April 2, 2013

Casa Del Sol was awesome!
Nice bar, Relaxing tropical atmosphere,
Excellent food (Jessica's nightly specials ruled), the coffee and breakfast started every day off right. Best of all the people, everyone I met there was very interesting from different places in the world. And many of them were staying at Casa Del Sol for their 2nd or 3rd time. That's why I'm going back to Casa Del Sol. Thanks Tamara & Greg for the good times and memories!!!

Your Pal Al in So Cal ;-)

P.S. I'll be back
And I'm gonna try Yoga next time too

Room Tip: No swimming pool. They have the Pacific Ocean. Everything else was on La Punta!
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  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled solo
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Additional Information about Casa del Sol

Address: La Punta, Montanita, Ecuador
Location: Ecuador > Santa Elena Province > Montanita
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 88 Specialty Lodging in Montanita
Price Range: $13 - $50 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Casa del Sol has 10 courtyard rooms uniquely designed with a perfect balance of stone and bamboo, all encompassed by an infinite supply of good energy! Accommodations are private rooms with a double or queen bed, newly renovated bathrooms, with hot water, wi fi and a different, delicious breakfast each morning. We believe in helping you to start your day off right! We have 2 common areas for socializing or relaxing and hammocks on the shared balconies. Fresh made lunches and family style dinners are available are certain days throughout the week, and unlimited coffee, tea and drinking water are provided all day! Other activities on site include movie nights in our outdoor theater, Spanish classes, free use of bicycles, and our in house tour agency to help you explore the area. Between our bamboo yoga studio located in the hotel and our new ocean view movement space in Montanita, we can offer you 15+ classes per week. 3 Different types of yoga, body sculpt and salsa/bachata classes are scheduled throughout the week, allowing you the flexability to do it all! Located in La Punta, a 5 minute walk from Montanita town, we not only provide a comfortable and tranquil place to sleep, we offer you an experience. We believe that as soon as you step foot into our place you immediately become part of 'La Familia'. ... more   less 
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