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“Great place to get stuck”
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Casa del Sol
Barranquilla, Colombia
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“Great place to get stuck”
Reviewed July 28, 2013

I stayed at Casa Del Sol for 5 days and didn't want to leave. While there i met many people who had gotten "stuck" in Montanita or where back again - it's easy to see why. While there i had daily Spanish classes from a great teacher followed by either yoga or surf lessons in the afternoon. The retreat is a 15 min stroll down the beach from the main party strip so its nice and quiet when you're ready to sleep. With the lounge areas, bar, and optional in hostel dinners - the place has a wonderfully community feel. By the end of your stay you'd be hard pressed not to have made some new friends. Breakfast is filling and amazing (it changes daily. In my stay we had: breakfast burritos, french toast, hot muffins and fruit salad, eggs and toast...). The food fun continues with Chef Tom's rock-star lunches and dinners - you're really missing out if you don't stay in for one. This place made my trip - i'll be back!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled solo
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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed July 15, 2013

I stayed here for 2 weeks while learning Spanish down the road and it was fantastic.

A great location - 20 second walk to the beach, close enough to town that it was never a problem getting there and far enough away that you'd barely have any noise at night.

The staff were very friendly and welcoming, in particular - Shell behind the bar is great and always up for a chat and there is Tom, who puts together well priced dinners night after night that wouldn't look out of place at a 5 star restaurant.

The rooms are great quality for South America and the water is hot.

I haven't got a bad word to say about this place - you'd be mad to stay anywhere else in Montanita!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
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Houston, Texas
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Reviewed June 26, 2013 via mobile

Before I even stayed at casa del sol ( I was attending one of their awesome yoga classes ) the receptionist was super friendly and helpful. So I decided to stay there! And to much surprise the rest of the staff was just as friendly and attentive to any of my questions or need. The place is clean and they give you a new towel daily. The breakfast was different and yummy and plentiful everyday. The laundry service was a super quick turnaround like 3-4 hours. The rest of the people staying there were also affected by the super cool staff and tranquilo environment that its seemed like home.

I stayed there for about a week and a half, and even though it was winter time and the sun wasn't appearing to often, I still enjoyed every minute. The yoga classes were great, the instructors were obvious yogis for some time. They also offered hip-hop classes, salsa classes and NIA, which were all fun and got you sweaty and warmed up to hit the beach for a swim or asurf sesh. There's a weekly special price if you stay there for unlimited classes!

There is also a lunch and dinner available, from an amazing cook and it changes daily. I really just had a beautiful and great time with everyone staying there and working there. I hope you do to! Love, love, love Casa Del Sol, my other home.

Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
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Australia
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Reviewed June 19, 2013

This hostal is amazing. The owner and host Tamara is welcoming, friendly and just all round caring of her guests time in her fantastic hostal at the better end of Montanita beach. The team she has working there with her are also amazing and friendly.

The breakfast that is served every morning and part of the fee is hands down gourmet and the best breakfasts Ive had in 10 months + of traveling the world.

Rooms are spacious, cleaned every day and the wifi is off the charts quick.

The city of Montanita is crazy and loud and this place being up the other end of the beach is perfect. Its just a small quick walk to the city and party party places so you actually get some sleep when staying here unlike the in-town hostels.

Highly highly recommend this place to stay in Montanita.

Mark and Olivia

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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London
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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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Vancouver, Canada
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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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Property: 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 87 Specialty Lodging in Montanita
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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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