Hostal Maxima is a well-run backpacker's hostal with a nice courtyard, balconies, lounge area and kitchen. The owners and staff are friendly and helpful and make a real effort at keeping the busy place clean and well-organized. It is a good place to meet other travelers, as there are usually people in the kitchen or other common areas, and the atmosphere is relaxed and inviting.
They also arranged our tour to view the whales and go to Isla de La Plata, which turned out to be a great trip at a very good price.
Not a luxury accommodation, but very adequate and at a good price. Puerto Lopez can be noisy at night, so don't expect absolute quiet at night! (The band that marched through the town streets at 6am on a Sunday morning was quite good.)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We are located 1 1/2 blocks from the beach. All of our rooms have screened in windows and balconies looking out onto our gardens and fruit trees. There is free use of our open air kitchen facility and 2 TV lounges. Free WIFI. We have a book exchange. We can arrange whale watching tours and Isla de la Plata tours, Guests get a discount for tours. Enjoy a relaxing stay resting in our hammocks, amongst our gardens. ... more less