The plus about this place is that there is air conditioning, although it wasn't totally necessary when I was there. Dinner and lunch were not included in our package. The good was okay, but nothing special. I really disliked one of the fish I selected and did not eat most of it. The pool area is attractive; the folks that worked there were very nice, but there were many worms around the room. In the morning they removed them, but they quickly returned...most on the floor, but also on the toilet, walls, etc.
I tried 3 times to take a warm shower and was only successful once. Great if you like or need cold showers...burr! No hair dryers either. I did not like having to put some of my luggage on the floor as I didn't want to take any worms home.
There was a screen on my room 10 window, but it was disconnected in one corner, so I had to keep the window closed. The veranda was shared with my friends in the next room. I used it when I first got there and find it a nice asset.
Would have liked access to more than one TV. My computer only worked once after staff got it to connect. I could not get anything on my own.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Machalilla National Park is one of Ecuador's many natural treasures, a destination so unique and inspiring you will want to make it home. Some of the wildest, most spectacular beaches in the entire Pacific coastline, long-lost islands where iconic seabirds nest in their natural conditions, the beauty and mystery of both equatorial tropical rainforests and tropical dry forests, as well as transcendental archaeological findings, some of the oldest in all of the Americas, are only some of the reasons that make it so special. For over 10 years we have made it our primary goal to offer the highest quality services in an ecological gem like Machalilla and the Ecuadorian Pacific Coast. We have combined exciting excursions that bring you closer to nature and local communities, with peaceful accommodations, awe-inspiring views, ample rooms, and excellent food. Our idea is to offer the ideal springboard for discovering the many attractions the area possesses. We inevitably work to create environmental awareness through the celebration of nature, wildlife and ecological diversity. We understand the impact that any venture leaves at its wake, and thus offer a sustainable operation without compromising our quality service. Our venture is certified by Smart Voyager, as well as Rainforest Alliance, guaranteeing our green and responsible practices. And we do it because we love what we do. Once again, welcome to Machalilla, the Ecuadorian Pacific Coast, the fascinating province of Manabi... Please let us know how to best accommodate your needs, we're here to help you discover this special corner of the world in all its glory. We're looking forward to your visit! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Mantaraya Hotel Puerto Lopez