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La Buena Vida Hotel- Ayampe

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Baltimore, Maryland
Reviewed 20 June 2014

The more I think about it, Buena Vida is my favorite of all the places I've stayed throughout Central and South America. It has, by far, the most friendly and attentive staff I've met; I think Keith and Marilyn (the owners) just have an excellent knack for hiring welcoming folks. The people in town were also really cool, just a...

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Reviewed 19 June 2014 via mobile

After coming to Ecuador on a work visit, I needed to get away somewhere outside of the cities. I didn't know where, but instinctively I wanted the beach. Now, where? There are many great beaches in Ecuador. I read and researched it to death and somehow came to some reviews on La Buena Vida. If you've travelled the world as...

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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 18 June 2014

We stayed at La Buena Vida for a week in May and it was the ideal place to stay for us. Good, clean rooms with great breakfast. Excellent service and high quality surf lessons. Keith and Marilyn were excellent hosts and it almost seemed like we were part of their family by the end of our trip.

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Long Beach, California
Reviewed 16 June 2014

I have been teaching in the Hospitality Industry for over 20 years and will use my experience at La Buena Vida to define hospitality. It exceeds the industry standards and leaves each guest feeling as if they stayed with family. Upon staying at other accommodations in the coastal area, their rooms, food and service are truly the best I experienced....

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1Thank Libby G
Reviewed 29 May 2014

I visited La Buena Vida this past January while on a study abroad trip in Ecuador and I'm so glad I made the trip! The owners, Keith and Marilyn, were so helpful in getting my reservation setup and providing additional information so that I could make my travel plans (I traveled to Ayampe by bus from Quito). I knew I...

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South Lake Tahoe, California
Reviewed 13 May 2014

My husband and I booked the performer packages and a few extra nights at La Buena Vida for our anniversary this year. We were greeted at the airport at around 1:00 am by the friendly driver (this was included in the package) and driven 3 hours to our room. We were greeted as we woke up by Keith and Marilyn,...

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Boca Raton, Florida
Reviewed 11 May 2014

I have spent 5 days birdwatching Ayampe and could not have chosen a more perfect hostería. My room is very comfortable and clean. It is quiet here and very safe. All the staff have been kind, considerate and accomodating. I will return.

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Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 5 May 2014

We stayed at La Buena Vida for 5 nights. We had expected to stay for only two. While the speciality of this hotel is offering great options for surfers it does a fantastic job of hosting non-surfers too [like us]. The rooms are very nice, breakfast is delicious, the option for a fresh salad hand tossed with many agreements was...

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Kabul, Afghanistan
Reviewed 27 April 2014 via mobile

I stayed a week in Ayampe at Marilyn and Keith's place and had the most wonderful time! I travel a lot and this was one of the rather spontaneous escapes from NYC, but it was easy to arrange, because communication by email was easy and speedy. I booked the Performer surf package to improve my surfing skills. What a great...

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Cuenca, Ecuador
Reviewed 25 April 2014

I traveled to Ecuador for the second time this past January and met up with good friends Keith and Marilyn. Although I didn't stay at La Buena Vida this time around, I did have an incredible, mind-blowing Reiki experience with resident practitioner, Andrea. If you are looking for luxury and affordability, this is the place to be for sure. I...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
La Buena Vida is a family owned Boutique Hotel & Surf School in the beautiful town of Ayampe. With spacious rooms and private bathrooms. Very comfortable beds with memory foam mattresses will make your stay pleasant. The owners manage the property giving you the best and friendliest service possible. La Buena Vida offers American breakfasts, wraps, snacks and smoothies all day. The cafeteria is open from 8:00 am until 5:00 pm. Laundry facilities on site. Massages and Reiki therapies are available. Surf board rentals & lessons with instructors with more than 25 years experience are also available! ... more   less 

Additional Information about La Buena Vida Hotel- Ayampe

Address: KM 86 Ruta Del Spondylus, Ayampe 00001, Ecuador
Region: Ecuador > Manabi Province > Ayampe
Price Range: $66 - $108 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
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“Rooms near road can be noisy, keep the a/c on at night to drown out any noise. Lower rooms have better wi-fi.”
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“The matrimonial room is very nice.”
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“all rooms are special and private. I loved the family room, very large.”
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