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    Balsa Surf Camp

    at the Point, Montanita, Ecuador
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    31 - 35 of 92 reviews

    Reviewed 17 February 2015 via mobile

    We didn't stay at the hotel cause it was full so we stayed in one near here.. But we come here to the restaurant and can honestly say it's really great food, friendly people and its a great place to eat relaxed. They even have...More

    Thank Gabriel I
    Response from BalsaSurfCamp, Propietario at Balsa Surf CampResponded 7 May 2015
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    Muchas gracias por recomendarnos! y tomar el tiempo de escribir esta opinión! Me alegro que le gusto nuestra comida! Intentamos...More

    Reviewed 3 February 2015

    My only downside..? I didn't get to spend more time here but will definitely spend a lot more time here on my next trip to Ecuador. You walk through the entrance and you're brought into an island paradise. The relaxation is almost instantaneous. On January...More

    1  Thank Renee L
    Response from BalsaSurfCamp, Propietario at Balsa Surf CampResponded 7 May 2015

    Wouah! Thanks you so much Renee for a such good review! It's very kind to take the time to write all this and to recommend us! It' s a huge help in our work to follow and keep doing right and being! THANKS! It's a...More

    Reviewed 31 October 2014

    Located a few minutes walk (on the beach) from the party town at the North end of the beach, I cannot recommend Balsa enough...this is magical place...and I have rarely felt this. Balsa is owned and run by Julie (French) and Rasti (Ecuadorian). The hostel...More

    2  Thank Jonathan L
    Reviewed 31 October 2014

    Stopped by here for three nights to get my surf on and the location couldn't be better. It's literally right across a small dirt road from the beach and the best break in Montanita. The property itself is gorgeous, I had a nice private balcony,...More

    1  Thank Wdave37
    Reviewed 15 October 2014 via mobile

    When I first got here I thought it was going to be fantastic! However, I had money stolen out of my lock box! They told me there was only one key for the lock box, but they have another one in their office! I counted...More

    9  Thank YtBoI
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    • Santa Elena Province >
    • Montanita
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    Suzette N
    13 June 2017|
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    Response from patrick g | Reviewed this property |
    We did not take any public buses but those I spoke to sounded very comfortable with taking the long bus trip. I never felt unsafe anywhere in the country during my visit.
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    Response from JulieCesar M | Property representative |
    Hello :) The beguiners surf lesson cost is $25, 1h30 with the whole equipment and surf instruction, intermediate level cost $30, the advanced one $35 (with pics and video). Surfboard rental cost $5 one hour, $8 two hours... More
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    "all rooms are nice"
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