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    Balsa Surf Camp

    at the Point, Montanita, Ecuador
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    Reviewed 7 July 2012

    Just returned from the Balsa Surf Camp. Perfect place for both beach activities and relaxation. The hammocks throughout the camp are great, and the landscaping is incredible. The restaurant is small, but has very good meals, and they are very accommodating of special requests. The...More

    Thank jkaeea6
    Reviewed 2 July 2012

    First of all, we loved Ecuador as a whole. The people are friendly, beautiful country, great surf and overall pretty safe with a stable government. I can't wait to go back, and when we do, I would stay at Balsa again! Rasty and Julie have...More

    Thank Tracy R
    Reviewed 27 June 2012

    Balsa Surf Camp is absolutely beautiful. The grounds are lusciously-planted and well-maintained and our room (#4) was like living in a beautiful, hardwood treehouse with a lovely balcony with two hammocks and a decent view of the ocean. The breakfast (included in your stay) was...More

    1  Thank babycobalt
    Reviewed 12 June 2012

    My husband and I stayed at this hotel for 5 days and it was just perfect for our stay in Montanita. One thing we really liked was the location, not directly on the beach but close enough that it would take only 2-3 minutes to...More

    Thank TWDCanada
    Reviewed 5 June 2012

    -Stayed at the Balsa Surf Camp for 3 weeks on a package deal. I traveled alone and stayed alone. First time surfing and first time traveling in Ecuador. -Julie, Rasty, and the entire staff are all amazingly helpful, polite, respectful, and trustworthy. Felt like I...More

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    • Ecuador >
    • 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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    12 May 2016|
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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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