Hotel Rio is only 500 meters from the beach, restaurant and bar beach row. The family who owns it is very nice and they try to accommodate. The rooms were big and clean and you had your own bathroom all for $18/night. Plus it was quiet. Which made it worth all it's quirks, like the shower water was a cold dribble and the toilet rarely flushed. And the wifi didn't actually work either. But that seems to be common in Ecuador. But for $18/night for a couple, you got a spacious and safe place with a nice family to let you in and out throughout the day and night.