Preferred Places to Stay In Ecuador

Typically Johanne and I are just off the beaten path, so you will not find any all inclusive in our list of places to stay. We are happy when we find quiet, clean, safe and convenient. We often friendly, generous and helpful and have wonderful experiences at the following places:

P.S. We draw the line at a shared bath.


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Santa Mariantia-Donkey Den

Right on the beach and it is amazing. Linda is a wonderful manager and will make sure you are well looked after. This is a must visit!!



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Bahia de Caraquez  -Saiananda

 Treat yourself  to a few nights on this river sdie property. It is a few KM out of town but worth it DO NOT miss breakfast!


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Canoa -Sundown Beach Hotel

Very friendly affordable and a few km. down the from the busy town. Sand in your toes.



Quito- La Rosario

 This is very convenient and the owners are incredibly kind most helpful,  warm Ecuadorian hospitality.



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Otovalo- La Luna

A peaceful mountain retreat, great natural food and coffee. Rural yet an easy taxi ride into town.


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       Otovalo – Hostal  Curinan

Close to town, Jose and his family are delightful, caring people. The style is very unique and charming.


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Montanita -Hanga Roa Hostal

At north end of the beach away from the parties and noise. Ask for one of the ocean side rooms.


San Clemente- Cottages By the Sea:


We have not stayed here yet but we know that Kimberly  and Chris have done a great job. Just on hospitality alone , we know that you will be very well looked after and the location is superb.


the joyful travellers

One thought on “Preferred Places to Stay In Ecuador

  1. Hi Doug,

    Thanks for the lodging list for Ecuador. I like your qualification, “We draw the line at a shared bathroom.” (There used to be a day I didn’t mind sharing, but not any more!)
    All seven places would appeal perfectly to Conrad and me. Looks like a wonderful trip!
    Wishing you safe and happy travels,

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