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Buenos Aires, Argentina
Reviewed 11 April 2012

The best place to stay in Montañitas. It' s located to few meters from the surf spot en La Punta. The rooms are nice and clean, the breakfasts delicious, the staff helpful and also you can eat there and also the food is excellent. I super recommend it!!

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Prague, Czech Republic
Reviewed 30 March 2012

First of all one thing that I was not satisfied with - I tried to book a room about 3 months in advance, sent 3 e-mails but never received an answer. So maybe some IT bug? But we did not give up and after our arrival to Montanita we tried to find out if Balsa has some available room and...

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Anchorage, Alaska
Reviewed 15 March 2012

Stayed for the month of Feb. and have to second 'EverywhereLocal's review below. Balsa is a great place with great food just far enough away from the craziness that is Montanita but more than close enough for a beach stroll to town.

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BalsaSurfCamp, Propietario at Balsa Surf Camp, responded to this review

Hello there! Thank for these very nice qualification! We are happy to know that you enjoyed your stay with us :) It was our pleasure too to share with you this longtime and know you better! We hope to see you again and soon! Take care a lot, Balsa family.

London
Reviewed 11 February 2012

Balsa Surf camp is a short walk from the busy little surfer party town montanita. It is located at the north end or town near "The Point" a favourite surf spot. The rooms are built of bamboo and encircle the amazing gardens in the centre of the property. Hammocks hang everywhere and seduce you into hours of relaxation in the...

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BalsaSurfCamp, Propietario at Balsa Surf Camp, responded to this review

Your review is so nice! THANKS YOU! Is so nice from you to take your time and write all this! I know that not everybody do it, you know, you love one place and you think about help them and write something for the future travelers too, but life is something so good or busy that we forget, we are...

Phoenix, Arizona
Reviewed 4 December 2011

You DO NOT have to be a surfer to love staying here! It is walkable to town, but nice and quiet, DON'T STAY IN TOWN IF YOU WANT TO SLEEP. Our family of 3 (teenage son) stayed here 3 days in July, 2011 (just realized I never wrote a review, sorry BSC!). This surf camp has been the dream of...

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BalsaSurfCamp, Propietario at Balsa Surf Camp, responded to this review

Hello and thank you for these very detailed review! It' s so nice for you to explain everything and so, help a lot the future traveler! Thank to to be so helpful for them, and for us, to give confidence in our work and for our guests. We hope you are fine and happy and travelling a lot :) Take...

Ojai, California
Reviewed 27 August 2011

We had such a great time here. The owners are great people and really put their hearts in to this place. All of the staff were great, the food was great, rooms were very clean, and the surfboards...KILLER. I love Rosty's balsa boards!!! And it is so convenient having a large variety of great boards to rent so you don't...

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BalsaSurfCamp, Propietario at Balsa Surf Camp, responded to this review

Thanks you for your great comment ! It's so important for us to know and see that our hosts saw that we have a piece of our heart in the Balsa :) Thanks to see it, to love it and to share it ! Rasty is so happy too when someone connect with his balsa surfboard, it s mean a...

edinburgh
Reviewed 18 July 2011

We love this place!! I can't really think of anything negative to say about Balsa Surf Camp. the guys that run this place are great and the accommodation is perfect. Its a stones throw from the beach and just far enough from the noise of the main streets. We loved hanging out on the hammocks

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BalsaSurfCamp, Propietario at Balsa Surf Camp, responded to this review

Thanks you so much for your great review :) we are always so happy to know that ours guests enjoyed our place and work! Thanks you to share it and to help us in our job! We hope to see you again and lots of blessings in your next trip! Balsa Surf Camp team.

Amsterdam
Reviewed 16 July 2011

We really enjoyed our stay in the camp. The beautifully constructed lodge with the staff that will go out of their way to make you feel welcome. We checked the hotel Kundalini before reserving Balsa, because of the ratings on tripadvisor, but thought that it was much inferior and unfriendly, though it was cheaper. It's located right at La Punta,...

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BalsaSurfCamp, Propietario at Balsa Surf Camp, responded to this review

Thanks you so much for yours great words about us and our place! It was a pleasure for us to share a surf experience with you :) Hope that you keep surfing! Take care a lot! The balsa surf camp team.

Asbury Park, New Jersey
Reviewed 4 June 2011

What a delightful oasis at the already very relaxed area of La Punta in Montanita! The rates are more expensive than at the other hostals at La Punta, but if you are looking for more upscale accommodations, with a peaceful garden, gracious hospitality, a choice at breakfast, and spacious, clean rooms with reliable hot water, then it´s definitely worth spending...

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BalsaSurfCamp, Propietario at Balsa Surf Camp, responded to this review

Thanks a lot for recommending us! And thanks too, to explain our price-quality relation and to be clear about our ubication at 30 meters of the beach :) You're totally right! Wainting to see you soon! Take care, Julie.

Reviewed 7 February 2011

We stayed 1 week in montañita and the place was great. Julie and cesar ( the owners) go the extra mile to make you feel like home. We took some surf lessons too and we had a great time

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Thanks a lot for yours great words! We are happy to know that you enjoyed the surf lesson and our attention :) Take care a lot and hoping to see you soon! Balsa surf camp team.

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Discover our BALSA SURF CAMP in Montanita, Ecuador, made by and for surfers! The perfect place to discover a country and its waves, its culture and the wonderful art of balsa wood boards shaped by César Moreira, owner of the camp. It is a reconciliation, a union with nature. Imagine! Surfing a tree! Discover our beautiful style of Ecological bungalows only 30 meters from the surf! There are handcraft built by local carpenters using bamboo and wood. In a friendly environment you will enjoy the Montanita surf! ... more   less 

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Address: at the Point (En la Punta), Montanita, Ecuador
Region: Ecuador > Santa Elena Province > Montanita
Price Range: ₹ 3,394 - ₹ 5,566 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Balsa Surf Camp 3*
Number of rooms: 10
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