Happy Hill Hostel
Budget-priced accommodations in a relaxing tropical setting characterize the Happy Hill Hostel, a neatly appointed guest house offering views of the sea through lush natural vegetation. The rustically decorated guest rooms can sleep 1 to 4 people and feature cotton bedding, exposed brick and white plaster walls, either tiled or wood floors, furniture and decorative accessories made of wood, bamboo and cane. Some have ocean views and others look out on the luscious gardens of the property, where guests will also find a sparkling swimming pool and a large terrace with sun beds. Views of the beach entices guests to take advantage of the activities offered by the hotel—from surfing to banana boating and horseback riding on the beach. Upon request, staff can also arrange hiking and whale-watching trips.
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The property lies 6 miles from the town of Montañita, a must-see for surfers and those interested in how hippie culture manifests itself in coastal Ecuador. Surrounded by tropical vegetation, waterfalls, and wildlife, the guest house is an ideal place to relax and enjoy the environment in this portion of the so-called Spondylus route, or to use as a base for surfing and hiking in the area.
Montañita has a wide variety of retail outlets selling arts and crafts, clothes, and jewelry. There is also a supermarket and some small convenience stores and pharmacies. Ayampe, Las Tunas, Dos Mangas, and other small towns and stretches of beach are all relatively short taxi rides away.
Food & Beverage
Breakfast is served in the on-site restaurant every morning, and includes fresh regional fruits and house-baked pastries. Lunch and dinner are also offered, and focus on seafood and traditional Ecuadorian dishes, though guests are encouraged to let the chef know their preferences.
The outdoor seating area of the restaurant and poolside bar occupy one of the terraces of the property, offering sea views and romantic sunsets.
As an alternative to on-site dining, there are several casual eateries in Montañita, including a few pizzerias, a Thai restaurant and a vegetarian restaurant.
How To Get There
Take E9 north from Guayaquil, then go south along the coast on E1. After passing through Machalilla National Park, the hotel will be signposted on the right hand side of the road.
Amenities & Services
General:On-Site Parking (free), Poolside Bar, Coffee Shop, Air Conditioning, Gazebo, Restaurant, Garden, Fireplace, Breakfast, Patio, Lounge Area.
Services:Room Service, Laundry Service, Computers with Internet Connection, Tours and Excursions, Surfboard/Wetsuit Rental, Wi-Fi/Wireless LAN (free), Taxi Service, Wake-Up Service.
On-Site Activities:BBQ Facilities, Bonfire Site, Clay Oven, Outdoor Swimming Pool, Movie Collection on DVD, Picnic Area, Hot Tub, Collection of Books, Sun Deck, Sun Loungers.
Nearby Attractions:Waterfalls, Horseback Riding, Swimming, National Park, Boating, Bird Watching, Scuba Diving, Wildlife Observation, Snorkeling, Mountains, Dolphin and Whale Watching, Surfing, Beach, Forest.
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