Dom’s Guide to Canoa, Ecuador

Where to stay in Canoa?

-My top choice for a quiet, clean, safe place right on the beach is the Hostal Playa Azul, at $8 per person for a private room with a shared bath or $10 per person for a private room with a private bath.  Contact 086600991 or hostalplaya_azul AT for reservations.

-For a more social atmosphere, choose the top pick among backpackers in the area, Coco Loco, with dorm rooms for $6 a bed and privates starting around $12 per person.  For more try

Where to eat in Canoa?

-Try the seafood at the Saboreate Restaurant on the main drag, amazing shrimp dishes around $5.

What to do in Canoa?

-Take a one day tour to the nearby mangroves or to an organic farm

-Hand glide near Canoa.

-Surf off Canoa.

-Dance the night away with friendly locals in Canoa.

-Horseback ride on the beach






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