Hosteria Itapoa, Puerto Lopez, Ecuador

If a beach front location, hammocks, free breakfast, and cozy cabins sounds like your kind of thing then you'll be keen to stay a few days at Hostería Itapoa! This fantastic hostería has it all for an unbeatable price.

Friendly owners Maria and Raúl opened Hostería Itapoa in 2001 with just three cabins. The hostería now includes 6 cabins and 5 slightly more modern rooms, all comfortably situated amongst a sprawling garden. Also on the premises is a jacuzzi and Turkish Bath, restaraunt, and Swiss-Family-Robinson style cafe with views of the crashing waves.

Whether you are looking to relax in a hammock all day, lay on the beach, or base yourself while touring Isla de la Plata, Hostería Itapoa is the place to do so. The atmosphere, service, and price is simply a backpacker´s dream.
facilities...
Six rustic style cabins sleeping two to four people each include private bathrooms and a porch with a hammock. In addition to the cabins are five other rooms, white washed stucco with a grass roof on the outside, tiled floors and private bathrooms on the inside. One has an upstairs and balcony and another with multiple bedrooms, ideal for families. The price for any room, at any time, is a flat rate of $7.50 per person, including breakfast. Guests dine and sip their morning cup of organic coffee in the stilted grass hut overlooking the beach. There is extra space behind the garden available for pitching tents or parking vehicles for a small charge.

The jacuzzi is available upon request, with a couple of hours notice. Fresh water is used for each use. The cost is $2 per person with a minimum of 2 people. The Turkish Bath is available for the same price, but separate charge.

The cafe is open all day and serves breakfast, drinks, sandwiches and chocolate. Maria also serves a fantastic variety of Brazilian dinners, available upon advanced request, which include combinations of various shrimp and fish dishes of coconut, pineapple, and peaches.

The owners also have a reserve near Puerto Quito where they grow their own coffee and cocoa. Information about volunteering or visiting is available from the hosts via email.
How to get there...
Hostería Itapoa is located on the north end of the Malecón, the main beachfront drag. Look for the grass hut cafe or simply ask around.
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Report & Photography by: Nina & Matthew Horn
Contact Info...
North end of the Malecón
Puerto Lopez
(0)93145894
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