Friendly, Safe, colorful, clean, comfortable
Bungalows La Buena Vida is a mini-Hotel & Spa located in one of the most beautiful beaches of Ecuador... Ayampe. Sorrounded by a Tropical forest, river, lagoon and the breathtaking Ahorcados Beach this place is Paradise!
We offer comfortable accommodations with amenities and food that will make you feel just at home. At La Buena Vida we have 7 Bungalows each one with a matrimonial sized bed. We also have a quadruple room that's spacious and has AC & T.V. All rooms have memory foam beds, Hot water, A.C, some rooms have DirecTV. For breakfast we serve: Pancakes, French Toast, eggs and best of all it's served all day! All this offered in a very relaxed atmosphere and managed directly by the owners.
Visit us and You won't be disappointed.
Library, lounge room with games, Spa room, usage of our mats for practicing yoga, workout space with weights, gym balls, Pilates machine.
Interaction with Guests
Our main thing here is interaction with guests... We want everyone to feel comfortable and to make you feel that you're at home.
Ayampe is safe and friendly. There's no crime here so people can walk to the beach at anytime with no worries. It's all small undeveloped community but, very charming. The landscape is stunning with greenery everywhere.
There's easy access to get to nearby towns. We sit right next to the bus stop and are 25 mins away from Montanita
Other Things to Note
We do sit next to a busy road the traffic noise during the day is disturbing but, at nighttime is quieter. If you don't live in a city and are not used to traffic then this might not be the place for you. Nevertheless, we do hear the ocean and birds too!! Check our reviews most people notice the noise but, don't mind it at all!
La Buena Vida accommodates mostly couples and singles. We try to keep a very friendly environment so, we cater to grooups that fall in that category. Children older than 6 are accepted but, one per family. We only have 2 rooms that can accommodate a family of 3. The rest of our rooms are matrimonial size.
We don't allow outside drinks nor we have a shared kitchen. Other than that we are very easy going!
We stayed 5 days. Very nice place and great employees! The owners were on a "much needed vacation" as we were told. Sorry we missed them. They left their employees in charge. They were wonderful and helpful with everything. They will get you transportation, suggestions for things and are spot on in helping you! They helped to arrange a very nice taxi to pick us up and take us back to the airport. Rooms were very clean and accommodating. It is a pleasant walk to the beach (about 5 minutes). Nice way to become acquainted with the locals. It is sometimes noisy with the highway being close by. Breakfast was good and different each day. A lot of young people stay there as most are there for the surfing. The village itself is quiet and sleepy but has some nice restaurants. It was a very pleasant stay.
La Buena Vida is amazing! The place is really nice. It feels like home. Marilyn and Keith are really welcoming and gave us all the help we needed to have a perfect trip in Ayampe and also Ecuador. This is a place to make new friends, surf everyday (if you need some tips, Keith is your guy!) and enjoy the simple life of Ayampe! One week and you want to stay there forever.
If you want to feel at home in a foreign country, stay at La Buena Vida. I love it here. Definitely going to make this a regular vacation destination.
Excellent experience and stay. Great rooms with comfortable beds, AC, plenty of hot water with great pressure. The owners and staff are wonderful and go beyond helpful. Breakfasts are great and included. Highly recommended.
I had a great stay in Ayampe - mainly due to staying in such a great Hotel. The hosts welcome you in almost as if you were part of their family. Based on my observations of the other hotels in town, this is by far the best (and most modern). I would definitely come back and stay in this hotel!
Marilyn and Keith we're wonderful hosts - friendly, generous and helped organize activities and dining options during our stay. Ayampe is such a friendly community and we truly felt at home. We would recommend this place to anyone who is looking for a comfortable place to stay - whether it's to surf, hang out on the beach, or to explore Ayampe, Puerto Lopez and the surrounding area.
What a great place to stay. Marilyn and Keith are amazing hosts and the place is beautiful. You definitely feel like part of the family in Ayampe. Lots of excellent places to eat and things to do. I hope to get back down there again one day!
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