La Factoría provides training in communication, design, art and architecture. We work with the artisans of the zone, the aim is to develop the ancestral craftsmanship and contemporary design. We also receive personal projects to be developed in place
In the quiet of nature, near a river and 4 km. of beautiful beaches, chalets for two with private bath and a house for a group with two toilet batteries, free wi-fi, atelier for reading or working, hammocks, walks to waterfalls and craft workshops, horse riding through the cordillera.
La Factoría is two hours from the International Airport in Guayaquil. It is two minutes off the Ruta del Sol (Coast Highway) and 15 minutes south of Montañita (Surfing Capitol of Ecuador). The valley it lies in is extremely fertile and provides excellent growth for all of the following crops; coffee, cocoa, tobacco, bananas, corn, watermelon, onions, peppers, tomatoes and a plethora of tropical fruits. Within just one kilometer of this land is a working finca that provides honey, milk, cheese, yogurt, open range eggs (delicious), bread, jellies, meat, chicken and more. There is also a medical center just minutes from the parcel.
La Factoría is a center for the development of contemporary craft and design, and also offers eco-training programs.
Workshop for reading or working.
Hammocks for relaxing.
Wi-fi all over the place.
If you are interested in a workshop, please contact us.
Interaction with Guests
Always welcome our guests and make them feel at home
La Factoria is a brilliant oasis of elegant design, fantastic artistry and generous hospitality. We were received by George and friend, with Mercedes away on business (but ever present by phone and video), and felt at home immediately. George greeted us with cold water and offered a quick tour of the property; speaking a mixture of Spanish, French and English, he pointed out special features of the space -- a vertically hinged door to let in the breeze, angled frosted pieces to highlight natural light, and so on. Without words to tell us of placement, we smelled the guava trees on our moonlit walks to the house. Cacao and coffee are also grown on the property. On our last day, we returned to a masterpiece of a painting adorning the wall; a piece just finished by George. If you are a fan of intelligent design and whimsical artistry, you must visit La Factoria. Breakfasts were a treat; hot water arrived with little mention of preference. And the bustle of Montanita only a 10 minute and 2-3 dollar taxi ride away. All in all, brilliant. Thank you!
I had a lovely time at LaFactoria. Mercedes and George are both thoughtful hosts and interesting people. The space was unique and just removed enough to have some peace and quiet at the end of my day adventures in the surrounding areas - horseback riding, swimming in natural pools, dance and yoga classes and of course the beach. Definitely recommend!
It was great to discover contemporary romantic eco lodge, located just 7 minutes drive from locco Montanita and 5 minutes from the seashore of a quite and romantic Manglaralta. Mercedes is a great host and her breakfasts are amazing:) Thank you!
Loved staying at these beautifully designed cabins! They were definitely a highlight on our Ecuador trip. Mercedes and her husband were very welcoming and provided great recommendations for the area. This is a great option for those who want to stay near Montanita- but away from all the noise....only about a 10 min taxi cab ride away. These tranquil cabins (which come with breakfast and the BEST homemade coffee!!!) offer a truly unique experience on the Ecuadorian coast. If you appreciate good design, good food, and good company, do yourself a favor and stay here.
We had an amazing stay with Mercedes, George & the whole gang! Loved the lodge, incredible breakfasts, great company & solid advice about the area. La Factoría is beautifully designed and every detail was impeccable. Our stay was exactly what we hoped for - would absolutely recommend !
Thank you !
We were a group of 8 people staying with Mercedes over New Year's in Montañita and had a fantastic time in her property!! The house itself is beautiful and located on a gorgeous and very serene farm in the jungle just outside Montañita. We went into the city every day and stayed out late, and had no problem whatsoever acquiring taxis to and from and, more than anything else, appreciated the calm of staying here rather than in the insanity of Montañita itself. Mercedes herself was a very pleasant host, and always very helpful. I would recommend this property to anyone wanting a cool experience in Ecuador.
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Soy grafista independiente de profesión liberal. Nuestro proyecto desde hace 4 años es La Factoría / Diseño y Artesanía Contemporánea en la promoción + formación + difusión.
Desarrollamos residencias creativas con grupos, generalmente facultades de artes visuales, arquitectura, comunicación, mercadeo, y acompañamiento en proyectos individuales.
Contamos con un taller equipado, entre otros, cuenta con maquinaria para trabajar maderas y metales.
Bienvenidos son sus propuestas si requieren de aislamiento y sosiego para concebir algún proyecto; escribir un libro, producir una escultura, estudiar las aves, investigar sobre la artesanía de la zona, construir un mueble, trabajar en gráfica, pintura, etc.