La Buena Vida Hotel

La Buena Vida Hotel offers a unique and amazing experience with the combination of extensive surf knowledge, local insights, and gift for client services.

Instructors 1

Keith Keller

Originally from Virginia Beach, Keith started surfing at age nine and rapidly gained the interest of local surf sponsors as the years passed. Keith spent most of his time in the water, practicing for competitions as well as many years of competing locally. Finally, landing a few local sponsorships like Volcom, he continued his quest to advance further in the surf industry. After only a few short years of competition, he knew the best thing for himself would be to build his own surf camp. His undeniable love and knowledge about the sport make it impossible for you not to enjoy yourself.

Testimonials 3

a traveler Ecuador

TripAdvisor website

The place is located in the middle of a small paradise surrounded by vegetation and a calm and beautiful beach were you can hear de waves with a previos 5 minutes walk. The hotel it´s super nice and clean with all the amenities necessary. The breakfast was simply delicious they even tell me some clues in order to try to make their wonderful pancakes. I was sorry to stay just for one night and wish to go back as soon as possible.

Kate M.

TripAdvisor website

We had such a lovely week at La Buena Vida, this is an awesome little hotel in laid back Ayampe! Marilyn and Keith were so welcoming and the rest of the staff team were fab. Marilyn helped us out with lots over the week. Our room was clean, beautifully designed and we loved spending time hanging out with a beer on the hammock outside the room! I hired a board from Keith and we also had a couple of surf lessons with Miko whilst we were there - he's a fab instructor and highly recommended! The breakfasts at the hotel are wonderful! Although beware the cat King Puncker with your French toast ;)

We had such a laid back and fun week here! 100% recommended. We were both sad to leave and very much hope to come back sometime! Thanks guys!

a traveler Erlangen

TripAdvisor website

The hotel is super nice, surrounded by trees. It’s a 3 mins walk to the beach. The breakfast was great and rooms were super clean. They actually clean and exchange towels every day.

Also the staff is very friendly.

And Marilyn is always there for you if you have questions, need help etc. And Keith knows everything about the surf there.

I can’t recommend it enough.

Only downside is that it is right next to Spondylus road, as I am a light sleeper I was happy to have my earplugs, though at night there is hardly any traffic - it picks up after 8am. Instead you are able to listen to the sound of waves and the jungle. And you don’t hear it anymore in the breakfast and garden area.

Ayampe is a small village with a friendly community. Would always go back there for surfing and spending some time away from the bigger tourist towns.

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