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Ecuador Surf Package

Beginner difficulty
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If you are looking for uncrowded surf in warm tropical waters, with a break in front of your door and lush rainforest out the back, then the Bungalows La Buena Vida in Ecuador are exactly for you. The American owned La Buena Vida offers 6 brand new bungalows built on a hill facing the Pacific Ocean and the Ayampe surfing break. Surfing is the main reason to vacation at Bungalows La Buena Vida, and we offer packages for the single traveler right up to groups of 8 people, and no matter what your level is from beginner to advanced surfer Keith will help to fall in love with the sport, and improve your technique.


  • Surf classes
  • Uncrowded surf area
  • Video analysis session
  • Surf in tropical air temperature
  • 7 nights' accommodation
  • Relaxing massage

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate


7 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
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Here at Bungalows La Buena Vida, we have 6 new spacious bungalows that sit on a hill facing the famous Ayampe break in the Pacific Ocean. Bungalows La Buena Vida is located right in the middle of town within minutes to the beach, restaurants, and sights. The cool, fresh breeze off the mountains and ocean keeps Bungalows La Buena Vida cool during the days and night. Each bungalow has bathroom with shampoo, soap and towels, hot water,ceiling fan, private rooms with luxury, orthopedic mattresses, large closets for board storage and clothes, patio with table and seats,daily Housekeeping and unlimited purified drinking water. Upgraded bungalows with air conditioning and direct TV is available.


Here at Bungalows La Buena Vida we will be offering surf lessons with a booked surf package or for any indivdual who wants to learn for a small price. Each price will vary but you will get a full hour lesson with all equipment needed. You will then have the board to use for free for an additional hour to see if you can use what you learned to get you up and riding. The boards will be for rent for everybody even if youre not our guest. For short boarders, we have fiberglass boards from WRV, Byrne and Rusty etc. For the beginners, we have soft Liquid Shredder surfboards that are great beginner boards. We have 2 - 6'9 soft Liquid Shredders, 2 - 6'4 soft Liquid Shredders and 1 - 5'8 soft Liquid Shredder and all boards come with a leash. All classes will be scheduled upon availability, wave conditions and will be taught on our beach here in Ayampe. We will also be offering video analysis and digital stills of your day learning to surf if requested for a small fee. If you are an experienced surfer and want us to capture your trip on video or with pictures that will last a lifetime we can provide it for you. Video will be shot in HD for a nice compact movie of clips from your adventure here with us. The still photos are all shot with a Nikon DSLR and we can combine it with the movie shoot or do still sessions.



  • Horse riding / rental nearby
  • Massage
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Mountain walking/trekking nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Spa
  • Surfing
  • Whale watching nearby


  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Bar
  • Beach nearby
  • Hammock


  • Board rental
  • Car rental
  • Wireless internet


At our Vida Bar, you can join other travelers and locals and enjoy a freshly prepared breakfast during the mornings and enjoy mixed drinks, beer, or light snacks at night. The Cafeteria is always busy with people wanting to eat our famous pancakes, french toast, home fries and more. The Vida Bar also has front seats (or comfortable hammocks and bamboo seats) to one of the best sunsets in the world. During the day, our 40-inch LCD TV features the newest and best surf videos, sporting events, or movies.

Things to do (optional)

The Baja Manabi region and Ayampe have many other wonderful activities that will keep you busy all day long. Whether it is bird watching, whale watching (June to September), riding horses along the beach and mountains above, hiking through the trails, scuba diving, enjoying a yoga class, or tasting the local cuisine, Bungalows La Buena Vida can help you plan the perfect trip. The Baja Manabi region has numerous roads, trails, and mountains for all levels and types of bicyclists. Bungalows La Buena Vida is located on the famous Ruta Del Spondylus, which follows along the gorgeous coast of Ecuador. Cross-Country bikers can expect to see some breathtaking views of the ocean, jungle, and wildlife off of this route. While, mountain bikers will enjoy the untouched mountain trails that wind through the scenic jungles and mountains of the Baja Manabi region.

Spa treatments

Mist Spa at the Bungalows La Buena Vida provides a private, peaceful area where you can restore the harmony and balance back into your life. Our services ensure that your mind, body, and spirit are carefully nourished during this tranquil experience. Mist Spa offers deep tissue, stress relief massages which is heaven for your sore body after a long day of adventure. And for the ladies that love to show off their beachy toes what better way then having a revitalizing colorful manicure and pedicure in paradise.

What's included

  • 1 relaxing massage
  • 1 Video analysis of a surf session
  • 3 in water surf class's lasting 1 hour and a half each with ocean awareness, surf etiquette and safety techniques
  • 7 nights' accommodation
  • Airport transfer
  • All equipment for entire stay including the surfboard
  • Discount for car rental
  • Full breakfast and lunch
  • Map for you to keep of local surf breaks with directions and descriptions of each
  • Pre-surf yogurt/fruit/coffee/water

What's not included

  • Airfare
  • Airport tax
  • Boat trips
  • Guided tours
  • Photo shoot
  • Soft drinks and alcoholic drinks at our bar
  • Tips for staff

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

You should arrive at General Ulpiano Paez Airport (SNC) and airport transfer is included in price.

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