Out of the way, not too crowded, beautiful beach
In a nutshell
Chilled out little beach town that has not been spoilt by tourism.
Canoa Things to Do
Canoa is a good place to take surf lessons in and as surfing is something I have never done before I thought it was time to learn how to do. I booked my first surf lesson through Amalur where I stayed. They also have surf boards for rent. The surf instructor was Cedric, a Frenchman who lives in Canoa, and he is also a good friend of Lorena and...more
While in Canoa try the Paragliding. It is run by an certified American guy who takes you up for a tamdam flight about $30. This has to be one of the best ways to get a sunset view of Canoa. You can find him at Hostel Coco Loco. For those who wish to stay longer you can gain you pilots license in about 3 weeks....The surf is not world class in Canoa...more
The small fishing town of Saint Vicente is about 1/2 hr away by bus, south of Canoa. It is quaint with a small outdoor market where you can purchase live seafood and fish as well as a variety of fruits and vegetables. This town has a small regional airport, Los Perales, that offers weekend flights to Guayaquil and Quito. It also offers ferry...more
During our visit to Canoa, we came across Hosteria Bambu... It is a resort offering cottages with or without private bathrooms. Its location is on the north side of the beach. You can spend time here by eating at one of the many outdoor tables, or drinking a refreshing drink or enjoying real "coffee" at the bar, (it is difficult to find a...more
If you'd like to fly on a paraglider but do not want to go through the hassle of taking the one-month course, try the tandem option. You basically become the pilot's "Fanny Pack".Since Canoa is a favorite spot for Paragliders and Hang-gliders, you will most certainly find someone witrh a tandem sail and a harness. Just ask around in Hosteria Sol Y...more
I arrived in Canoa quite late, and as I was staying at Amalur that is also where I ate. The first time I ate at Amalur I thought it was noisy and dark, but as soon as batidos were done and most of the food cooked it got quiet. Both I and the people I ate with thought the food was really good though.Amalur is a Spanish restaurant with good food and...more
Breakfast at Coco LocoWhen I was ready for breakfast my first morning in Canoa Amalur hadn’t opened yet so I went out for a walk and to see if I could find somewhere else to eat. Outside Coco Loco I met two German guys, also staying at Amalur, and we went together to have breakfast at Coco Loco. The breakfast at Coco Loco is Mexican style and...more
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There is a night bus from Quito to Canoa and it is said to take only 6 hours. Well, I don’t like to travel by night buses as I can’t sleep on buses and I also want to see the landscape. Reina del Camino has got a day bus to Bahía, which is close to Canoa, and there is also a night bus to Bahía. Unfortunately the day bus doesn’t leave until midday,...more
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