Guest House

Made with love

Handmade in 2008

Who are we?

Come to our hotel in Montanita, Ecuador, and live a unique experience, sharing smiles, love, and relax with friends, surrounded by nature and good energy!

We are a small inn in a picturesque and typical architecture (bamboo, wood, and clapping) surrounded by vegetation, with its own philosophy, blending surf, art and nature, with a mystical and ancestral touch.

The Balsa was born by the amorous encounter between Cesar “Rasty” Moreira, Ecuadorian man of thousand facets, shaper, soul surfer, carpenter, an artist but also a farmer and VW fan, and Julie “Yuyu” Daumas from France, a language, literature and French civilization teacher, painter, design, art and ancestral spiritualities passionate, recently yoga teacher. The adventure began eight years ago when they built the Balsa from scratch with the help of friends, artists, and local carpenters, creating a unique place with a magical atmosphere!

Relax and enjoy
A range of massage, healing and beauty therapies.
Mind and Body
A lot of Yoga class and great activities
Hammock Area
Chill and Socialise
At the centre of our garden is a place to chill
Food and Drinks
An amazing range of fresh food and drinks
Rental surfboards and Lessons
Surfboard rental and Surf lessons with ISA certificated teachers
The beach
30 seconds walk
Short walk to both the beach and the best surf & point breaks.
Garden & Facilities

Enjoy & relax your vacation!

  • Yoga class every day &/or a lot of great activities! Workshop, functional training etc.
  • Hammock and yoga area free to use for all guests
  • Car park for free & 24 Hour security for your tranquility
  • Cinema lodge with big screen & DVD colection
Resturant and Pizza Oven

Amazing food from breakfast to dinner

  • All you can eat pizza every Monday (20h-22h)- $10
  • Delicious breakfast options included in stay from 8h30 to 11h
  • Kitchen open from 8.30am to 10pm, fresh food for all taste: typical food, veggie & international.