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!