Orientation This is an extraordinarily relaxing and authentic place to stay in southern Ecuador if you want to enjoy chill, luxurious nights, while still traveling on a budget. It is a particularly good option if you just spent the day at the Manglares Churute Reserve or if you want to sleep somewhere outside of, but […]
This is an extraordinarily relaxing and authentic place to stay in southern Ecuador if you want to enjoy chill, luxurious nights, while still traveling on a budget. It is a particularly good option if you just spent the day at the Manglares Churute Reserve or if you want to sleep somewhere outside of, but not too far from, Guayaquil. Flanked by the Churute Reserve and otherwise surrounded by local farms, the Mono Loco (crazy monkey) Lodge also has a pool, many hammocks, comfortable rooms, and a common area with a kitchen, bar, pool table, and karaoke set up. In short, it’s well equipped for total relaxation or a fun night with friends.
Note: Prices accurate as of 07/17/14 – double check Mono Loco’s site for current prices!
HEY! Mono Loco has a rule: each guest must plant two trees during their stay. Each tree costs about $0.65. If you can’t or don’t feel like planting a tree, you must have someone plant two trees for you. Planting the trees will help reforest the area and offset the carbon you emitted flying down to South America!
Also, for more photos from Mono Loco and the nearby tours, click here.
Meals are menu style – soup, juice, and a main dish (chicken, beef, or pork). Locally caught crab and seafood is also available for dinner for $6 extra.
King-sized bed: $30
Two single beds: $30
Two bunk beds: $25
King-sized bed + one single bed: $25
Two bunk beds: $22
Price: $5 per person; Duration: 2 hours
Price: $45 per person (up to six people; $10 per person for each person thereafter)
Price: $90 per canoe (up to six people; $10 per person for each person thereafter); Duration: 2 hours
Price: $35 per kayak + $35 for the guide; or double kayak for $45; Duration: 2 hours
Price: $80 for the day
(Tours are in Spanish – if you need a guide that speaks English, it is an extra $35 per half-day)
Price: $50 per person; Duration: 1 day
Price: $60 per person; Duration: 1 day
8 AM: Leave from Guayaquil
9 AM – Midday: Howler Monkey Hike and Canoe or Kayak through mangrove forest in the Manglares Churute Reserve
Midday: Lunch at Mono Loco Lodge – typical Ecuadorian lunch plate, plus juice and a desert
Afternoon: Relax in the hammocks and pool
Evening: Dinner and diversion in the common area
7:30 AM: Breakfast
8:30 AM: Visit cacao farm and learn how to turn cacao into chocolate
11 AM: Return to Guayaquil
Night in a room with double balcony
Prices (include transport, lodging, and English guide):
1 person : $195
2 people: $115
3 people: $100
4 people: $80
6 – 10 people : $85
Check out this video tour of the property:
From Mono Loco Lodge to the activities and back: $10 each way
From Guayaquil to Mono Loco Lodge: $50 for up to 4 people; $95 for 4-12 people
Mono Loco Website: http://www.monoloco.ec/index.html
Phone: (5939) 997-250-120 (English and Spanish)