We were desperate to find somewhere that could satisfy our dreams of empty, idyllic beaches and waves that wouldn't swallow us up whole. After wandering along a dusty road we discovered it at Nicawaves - our surf camp for the week.
Huacachina is a curate's egg of a destination; the oasis is a big disappointment but the adventures on the sand dunes will continue to keep travellers coming back. Read about the day we went sandboarding in Huacachina!
Located in the quiet coastal town of Ayampe, Cabañas La Tortuga is an excellent spot to relax and unwind. With rooms that far exceed others we experienced in the country and a beachside location, you'll find it difficult to leave.
Secluded, peaceful and quiet, Playa Escondida Eco-Lodge is a unique option on Ecuador's coast. We both reached a zen-like state of relaxation here whilst staying in our wooden tree-house cabin with an ocean view - here's our review and photography.