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Our refuge currently has capacity for 40 people.


We have various large cabins, each divided into several independent rooms. All the rooms have a private shower, mosquito nets over the beds, large balconies or patios with hammocks, and lovely views of the ocean or semi tropical forest and gardens.


All the toilets are the ecological composting variety and are therefore located a few meters from the main cabin in another structure. They function efficiently using dry materials like sawdust, sand, ashes, or leaves, rather than the flush method. This helps us conserve the water which is one of the scarcer resources on the Ecuadorian coast, if not on the planet. Costs are $25 per person.  Children up to 12 years old pay half price.




We have a shaded area overlooking the beach for campers. You have use of picnic tables, dishwashing facility, showers, composting toilets and dry firewood. Cost is $10 per person.


Private Houses to Rent


Some of our lot owners are willing to rent out their unique houses, beautifully designed and fully equipped with kitchens and private gardens.  One of these is Wantara, more information for which you can find here.


Large Groups


We are equipped to host conferences, seminars, workshops, and classes so that we can offer our guests the ideal getaway for relaxation as well as a learning centre. We offer economical packages for large groups.



Ecological Refuge & Lodge


Playa Escondida              Ecological Refuge


Km 10 - via Tonchigue - Punta Galera

Esmeraldas, Ecuador

Email : judithbarett@hotmail.com

Tel : +593-9-9650-6812

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