Accommodation rating: Good Standard
El Faro Escandinavo (The Scandinavian Lighthouse) is located on a beautiful isolated beach in the small fishing village of San Lorenzo, 32km south of the port of Manta on the Ecuadorian coast. This small and friendly bed and breakfast hotel is ideal for guests wishing to relax in quiet and relatively remote surroundings and is decorated in a simple Scandinavian style, with a mix of Scandinavian and local art and artifacts. The property consists of eight bungalows set amid tropical gardens and a main beachside building featuring a dining room, bar, library, sitting area and terrace. The hotel offers a daily cooked breakfast with freshly baked breads, as well as snacks and sandwiches throughout the day. A set menu lunch or dinner can be arranged with prior notice and there are several small restaurants nearby that offer seafood and regional specialties of the Manabi Province. Facilities include a small pool, library, classical music collection, internet access and the small lighthouse with an observation platform, from where in season you may be able to watch for whales. You can relax or choose from a range of excursions such as walks in the nearby cloud forest or visits to archaeological sites, local towns for handicrafts or the Machalilla National Park.
Please call 020 3813 2966 for more information or to make a booking.