ON THE PLEASANT SHORES OF THE SAMAI OCEAN VIEW LODGE,
The hotel is on top of a mountain and the views are spectacular. I can see the ocean to the west and the mountains to the east. Unlike most of the coast this area is lush and tropical. The staff is great, they have gone to great lengths to help me when my rental car had problems. The food is organic and delicious. If you want a tropical, beautiful, friendly, healthy getaway for a reasonable price this place is perfect. Five minutes and you are at the beach, ten minutes to all the tourist activities in Montanita.
This was exactly right for me.