• Hummingbird, Ecuador

About El Faro Escandinavo

About El Faro Escandinavo

As most head to the Galapagos Islands, the beaches of Ecuador have remained relatively unexplored by travellers. Just 20 miles south of Manta, a short walk from a cloud forest inhabited by howler monkeys, you will find one of the most beautiful beaches, and it is here you will find El Faro Escandinavo.

Translated to ‘The Scandinavian Lighthouse’, the main focus of the hotel is the pure white lighthouse, and between June and October you can often observe humpback whales from the top.

el faro escandinavo Details


A traditional beach front hotel where you can enjoy the sun, sea and sand of Ecuador


32 Kilometres south of the city of Mantra, right on the beach in the small town of Lorenzo. Access is via plane from Quito or Guayaquil, or by car from Guayaquil.

Accommodation & Facilities

Bungalows are set amongst tropical gardens; all 8 of them simply designed using white and cream. Bungalows offer double or twin beds, have a small roofed terrace and split air conditioning.

The main building, right next to the ‘lighthouse’ on the beach contains the social areas; a bar, dining room, library, sitting room and terrace. The pool is surrounded by sun beds and towels are provided free of charge.


Breakfasts are served in the morning with freshly baked breads, snack and drinks are offered during the day. Set dinners and lunches can be organised with prior notice, but there are lots of little restaurants nearby.


The primary focus here is relaxation, but for those who want to be a little more active, there are plenty of excursions. Take a walk through the San Lorenzo Cloud Forest in search of howler monkeys, visit the village of Pile – home to the best Panama hat weavers or visit te archaeological site of Agua Blanca and Los Frailes beach. You can also enjoy a shopping excursion to the town of Montecristo and Manta.

Child Policy

Children welcome

Want to stay here?

Contact one of our Destination Specialists to start planning your journey to include a stay here. Please note we recommend a budget of from £7,000 / $10,000 USD per person for our style of trip to this destination.

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