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From: 8.00 USD per night 

Amenities

Restaurant

Activities

Mountain Biking, Bird Watching, Horse Riding, Walking, Hiking, Nature Trails, Yoga

Green Credentials

Alternative Energy Resources: Solar Panels
Dietary Selections: Vegetarian
We take actions to: conserve heat, conserve water, install eco-friendly lighting, reduce oil/gas carbon emissions, compost waste food, recycle wherever possible, use bio degradable cleaning agents, use reclamation building materials, use renewable natural furnishings, source food locally, offer local employment, instruct staff in green practices, conserve/care for wildlife in our area

Nearest Transport Links

International Airport: Quito

Rio Muchacho Organic Farm

Farm and hostel, Canoa, Manabí , Ecuador

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Welcome to the farm!
Welcome to the farm!
We have several varieties of accommodation: this is a cabana
We have several varieties of accommodation: this is a cabana
Touring the area on horseback
Touring the area on horseback
Some of the farm buildings
Some of the farm buildings
Students at the Environmental School
Students at the Environmental School
Honey production
Honey production
Collecting seaweed at the beach
Collecting seaweed at the beach
Giant fig tree, thought to be 130 years old!
Giant fig tree, thought to be 130 years old!
Tending crops in the organic garden
Tending crops in the organic garden
Students entertaining friends
Students entertaining friends

Description

Rio Muchacho is nestled in a small valley on the coast of Ecuador, 40 minutes north of Bahia de Caraquez Ecocity and 15 minutes from the popular beach town of Canoa.

It’s 11 hectares have been developed as a sustainable farm and learning center based on  Agroecology / permaculture principles. The property has areas of food forests in addition to a large vegetable garden, pasture and agroforestry areas, models of alternative energy,   rotational animal raising areas and a meditation / yoga garden, overlooking the river. There are over a hundred crops rotated throughout the year, and the farm is home to many pigs, chickens, dogs, ducks, cats, goats, composting worms, cows, guinea pigs, and horses.

There is accommodation for  around 50 people in creatively built rooms and cabañas, with one to ten beds which house guests such as Ecuadorian students, short and long term volunteers (both national and foreign), tourists, volunteer groups, and permaculture students. The farm also has a workshop, where visitors have the opportunity to make crafts with local materials..

Visitors to the farm come to just enjoy the peace of the countryside, the local culture, fresh organic food and sustainable living or to do one of the tours or programs offered by the farm. Ecotourism is an important component which helps support the community environmental education and the farm offers fun 1-3 day tours, Spanish courses and cultural exchanges which include a bit of everything.

The farm has an important role in education and, three times a year, an intensive one month Permaculture Design course is offered, along with 1-14 day courses for local farmers, students and teachers.

From our Guest Book:

“We had an absolutely wonderful time! Everything was great... the guides, food, the cabanas, the tours. I would totally recommend Rio Muchacho to friends with children, I think it's a great learning experience for adults and kids alike."

"The food was fantastic, and the best we have eaten in our 6 months in South America"

"We learned a lot, the activities were great, the food was amazing, the scenery spectacular. "



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