"Canoa" Canoa by MalenaN

Canoa Travel Guide: 15 reviews and 56 photos

There are around 6100 inhabitants in Canoa, of whom many work with fishing and tourism. There is a long sandy beach in front of the village where you can take relaxed walks, swim and surf. At the rocks in the north end of the beach there are caves where you can see bats. Along the beach there are many hostels/hotels, bars and restaurants, restaurants serving fresh seafood. Canoa is still a quiet and relaxed place, but it gets more crowded during weekends and high season.

During high season there are International surf competitions in Canoa. It is also a good place for new beginners to take lessons. Besides taking surf lessons there are many things you can do in and around Canoa, you can go horseback riding, paragliding, visit an organic farm or Isla Corazon. You can also take Spanish classes or dance lessons.

As the rest of the Ecuadorian coast there is a wet season and a dry season in Canoa. During the wet season, December – May, there can be daily downpours, but between the rains it is often sunny with blue sky. June – November is the dry season with very little rain. It becomes colder during the dry season, both on land and in sea, and it is mostly overcast.

  • Last visit to Canoa: Jun 2012
  • Intro Updated Sep 30, 2012
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  • globetrott's Profile Photo
    Nov 3, 2012 at 3:46 PM

    that is a great beach-scenery & an excellent hostal, thanks for sharing !

    • MalenaN's Profile Photo
      Nov 3, 2012 at 10:59 PM

      Thank you Michael! Canoa was a nice and relaxed place.

  • yumyum's Profile Photo
    Oct 20, 2012 at 11:51 PM

    I really like the look of that hostal.

    • MalenaN's Profile Photo
      Oct 21, 2012 at 12:02 AM

      Thank you for visiting Sonja! Yes, it was a nice place.

  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Oct 7, 2012 at 11:27 AM

    Too bad your first surfing lesson ended so badly! I hope your write has healed by now.

    • MalenaN's Profile Photo
      Oct 7, 2012 at 12:05 PM

      Thank you Don! The wrist is almost back to normal by now.

  • Kuznetsov_Sergey's Profile Photo
    Oct 5, 2012 at 10:33 PM

    Glad to know that surfing have been started well for you in Canoa! You must go further in your experience, haha!

    • MalenaN's Profile Photo
      Oct 5, 2012 at 10:41 PM

      Thank you Sergey! I might try surfing again one day, I will see.

  • Orkaena's Profile Photo
    Sep 8, 2012 at 11:52 AM

    Hola Malena, ¿éste Canoa es el que está está en el nordeste de Brasil, cerca de Mossoró?

    • Orkaena's Profile Photo
      Sep 8, 2012 at 3:15 PM

      You're right, my confusion, the brazilian village is Canoa Quebrada (my memory is failing with names, take a look searching for Canoa Quebrada in Google Earth), in the northeast of Brazil on the Atlantic Ocean, a microscopic paradise isolated from the entire world.

    • MalenaN's Profile Photo
      Sep 8, 2012 at 10:42 PM

      Sounds like a nice place! I had to google it and must say the beach looks stunning.

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