Birthday break

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Our sweet birthday hotel

We left Guayaquil looking for a break in our travelling aiming especially to get to a nice beach, while being pleasent yet not over the top for Em's birthday. And we found it, which was kind of surprising. We decided to try a hotel in Baja Montanita, a little bit away from the main tourist drag as we figured it would be a bit more low key, and we were right. We found a beautiful resort with a swimming pool, beachside bar, a great restaurant, air conditioned rooms, and most importantly, a soft bed (something we hadn´t experienced in quite some time). The water was amazing, the hotel was extremely beautiful, and it simply was an idillic two days by the beach with some alcohol and a sunset in front of us.

On Em's birthday we tried to learn to surf, which was brutal, but also fun.

Thanks for the underwater camera Susan!
By the end of 2 hours Emily decided she should stick to her best water sport, boogie boarding. After some "surfing", we headed to town, had some lunch, went back to the pool, and then celebrated with a dinner by the sea. D surprised Em with a delicious bottle of good Chilean wine (tough to find in these latitudes) and a birthday cake complete with candles. Recieving birthday wishes and love form loved ones at home sealed the deal of this awesome brithday.

We liked Montañita so much and were so relaxed that we decided to stay in Montañita but move to a new location. We found a nice place in our price range and spent the next few days soaking up the sun on the beach. D kept at surfing and learned quite a lot while beating up his body. As mentioned earlier, Em stuck to boogie boarding and is convinced she could be a competitive boogie boarder (if there was such a thing). Montañita was defintely the break that we didn't know we needed. Great place to spend a few days and have a few brews. Try to get a place off the main drag if you are looking for something chill.

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Our sweet birthday hotel
Our sweet birthday hotel
Thanks for the underwater camera S…
Thanks for the underwater camera …
View from the balcony
View from the balcony
Soft bed at long last (ZZzzzzZZ)
Soft bed at long last (ZZzzzzZZ)
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photo by: orcio81