New Year's Vacation
January 11, 2014
My family of 8 recently stayed in this home located in Jardines de Olon, close to Montanita, Ecuador. We had a wonderful experience. We are originally from the U.S. but have been living in Ecuador for 4 years this March. We have been coming to Olon as a family tradition for the last 3 years. Our adult sons and teenage daughter love the atmosphere in Olon. The community is private, yet close enough to Montanita (surfing/party town) to be able to go in for a bite to eat, drinks, and then return to Olon for the night. The beach is beautiful and walking distance from the house. The house has all the necessary comforts including a big balcony to sit and watch the sunset. Each room has air conditioning for sleeping at night but the weather is balmy and pleasant so a/c is not always needed. We arrived with beach towels and bathing suits. The kitchen and bedrooms are fully equipped with everything one would have in their own home. There is wireless internet and cable television. Our sons were able to watch soccer and American football. You can buy fresh vegetables and fruits daily in Olon. There is also a nearby (walking distance) grocery store for items such as bread, eggs, and other staples. New Year's Eve has a long tradition in Ecuador (Ano Viejo). There are paper mache characters. (this year, ours was a Leprachaun) that light up the beach at midnight along with local fireworks. There is an atmosphere of celebration and fun that make this time very memorable. We hope to be able to continue our tradition and visit Olon in future years. I highly recommend anyone looking for a spectacular vacation to visit Olon. It will be a trip to remember!
Sonya Nieboer, Guayaquil, Ecuador
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