Travel is a beautiful thing. It’s rewarding, it’s challenging, and it’s a lot of fun. As we all know, this year has not been a good time to travel, but the urge to explore and discover new places is hardwired into our brains. It’s a fundamental part of what makes us human, and that will never change. For many backpackers that wanderlust has been intensifying as we’ve spent the last year or so living under a new set of rules that limit our movement around the globe. But as vaccines and treatment options continue to come out, it is safe to say we are nearing the end of this strange time in our lives, making this the perfect time to plan your visit to Canoa!

The health situation in Canoa

Here in Canoa we were not badly affected by covid. My theory is that because of our year-round warm weather, outdoor lifestyle, and the fact that most restaurants and businesses already had outdoor seating, we did not have a high incidence of illness. Of course the tourism economy suffered, but this town is full of resilient and resourceful people. The majority of businesses have been open and operating for several months now, utilizing proper preventive measures. Furthermore, we were able to take advantage of the down-time by continuing to organize the community and improve the town’s basic services. We are now more ready than ever to receive visitors from all over the world.

The hostel – how we dealt, and how we plan to move forward

The Hostel Coco Loco closed down upon the initial lockdown back in March, but we are now open once again. For the moment we’re just offering rooms and beer, but once tourism picks up again we will go back to offering everything we had before and more. This includes a new breakfast menu, new cocktails, and a new dinner service so you can come hang out and enjoy great food, drinks, and company at night.

Our spacious and airy dorm rooms are ideal for hygiene and safety, and we have private rooms as well if you prefer to have your own space. We also offer a range of tours and activities in case you get tired of hanging out on the beach and surfing every day (not that there’s anything wrong with that haha). 

The future is bright

So from all of us here at the Coco Loco we hope you and your loved ones made it through this difficult period intact. Once you’re ready to get back on the road we invite you to come visit Canoa, Ecuador. It’s a magical place, full of beautiful people and undiscovered opportunities. See you soon!

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