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Spanish in Canoa

Amalur

Owned by a Spanish chef (Amalur means ‘Mother Earth’ in Basque), this trim, minimalist restaurant is a major step up from your average Ecuadorian small-town restaurant. A chalkboard lists the day’s specials – recent…
Nature Reserve in Canoa

Reserva Ecologico Jama-Coaque

We're hoping this reserve, 26 km south of Perdanales and 3km off the main highway, opens to tourism soon. Last we heard, Third Millenium Alliance (www.tmalliance.org) was working with the community and government to…
International in Canoa

Surf Shak

The 'Shak' serves up pizzas, burgers, filling breakfasts and plenty of rum cocktails to a fun-seeking foreign crowd. Its California dreamin' surf vibe is spot on.