El Manso Guesthouse, Guayaquil

El Manso Guesthouse has one of the best locations right on the Malecon 2000. Plus it’s only a 15 minute ride to the airport or bus terminal.

The Manso Guesthouse is comfortable and unique. The artsy surroundings and hospitable staff help to ensure you enjoy your time in Guayaquil. They also have an onsite restaurant, gift shop and tour agency making El Manso your one stop for everything you need.

Rooming Options

El Manso offers several different options with prices that fit any budget. All rooms come with air conditioning and hot water. Prices include tax.

*High Season Prices apply to stays during the following dates: December 15th-January 15th and July 1st-August 31st

*Low Season Prices: January 16th-June 30th and September 1st-December 14th

Note to VIP Cardholders: VIP Discount at El Manso Guesthouse may be more or slightly less than 10%. Actual discount will be verified at the time of booking.

Standard Private Rooms

Great views. Private bathrooms. Sleep up to four people.

*High season: $82

*Low season: $73

Super Economy Private Rooms

Shared bathroom. Up to two people.

Year-round price: $40.50

Economy Private Rooms

Private bathroom with beds for up to three people.

*High season: $49.50

*Low season: $44

Shared Dorm Rooms

Male only and Female only dorms. Shared bathroom.

Price: $17 per person


  • Air Conditioning
  • Hot water
  • Free WiFi
  • Free drinking water
  • Reception Lock Box
  • Book exchange
  • Bike rental
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Laundry service
  • Transfers to/from airport and bus terminal

Reviews of El Manso Guesthouse

“Friendly & helpful staff, cool building with nice atmosphere” – by Bufo_Spodimus on TripAdvisor

“Funky and fun” – by Peregrina50 on TripAdvisor


To make a reservation or for more info about the Manso Guesthouse please see their website:


Find It!

El Manso is right on the Malecon 2000 off Aguirre Street. Taxi from the airport costs $5. From the bus terminal $3.50.


Yurapamba Rentals, Tena

Yurapamba was a popular hotel that is now available for short and long term rentals. This is a great option for anyone planning to spend some time in Tena. You can rent a furnished room, a suite or one of two two-bedroom houses. All options have private bathrooms and access to kitchen and living facilities.

The complex is walled in and secure in a quiet neighborhood. One week minimum stay is required.

Save an average of $10 per week with your VIP Pass.

Villa Selva

  • Private home
  • Two bedrooms
  • Two bathrooms
  • Private kitchen and living room
  • Large front porch
  • Sleeps up to four adults

Price – $350 per week

Casita Bonita

  • Small private house
  • Two bedrooms
  • One bathroom
  • Private kitchen and living room
  • Sleeps up to four adults

Price – $250 per week – Currently occupied

Bella Vista Suites

  • Large private suite
  • Private bathrooms
  • Loft area
  • Sitting area
  • Shares communal living and kitchen areas
  • Sleeps up to four adults
  • Two suites available

Price – $200 per week

The Colibris

  • Single rooms
  • Private bathrooms
  • Shares communal kitchen and living areas
  • Sleeps up to two adults
  • Six suites available

Price – $100 per week

Reserve a Room

To reserve a room or to get a quote for a long-term stay please contact the owner here:

Find it!

Yurapamba is located in the San Jorge neighborhood a block from the Virgen del Cisne Catholic Church.

Taxi from anywhere in Tena costs $1.

Casa del Abuelo, Tena

Right among the action in Tena, but hidden on a quiet side street is La Casa del Abuelo. Run by a friendly family, this tranquil oasis is a great place to enjoy Tena by day and sleep without disturbance.


La Casa del Abuelo offers rooms for up to four people. All rooms come with private bathrooms, hot water, air conditioning, fans, cable TV, telephone, and WiFi.

La Casa del Abuelo also has single and double suites.


  • Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • 24 hour coffee bar
  • Clean water dispenser
  • Pool table


Save an average of $4 per night with your VIP Pass

Single – $22 per person

Double/Triple – $16.50 per person

Single Suite – $33 per person

Double Suite – $22 per person


American Breakfast – $3.85

Milk – Water – Choice of tea, coffee or hot chocolate – Fresh fruit juice – Eggs – Bread – Jelly – Butter

House Breakfast – $4.40

American Breakfast – Fruit, yogurt and granola

Light Breakfast – $2.75

Coffee or tea – Bread – Fruit, yogurt and granola

Reviews of La Casa del Abuelo

“Maybe the best place to stay in Tena” – by jhabs on TripAdvisor

“Great place to stay in Tena” – by Lars W on TripAdvisor

Read more reviews for La Casa del Abuelo on TripAdvisor

Reserve a Room

Call: 062-886-318 / 062-888-926 / 09-99-000-914 (cell)

Email: elestablodetomas@gmail.com

Find it!

From the main walking bridge in Tena walk to the park and continue walking straight ahead up a small hill. You will see the TAME office and a popular photo shop D’Angelos. Continue walking as the road rounds a bend to the right. You will see La Casa del Abuelo straight ahead.

A taxi from anywhere in Tena will cost $1.

River People Rafting, Tena

Rafting is one of the most -if not the most- popular tourist attraction in Tena. So while in Tena, make sure to go rafting with the best. River People raft more rivers than any other company in the area. They have some of the most experienced guides IN THE COUNTRY. And you can’t beat the amazing lunch you’ll have on your trip.

The Jatunyacu (Class III+)

The most rafted river in the Tena area, the Jatunyacu offers lots of fun for paddlers of all experience levels. A great river for families and those who have never rafted before.

Save an average of $11 per trip with your Ecuador VIP Pass

Price: $55 per person

The Jondachi/Hollin (Class III – IV)

This trip on two rivers through the jungle with cascading waterfalls from both sides is one of the funnest ways to enjoy some amazing rainforest scenery. The trip begins with a 30 minute hike down to the river and an opportunity for a swim in a cool canyon.

Save an average of $14 per trip with your Ecuador VIP Pass

Price: $70 per person

The Misahualli (Class IV+)

A canyon fed by six different rivers. Big water. A massive waterfall in the middle. Better for rafters with some previous experience. Available September through February.

Save an average of $16 per trip with Ecuador VIP Pass

Price: $80 per person

The Hollin (Class IV+)

A two day camping adventure down one of the most challenging sections of river in the area. Best for rafters with some previous experience. Available October through March.

Price: $275 per person

Jungle Trips

For those who would rather not go rafting or who would like to see jungle flora up close, River People also offer jungle trips. See waterfalls and canyons in the area on a day trip or on overnight trips.

Included in Your Trip

All trips include certified guides and a safety kayaker. Also all equipment, transport and a buffet lunch (complete with chocolate cake!).

Multi-day trips include all camping gear and two safety kayakers.

Note: Trips may be cancelled due to river conditions. Safety is River People’s priority. In the case of a cancellation, arrangements will be made to raft a different river or to give customers a 90% refund.

Reviews of River People Rafting

“You Won’t Have More Fun ANYWHERE!” – by daniel-early from Quito, Ecuador on TripAdvisor.

“Great experience with awesome guides!” – by arw319 from Chicago, Illinois on Trip Advisor.

Read more reviews for River People on TripAdvisor.

Book Your Trip

Call:  (593) 62887887 or

(593) 62888384 or

(593) 992784657

Email: riverpeople03@hotmail.com

Visit them on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ecuadorriverpeople

River People can often accommodate walk-in reservations up to one day in advance, but whenever possible please contact them in advance.

Find it!

The River People office is locate right across the main walking bridge in Tena. It’s on the same block as the Banco del Austro and Farmacias Economicas. Look for the big blue mural as you walk down the hill from the terminal.

Casablanca, Tena

Run by a Ecuadorian-American couple who know the Tena area very well, Casablanca offers a comfortable home-like environment. Relax in super clean rooms, prepare your own meals and pick from a variety of different tours that accommodate different tastes and abilities.


Private or dorm rooms are available. Casablanca has a handicapped accessible room. You can also enjoy connecting private rooms that are ideal for families.

All rooms come with hot water, screened windows and fans.


Feel at home at Casablanca in their shared living and kitchen areas. Prepare your own meals and even wash your own laundry.


  • Free WiFi
  • Purified water throughout the hotel
  • Lots of free tourist information
  • Parking garage
  • REAL coffee
  • Spanish lessons available


Save an average of $5 per night with your VIP Pass

Single:  Daily – $25  Weekly – $125  Monthly – $300

Double:  Daily – $40  Weekly – $200  Monthly – $500

Triple:  Daily – $50  Weekly – $250  Monthly – $650

Quadruple:  Daily – $60  Weeky – $300  Monthly – $800

Dorm Room: $12 per person daily

* Please note that VIP Pass discount applies to daily rates only.

Reviews for the Casablanca Hotel, Tena

“Best hospitality in Tena” – YorkHavenDave from York, PA on TripAdvisor

“An amazing hostel with a heart” – szarptla from London, UK on TripAdvisor

Read more reviews for the CasaBlanca Hotel on TripAdvisor


Casablanca also offers a variety of tours that can be arranged at the hotel.

Check out local attractions like the market where you can buy foods from the area and then go back to the hotel for a cooking lesson showing how to prepare your finds.

Other local attractions include: AmaZOOnico Wildlife Rescue Center, Misahualli (famous for its monkeys), the Latas Waterfall, and El Arca Zoo.

Adventure tours are also available. You can go enjoy the rivers in a canoe, raft or inflatable kayak. Visit the jungle and see how the local Kichwa people live. See how chicha (a local fermented drink) and chocolate are made. Check out the caves in the area.

See the Casablanca website for more info and pricing for tours. *Please note that VIP Pass discount is not available on tours.


Reserve a Room

To reserve a room please contact Casablanca directly through their website or Facebook page.



Find it!

Take a taxi to “Aeropuerto Dos” and mention the “Academia Jose Pelaez.” You will be able to see the hotel from the school.

Taxi cost: $1 from the area near the bridges or $1.50 from the bus terminal

Eco-Hostal Pakay, Tena

A truly eco-friendly hostal in the jungle. Pakay is built overlooking Tena. The hostal was built from sustainable materials and is equipped with a dry waste disposal system that doesn’t damage the environment.

Sitting at Hostal Pakay you feel like you’re in the middle of the jungle, but you are really within walking-distance to town.


Choose from private and dorm rooms. Private and shared bathrooms. Private rooms available for up to four people. All bathrooms have dry toilets and biological waste water treatment systems.


Free WiFi. Breakfast is included. Dinner options are available upon request.


Save an average of $3 per night with you VIP Pass.

Single private room with private bath – $24

Double private room with private bath – $32

Single private room with shared bath – $20

Double or triple private room with shared bath – $14 per person

Dorm room with shared bath – $12 per person

Group discounts available


Pakay’s owner Tony is a licensed tour guide and can arrange for tours right from the hostal. Explore areas in and around Tena or go deeper into the jungle. For more on Pakay’s tours and for pricing information please see their website. Note: VIP discount does not apply to tours.

 Guest Reviews of Hostal Pakay

All round excellent” – Callum M on TripAdvisor

Paradise in Tena” – Janewang95 on TripAdvisor

See all the reviews on TripAdvisor for Hostal Pakay.

Find it!

Hostal Pakay is located just on the otherside of the bypass which goes around Tena. The neighborhood is called 31 de diciembre and you can take a taxi for $1. You can also walk from the area near the terminal….you’ll get a great workout because it’s straight uphill.

Reserve a Room

Contact Inga or Tony through their website: ecuadorpakaytours.com

La Posada, Tena

Located close to all the action but away from the noise, La Posada is a great place to stay in Tena. One block from the main street of Tena and within walking distance to restaurants, tour agencies and the river.

La Posada is family-run. Guido -the owner- is pleasant and welcoming.


Rooms accommodate one to three guests and are clean and comfortable. All rooms have a private bath with hot water.

Rooms also come with towels, soap, telephone, television and a fan.

All rooms have nice views of either the river or the front courtyard.


  • Enjoy free WiFi.
  • A swimming pool.
  • Free luggage storage.
  • Parking.
  • Laundry service is available.


Save an average of $3 per night with your VIP Pass at La Posada.

Regular pricing: $15 per person and $12 for each additional person.

Guest Reviews of La Posada

“Best value ever… Clean and comfortable with low price. Amazing shower!” – FMR301184 on TripAdvisor

“The perfect kayaker hotel…For Ecuadorian standards these are above average quality at a very reasonable rate.” – sharkyh2o on TripAdvisor

Read all reviews for La Posada on TripAdvisor

Find it!

To get to La Posada walk along the main street of Tena from the walking bridges toward the terminal. At the first fork in the road take the road to the right. Walk just over a block farther and you will see La Posada on your right.

A taxi to the La Posada costs $1 from anywhere in Tena. You can mention Los Yutzos as a reference point.

Reserve a Room

Contact Guido via email or phone:

  • guidoguevara@gmail.com
  • 099-274-6837 (cell)
  • 062-887-897 (land line)