Rio Muchacho Organic Farm, Canoa

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Selected by National Geographic in 2011 as one of the best places to stay in Ecuador, Rio Muchacho Organic Farm offers outdoor and cultural activities just a short drive from the beach town of Canoa. The farm caters to tourists by offering accommodations and tours of the surrounding forests, which you can discover on horseback. An eco-friendly attraction, the farm provides cooking classes, yoga retreats, and lessons in sustainable agriculture and permaculture, which strives to develop agricultural ecosystems that can function in a sustainable and self-sufficient manner. If you'd like to learn a few new skills while on vacation, join the hands-on experience meant to teach visitors about compost making, harvesting, seed saving, and more. For travelers who use our custom trip planner, Canoa holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Rio Muchacho Organic Farm and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • We spent 4 nights at Rio Muchaco, and would highly reccomend it to anyone wanting to learn about organic / permaculture farming. Nicola and Dario have done a commendable job of creating a sustainable ...  more »
  • 10 dollars and 20 minutes by taxi away from Canoa is this gem of ecological insight/family activity/yummy food/natural beauty! We got up there at 11am and left at 5 but there are longer or shorter vis...  more »
  • Wow we are so glad we visited! For $10, we got a taxi from Canoa, and arrived around 3pm for the self-guided tour. We hiked both trails (spent a little time in the hammocks, enjoying the river, and th...  more »
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  • I lived here and took permaculture courses with Dario and Nicola several years ago. Still to this day, I think of the time at Finca Rio Muchacho as some some of the most enjoyable and informative times of my life. I am truly grateful to Nicola and Dario for everything that they gave to me. I couldn't recommend a stay at their farm more.
  • It depends on taste but should have more options for people who are not vegetarian. The service leaves much to be desired.
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