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Vikara Lifestyle

Luxury Surf and Yoga Retreat in Olón, Ecuador!

Vikara facilitates personalized journeys of transformation in a brand-new, luxurious retreat center located right on the surfing beach of Olón in Ecuador. Vikara’s retreats are truly life-changing experiences, incorporating a holistic balance of yoga, surfing, connection to nature and community, and delicious high-vibe meals.

Olón is a laid-back authentic village located on the pacific coast just 5 minutes away from the vibrant surf town of Montañita. The nearly 7km of sandy beach in Olon offers perfect surf conditions with left and right breaks suitable for all levels!

The Resort

Vikara Lifestyle is a high-end beachfront hotel with luxury facilities, located in the very picturesque town of Olón, famous for its excellent national and international gastronomy, nice landscapes surrounded by pure nature and great surfing!

The hotel offers fast Wifi, an outdoor pool, a relaxation area and very comfortable rooms.

The fully trained team is always available to meet all guest needs with the highest possible standards.

Waves at Vikara Lifestyle Hotel

Olón has some of the best beach breaks in Ecuador, and there are also great point breaks spots nearby. All of these surfing options work with various swell exposures, as well as wind and tide conditions, making this region great for year-round surfing! The better time to surf here is from December to May which sees consistent swells, warm water, light winds and sunny days!

Olón is the best beach to learn to surf due to its friendly sand bottom and gentle waves. For those who like the challenge, Montañita (just 4km away), Curia, San José and La Entrada have great waves for more advanced surfers.

Vikara Lifestyle Hotel offers Surf and Yoga Retreats, as well as private surf lessons. Whether you have always dreamt of standing up on a surfboard or have prior experience, your improvement will be rapid and effective with the help of our professional surf coaches.

Why We Love Vikara Lifestyle Hotel

Outstanding beaches, warm water and plenty of waves for all levels!

Luxury facilities surrounded by nature and steps away from the ocean!

Really high-quality Yoga available for all levels!

Ready to surf in Ecuador?

The Rooms

The 9 deluxe rooms, luxury cabin style, overlook the gardens and pool. All rooms feature King or Queen size beds, 400-thread-count sheets, memory foam pillows, 2 candles by the bed, private bathroom with hot water, air conditioning, minibar, large closet, Wi-Fi

The luxurious Suite room is the perfect option for families or for the ones looking to have some extra space: the bedroom has the same characteristics as the Delux rooms, while the second space is equipped as a small living room, with a small wooden dining table for two or three people, a two-burner electric stove, a medium refrigerator, a comfortable sofa bed, with a Chaide mattress.

The Cuisine

The food at Vikara Lifestyle Hotel is healthy, joyful and delicious! The dining space is all about bringing people together, sharing experiences and connecting over food and stories at our community table.

Vikara’s chefs create menus with fresh fruits, vegetables, fish, and meats that are in-season and local. They take inspiration from cuisines from all over the world and make sure to serve a variety of dishes to conjure a smile on your face.

Activities

Olón is a perfect place for activities such as sport fishing, water sports, beach volleyball, horseriding and more. The concierge at the resort will be delighted to help you organise any extra on-site activities! This tropical paradise is also the perfect place to enjoy Ecuador wildlife: this includes wild horses running on the beach, iguanas lounging about, whales and dolphins swimming around and birds of every colour.

Wellness

Vikara offers massage, yoga and healing ceremonies for the wellbeing of its guests. The yoga practices are much more than physical exercise on the mat. By activating the bodies through movement, we bring our focus back to the present moment allowing us to return to our natural state of being – happiness. Vikara is the only Plant Medicine retreat center right on the beach in Ecuador. The healing properties of the ocean, combined with your intention, the transformative powers of the fire and the medicines, offer profound healing and a life-changing experience.

Get There

The retreat center is located in Olon, just a 2.5 hours trip from José Joaquín de Olmedo International Airport (GYE) in Guayaquil. Direct buses leave from the terminal bus station in Guayaquil every hour.  Private transportation to and from this airport is available upon request at an additional cost.

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Vikara Lifestyle

Luxury Surf and Yoga Retreat in Olón, Ecuador!

Vikara facilitates personalized journeys of transformation in a brand-new, luxurious retreat center located right on the surfing beach of Olón in Ecuador. Vikara’s retreats are truly life-changing experiences, incorporating a holistic balance of yoga, surfing, connection to nature and community, and delicious high-vibe meals.

Olón is a laid-back authentic village located on the pacific coast just 5 minutes away from the vibrant surf town of Montañita. The nearly 7km of sandy beach in Olon offers perfect surf conditions with left and right breaks suitable for all levels!

The Resort

Vikara Lifestyle is a high-end beachfront hotel with luxury facilities, located in the very picturesque town of Olón, famous for its excellent national and international gastronomy, nice landscapes surrounded by pure nature and great surfing!

The hotel offers fast Wifi, an outdoor pool, a relaxation area and very comfortable rooms.

The fully trained team is always available to meet all guest needs with the highest possible standards.

Waves at Vikara Lifestyle Hotel

Olón has some of the best beach breaks in Ecuador, and there are also great point breaks spots nearby. All of these surfing options work with various swell exposures, as well as wind and tide conditions, making this region great for year-round surfing! The better time to surf here is from December to May which sees consistent swells, warm water, light winds and sunny days!

Olón is the best beach to learn to surf due to its friendly sand bottom and gentle waves. For those who like the challenge, Montañita (just 4km away), Curia, San José and La Entrada have great waves for more advanced surfers.

Vikara Lifestyle Hotel offers Surf and Yoga Retreats, as well as private surf lessons. Whether you have always dreamt of standing up on a surfboard or have prior experience, your improvement will be rapid and effective with the help of our professional surf coaches.

Why We Love Vikara Lifestyle Hotel

Outstanding beaches, warm water and plenty of waves for all levels!

Luxury facilities surrounded by nature and steps away from the ocean!

Really high-quality Yoga available for all levels!

Ready to surf in Ecuador?

The Rooms

The 9 deluxe rooms, luxury cabin style, overlook the gardens and pool. All rooms feature King or Queen size beds, 400-thread-count sheets, memory foam pillows, 2 candles by the bed, private bathroom with hot water, air conditioning, minibar, large closet, Wi-Fi

The luxurious Suite room is the perfect option for families or for the ones looking to have some extra space: the bedroom has the same characteristics as the Delux rooms, while the second space is equipped as a small living room, with a small wooden dining table for two or three people, a two-burner electric stove, a medium refrigerator, a comfortable sofa bed, with a Chaide mattress.

The Cuisine

The food at Vikara Lifestyle Hotel is healthy, joyful and delicious! The dining space is all about bringing people together, sharing experiences and connecting over food and stories at our community table.

Vikara’s chefs create menus with fresh fruits, vegetables, fish, and meats that are in-season and local. They take inspiration from cuisines from all over the world and make sure to serve a variety of dishes to conjure a smile on your face.

Activities

Olón is a perfect place for activities such as sport fishing, water sports, beach volleyball, horseriding and more. The concierge at the resort will be delighted to help you organise any extra on-site activities! This tropical paradise is also the perfect place to enjoy Ecuador wildlife: this includes wild horses running on the beach, iguanas lounging about, whales and dolphins swimming around and birds of every colour.

Wellness

Vikara offers massage, yoga and healing ceremonies for the wellbeing of its guests. The yoga practices are much more than physical exercise on the mat. By activating the bodies through movement, we bring our focus back to the present moment allowing us to return to our natural state of being – happiness. Vikara is the only Plant Medicine retreat center right on the beach in Ecuador. The healing properties of the ocean, combined with your intention, the transformative powers of the fire and the medicines, offer profound healing and a life-changing experience.

Get There

The retreat center is located in Olon, just a 2.5 hours trip from José Joaquín de Olmedo International Airport (GYE) in Guayaquil. Direct buses leave from the terminal bus station in Guayaquil every hour.  Private transportation to and from this airport is available upon request at an additional cost.

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Justin West 19/04/2022

TrustPilot
I run surf coaching trips to perfect, uncrowded waves and I relied on the AWAVE team to deliver for my clients a month long boat trip to the Maldives. We had great waves on an absolutley 5* boat called North Seven which I REALLY recommend you enquire about.

I was dubious at first as a few boats were changed, in for repair but James assured me correctly this was a usual thing and they would endevour to find us the very best replacement (which they did). North Seven was so new we were the third guests but the crew were super experienced and could not have given us a better service. Captain Usmaan, the Chef great food, Hasan and Azim our surf boat operators could not have worked any harder and always had a smile even after the 50th request to speed us to the line up or spend four hours cruising looking or waves.

AWAVE team were always on hand to answer any fears and smooth out any worries. The payment system using Revolut was super easy.

We did have a few hiccups with the local airlines which was resolved and partly our fault (as for a month trip we took alot of surfboards and in some cases were over weight).

Take the fear out of booking and especially group bookings by using the AWAVE team. Justin West Coaching recommended.

Alex J. Zalewski II 12/11/20

Trustpilot
These guys are the BEST! Massively knowledgeable, fun and absolute shredders. I approached them asking for a UK winter getaway somewhere in the Indian Ocean and they suggested the perfect place, awesome setup with the beach a short stroll from my accommodation with 3 sick waves breaking over reefs to chose from. Real life doesn’t get much better than this. I also popped my barrel cherry in a big way on this trip so it was a truely memorable one. James also somehow wangled a boat charter to some super remote islands where we scored epic surf and landed some massive fish. James’ broken Indonesian language skills will get you places. Thanks again guys you rock.

Christine Losser 04/27/21

Trustpilot
James was very helpful and always there to answer all the questions. I will definitely book again with him!

Mark Carless 05/11/21

Trustpilot
James is a super knowledgeable surfer with a great ability to match any trip requirements to the right locations. He has arranged several trips for me and my friends in France, Morocco and more recently Indonesia. Awave have a great knowledge of all the surf spots and will go the extra mile to make sure your trip is all set up. With limited time to do this myself their service was invaluable.

Andrea Gomez 05/19/21

Trustpilot
Giuliana has been amazing to work with!! She was always available and answered all my questions. Thank you for all your help! We can't wait for our trip!

Adam 05/23/21

Trustpilot
Fantastic service from start to finish from James and his team. After having several ‘self organised’ trips to Asia end with only a handful of good surf days I decided this time to use Awave in hope of maximising my valuable holiday time. James custom built a trip for me and my friends tailored for our abilities and requirements. There were no days wasted waiting for transfers as he organised it all from the airport to the beach. We scored pretty much every day whilst also having a surf trip that had that ‘off the beaten track’ feel we wanted. To round it off there was also a secret boat trip in the end where we surfed an awesome spot just us...Unforgettable. Will be using again.

Micio Pardo 07/13/21

Trustpilot
Fantastic service and support from Giulia during our trip. During a self organised trip to Maldives, we ended up in a sketchy situation: the hotel was far from the described plus the owner 'forgot' to mention that the whole island was in lockdown for a covid emergency. I quickly realized that I would need support and the best in class. That's when I decided to use Awave! Giulia answered reactively and custom built several solutions for me and my girlfriend, based on what feasible, our budget and surfing preferences!! No other words needed. Thanks Giulia, we'll be in touch again!

Caroline 07/18/21

Trustpilot
A wave travel were great! They helped me organize my trip to Sumatra. I would definitely book with them again!

Harry Vargas 07/19/21

Trustpilot
My friends and I recently went on a trip to the Maldives. We booked a week on the Hudhuranfushi resort which was amazing! The staff was very welcoming, flawless facilities and tasty food. One day our surf guide Ryan caught a fish and made some sashimi on the spot! I think that was pretty thoughtful! Awave agency really made sure all our needs where met as we where a big group of friends. A very personal approach and clear communication. Epic surf, great service, memories of a lifetime! I highly recommend traveling with Awave!

A. Laprell 09/03/21

Trustpilot
I had just arrived in Bali when the whole of Indonesia went into lockdown again. Despite travel restrictions such as mandatory vaccination and PCR tests, flight cancellations and even the fast ferries to the Mentawis being cancelled, Giulia tried everything to get me there. It was a hell of a trip to get there but totally worth it.

I scored pristine and empty Mentawis. The resort was affordable yet very luxurious given the remoteness. And with their great surf guide and their boat, I scored amazing empty waves!
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