We combine bird watching tours with elements of wildlife and culture wrapped into one. Our guides are some of the friendliest local guides with deep knowledge of bird habitat and local culture. Tours are slow paces and excellent for photography....
We have 8 rooms for 1-6 people all with private bathrooms (2 with private balconies) and a communal balcony overlooking the sea.
Our restaurant serves a variety of dishes. Our fare includes dishes unique to Esmeraldas as well as other national and even international dishes. If the hostel isn't too full, guests may have the option to use the kitchen to cook for themselves. Our check-in and check-out times are very flexible. We offer WiFi, free parking, laundry services and baggage storage.
We regularly organize cultural events (theater, music, dance), offer tours to protected areas of the province of Esmeraldas (mangroves and the marine reserve in Muisne), organize trips to our very own farm and trips to go whale-watching from June to September.
The owner of Via Via Tonsupa is a Belgian globetrotter, organic farmer and Gestalt Therapist who works with local people on various social projects and speaks 5 languages.
At the airport, look for the bus headed towards Casablanca. This is a tourist site located south of Tonsupa. They can take you to Tonsupa and drop you off at Via Via. Or you can take a taxi to Tonsupa and follow the directions as described is the section labeled "Bus"
From Quito: before reaching Esmeraldas you must veer left at the point called "el Leon" (at this point there is a small statue of a lion and there is a detour to Atacames). In Tonsupa, 100 meters before the bridge, Turn right on the street marked Cabaplan (there is a moto-taxi stand at this corner). Two blocks from the beach turn right and from there you can see the sign for Via Via Tonsupa.