Rio Muchacho is a 10 hectare organic farm and eco-lodge located north of Canoa, on the west coast of Ecuador.

In alignment with our vision, we created a unique and ecologically friendly haven for guests to stay, relax, and explore, in the tranquil setting of a lush nature, far removed from the typical tourism tracks.

We have been welcoming visitors since many years. Our history extends over more than 25 years and it is punctuated with high-impact achievements and international recognitions. Mastering all aspects of permaculture and sustainable agriculture, we offer various courses and we are largely involved within our area's local community. Rio Muchacho also produces its own organic food and craft products.


We offer the following options for guests to experience our farm:

  • Bungalow-style accommodation, constructed entirely from locally-sourced materials
  • Camping options in the forest
  • Private bungalows, full-day programs and kids activities for family stays
  • Full venue hire of our property's facilities for groups


At Rio Muchacho, we offer an extensive array of tour programs, combining adventure, culture and ecology.

Be it family-guided tours, self-guided exploration, cultural exchange sessions or creative workshops, there always are many activities going on at the farm.


Take your pick from one of our many courses and events! Immerse yourself in learning about sustainable agriculture and permaculture! At Rio Muchacho, we offer a great variety of learning opportunities.

Our courses are provided either in part-time or intensive options, allowing their participants to live a more sustainable and meaningful life closer to nature. Guests can also enroll in a yoga retreat experience or take Spanish lessons.

Click here to consult our upcoming courses calendar.

“We wanted to visit a local family and sample typical food, but we got much more. Experiences like this help us evolve from tourists into like-minded people”

- Nic Pilbrow, New Zealand