About This Center

Our Village is a sacred space tucked away in the lush mountainside of our EPIC little Surf town, Ayampe. You will enjoy the hike in and out while surrounded by tropical birds singing and whispering treetops.  Our structures are sustainably built with beautiful bamboo and are true pieces of art! You will thrive on our Plant-Based Farm-To-Table cousin offered daily and enjoy our beautiful jungle kitchen and dining room with ocean views! Ground down and center yourself daily in our Yoga Nest and truly be one with the birds. You will feel so inspired and connected to the natural elements and become one with nature as you melt into the space. You can recharge and reconnect with nature while walking along the lands or maybe even getting dirty in the garden! The space is graced with the ocean breeze all day long and the sunsets are pure magic around here! There are lots of spirit animal friends all around that bring so much joy and warmth to the community... Days are filled with self-care, creativity,  good music, lounging, nourishing and fueling up on the best superfoods around, and giving back to the earth. Evenings are filled with inspiring conversations, eating warm grounding foods and making connections that will last a lifetime.

We aspire to inspire! This is the human activation station where the WILD ones PLAY!

Venue Highlights

Rooted on the edge of a rainforest in La Reserve Manabi, a 70-acre eco-community in the hills above the charming surf town of Ayampe, Ecuador. With ocean and mountain views, our village is discreetly tucked in the canyon for serenity and solitude.

Wild Child Village is central to many diverse towns. Thirty minutes south is the “Ibiza” of South America, Montanita, which is full of culture, music, and nightlife. Thirty minutes north is the fishing village of Puerto Lopez, where you can book day trips for whale watching, scuba diving, snorkeling, and fishing. Or, just relax on the beautiful beach of Ayampe and surf world class waves all day!


Wild Child sleeps up to 16 guests in our bamboo structure
And two bamboo casitas.
• 3 private suites
• 1 triple suite
• 1 double suite
• 2 private bamboo casitas
• 2 shared jungle showers


  • Free Wifi
  • Towels
  • Kitchen
  • Tour Assistance
  • Coffee/Tea
  • Restaurant
  • Yoga Studio
  • House Keeping

Menu Types

  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Pescetarian
  • Ayurvedic
  • Meat
  • Organic
  • Gluten Free
  • Dairy Free
  • Nut Free


Nourish and rejuvenate with 3 Plant-Based-Farm-To-Table meals daily plus have access to our SUPERFOODS BAR to SUPERCHARGE with specialty, organic-imported herbs and superfoods!


We recommend flying into Guayaquil Airport which is located three hours from Ayampe. From there, you have four options: private driver, taxi, rent a car, or public transportation.
Private taxi ​- If you would like us to arrange a private taxi for you, please provide us with your flight information at your earliest convenience. If there are other guests arriving at Guayaquil Airport around the same time, we can help to arrange a rideshare. ($100)
Rent a car​ - You can follow the directions and map on our website to find us. Allow three hours to arrive in Ayampe from Guayaquil Airport. ​We do highly recommend renting a GPS with your vehicle, as most streets in the Manabi/Ayampe area do not have signs or even names!
Public transportation​ - There is a bus that goes from Guayaquil to Ayampe. The bus station is located approximately five minutes from the airport. There are direct buses from Guayaquil to Olon. ($14) You would then take the red line or green line from Olon to Ayampe -- approx. 20 minutes. ($1.50)

How do I find you in Ayampe?

Once you arrive in Ayampe, go across the bridge over the river. We are the first right past the small town of Las Cabanas. Take a right off the main road at the bamboo curing facility, which should be on your left side. When you get to the top of the road, turn left. Veer right and continue up the hill to the top, you will come to a large cement fence. WCV trailhead will be on the left side.

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