Review of Un poco del Chocó by Francesca Verbelen

on 02/02/2016

Perfect for getting to know Ecuador!

My boyfriend and I stayed at Wilo and Nicole's for 5 weeks as volunteers in September - October 2015. It was super easy communicating with Nicole before, during and after our stay - very open, helpful and honest. Not understanding any Spanish in advance, it was great having Wilo and Christian linguistically challenging us during our morning work routine. You really get to know the Ecuadorian traditions and lifestyle - if not by doing so, than by listening to stories from your three hosts. The house is beautifully made, small but cosy - great for getting to know your fellow volunteers or students. Another plus: Un Poco Del Choco is in the middle of nowhere and relatively close to Quito (which is the main base for all trips in Ecuador) at the same time. Nicole will provide you with all the information, tips and tricks for travelling in Ecuador! (If the timing is right, let them take you to Mindo during the weekend!) If I have to point out one negative aspect, it would be the price. Personally, I think it was a bit overpriced in comparison to another reserve we stayed at - but nonetheless it was a great experience and a great cause.