Our hotel combines nature and hospitality in a beautiful, tranquil setting where you can relax, rejuvenate, and recharge. We integrated our lodge within the surrounding nature of the property, so that the natural environment wasn't altered.
The Owner: Tito Verdaguer:
Born and raised in Guayaquil Ecuador, Tito went to university in he United States graduating with a marketing degree.
He was marketing manager of several companies including multinationals for several years.
Tito grew up being a fan of martial arts since he was a little kid, which only grew deeper when his father inscribed him in Judo classes at the age of 6. Through out the years he has experimented in Karate, Hapkido, almost to black belt in Tae Kwon Do and then switched to
Japanese Jujitsu in which he stayed till his second degree black belt.
During a JuJitsu seminar in Hawaii, while still being a marketing manager and suffering from chronic back and neck pain as well as seven years of gastritis and a lot of stress, he received a Reiki treatment that changed his life. Deciding to quit his current job, he sought this master to learn about the technique. She was a Tibetan Buddhist Nun ¨The Venerable Tenzin Choedron¨ ordained by his Holiness The Dalai Lama, who was a Reiki master and also practiced JuJitsu and lived in northern India.
Coming back from India, Tito opened a Dojo Healing Teaching Center in Guayaquil in which he worked and lived with his Reiki master for several years. He has seen all kind of illnesses , unbalances and diseases get healed through Reiki, and he has continued his dedication to healing people ever since. During this time, another great teacher came his way and taught him Chinese Chi Kung or Qi Gong.
Being a nature, beach and surf lover, he finally was able to make his dream job possible and opened Bromelia Nature Lodge Retreat/Healing Center in a forest located in front of a little river, and still close to the ocean. This lodge is a combination of all the things he loves, and at the center of it a Dojo where he can share his teachings of Reiki, Medicinal and Martial Chi Kung, Japanese JuJitsu, Meditation. In his treatment room he gives Reiki treatments, Advance Tachyon Technologies treatments, Chi Kung acupressure point massage, and has a masseuse that comes upon request.
The Lodge also has access to a Shaman that performs Sacred Medicine Ceremonies (Ayahuasca and San Pedro) and a Temazcal (sweatlodge) for groups or one on ones.
Here is a beautiful testimonial taken from the TripAdvisor reviews page:
"It's hard to describe an experience like the one I had at Bromelia. I left the states to take a break from our backwards fast-paced society, heal physically and emotionally, relax, recharge and reconnect with nature. I never anticipated to have such a beautiful and profound experience and feel extremely blessed and honored to have worked with Tito and Johnathan, the Shaman at Bromelia. If you are looking to heal, find passion and purpose in your life again then Bromelia and the loving people who work there offer powerful tools to guide you on your journey. I stayed for 40 days and was able to experience the healing of reiki and the sacred shamanic ceremonies. It was both life changing and life saving for me. The property is beyond beautiful, the food is fresh and healthy, the beach is close and Tito is an amazing host and friend. Ecuador is a special place and I cannot think of a better way to experience it than at Bromelia. You won't be disappointed and you will likely be amazed at the beauty of what Bromelia has to offer if you really let it. Tito offers reiki classes so you can learn to give reiki treatments after you leave. I cannot recommend this enough as I have already seen it touch the lives of those around me in a short time. Take advantage of all Bromelia has to offer. It is one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself".
Here is another from our Facebook page:
I often refer to Montanita Ecuador as the party place of the planet Earth, I love it there.
Setting my bias aside, I discovered and ever more wonderful place and reason to spend as much time as I can there. Bromelia Nature Lodge.
I have been the Sensei/head instructor of the healing arts and martial arts center, The BushidoKan Temple for 44 years. I have often dreamed of having such a complete facility as is offered by this wonderful lodge, and I must add in such a magical location.
I have known Tito Verdaguer for many years and can say he is of the highest levels of Service to others, Honor, Excellence and Integrity.
Every moment I spent at this lodge was magical and beyond words.
Thank You very much Tito for building my dream place and for you exceptional hospitality.
Herb LaGue, Professor DZR ZenYo JuJItsu
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