Manso is a business with a purpose. We have tried to use the potential of a space strategically located to promote local culture responsible travel and ecological agriculture.
Since its beginning 10 years ago, Manso’s spaces were open to local artists, and in general people with innovative ideas. The work of curation priorizes for the authentic, local and responsible.
We invite our guests to visit conservation and community managed Tourism projects in Guayaquil’s area. Manso’s restaurant Zentro uses vegetables and ingredients from small farmers with Ecological methods.
our corporate values
Campaign for responsible consumption.
We are part of the Colectivo Nacional Agroecológico. We support the national campaign to improve eating habits. Through social media we widespread revealing information about the lies of the food industry.
Culture in action
Through a cultural program that includes talks, documentaries, exhibitions and dance, Manso contributes to the awareness of society and the enrichment of our culture.
Dynamize the local economy in manso's Gift Shop
With a permanent store exhibiting local organic delicacies and ecuadorian spices, we seek to foster the demand of quality, organic, communitary products from local producers.
Talking about alternative mobility in a city like Guayaquil is revolutionary. It is to send a constant message of sustainability and use of the body, necessary in a consumerist culture. We offer a bicycle tour in Guayaquil.
Our most recent project is the implementation of certain techniques for the reuse of resources within our space. We are working to start producing oyster mushrooms in the coffee residues that we filter daily. Also, to reuse water from the lavatories for the toilet. And to use our interior patios to make vertical gardens.
In Manso we try to minimize our environmental impact.
We use biodegradable liquid soap and shampoo –not shampoo bottles to avoid the garbage that their containers generate and the waste of the remnants. We change sheets and towels every two days instead of daily.
We use led lights. We ask our guests to turn off the air con when they leave the rooms. In the kitchen we do not serve white sugar, artificial sweeteners and sodas. We collect used battery for a safe disposal.