Playa Azul is a piece of heaven located on an expansive, yet quiet stretch of fantastic beach, just 3.5 km. south of the eclectic surfer town of Canoa. The unit is on the second floor facing the ocean and Canoa, with a large tiled balcony and 2 double glass patio doors - one from the living area, and one from the master, providing spectacular views and sunsets. Each bedroom has it's own full bathroom w. shower. The gated, secure community also has a large, well maintained swimming pool, shared garden, and palm covered common palapa sitting area with a charcoal BBQ. Enjoy a beautiful array of orange sunsets every night. Try surfing, or body boarding right out front, Kayak tours, or parasail rides at Canoa. Seafood and fresh produce is plentiful at local markets for very reasonable prices! Take a short trip to Isla de la Corozon in the estuary, or a days journey to Isla de la Plata (the poor man's Galapagos), or up to the rain forest and Mindo bird sanctuary. Temperature averages range from 26C in the Summer to 29C in the winter. Local buses stop out front every 20 minutes.
Minimum 5 night rental. Reduced weekly (stay 7 nights) and monthly (stay 30 nights) rates. $200 refundable damage deposit required.
4 max. visitors, No kids under 13 please. Must be 25 to rent. Smoking only on the beach or designated east parking area.
Just off the beaten path on the north end of the Ruta del Sol. An hour and a half from Manta, the nearest major airport. Manta can be reached via Quito. It takes a little longer to get to Azul from the Guayaquil airport - about 3.5 hours by car. Closer to Azul is Bahia de Caraquez (pronounced caracas - Bay of Caracas), a more modernized small City with several high rise condominiums along the peninsula's shoreline. Bahia is easily reached from Azul by bus in 20 minutes. Across the Chone river estuary is the town of San Vicente. San Vicente has just completed the road paving program, and has added another "Tia" supermarket. SV can be reached by bus in 15 minutes from Azul. Both SV and BdC have wonderful fresh produce markets running most days. There is also fresh meat and fish available. Only 3.5 km. north from Azul is the sleepy town of Canoa, an eclectic little fishing village turned surfer town. The action picks up on the weekends though, and particularly during carnival in February. Bahia has banks/atms, a museum (worth taking in), a viewpoint (from the hill with the cross), a brand new modern shopping centre, some great restaurants, etc. San Vicente has nearly as much in the way of goods if you don't want to travel across the estuary. Canoa has restaurants, beach bars, surfing rentals, kayak tours, para-sailing, and necessity produce shopping.