Jama Accommodations

Accommodations in Jama

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The SpaceCAMARONES PLAYA RETREAT Bed & Breakfast in Private Beachfront Cabañas $50. Adults, $25. Kids 3-10, Kids under 3 Free includes delicious Continental Breakfast. Looking for a new vacation destination? MANABI, Coastal ECUADOR, just .5° south of the Equator. Enjoy a natural, private beach setting, on the central coast of Ecuador. This historic area is rich in ancient cultures dating back more than 8000 years to some of the first inhabitants of the Americas. Avoid the crowds and noise here in the Cabañas @ Camarones Playa Retreat. Each of our six 225 square foot separate Cabanas has two double size beds and sleeps 1-4 Guests. The Cabanas each have a private bathroom with hot shower on demand. Electricity and Wifi High Speed Internet are supplied in the Cabanas, and in the Camarones Playa Restaurant dining room, which is open for meals and recreational use from early morning until 10pm every day. Cellphone reception. Camarones Playa Restaurant offers fresh seafood to our Retreat Guests, with 180° ocean views and Surf and Turf Specials! Freshly caught local Fish prepared any style, cooked to perfection, and wild Jumbo Shrimp (Langostino) are on the menu! Grass fed free-range Beef and Raw Milk are staples of the house. Yoghurt made just a mile down the road is also a delicious and refreshing treat any time of day, whether plain or fruit flavored. Local specialties like Ceviche, roasted plantain bananas and bolon, yuca and fresh salsas are available, as well as wine, beer and beverages. For those into "Raw Food", we have it! Fresh vegetables, delicious salads, avocados, cacao, mangoes, pineapples, juices and smoothies are all available in season! Just let us know your preference. Full breakfast, lunch and dinner from our daily selections menu are available for US $5-$20 per meal. Continental breakfast (fruits, banana fritters with or without cheese, coffee or tea) is included in the Cabaña room rate. Guest AccessPristine, warm, turquoise water, chalky sea cliffs towering behind sandy beaches, seabirds, a perfect place to relax and get in touch. From our 6 comfortable Cabañas you step out onto a beautiful private beach, and let all your senses be surrounded by nature at its best. Clothing optional and Lifestyle friendly. Elemental skin, sun, sand & sea at Camarones Playa Retreat, Ecuador. Here on the equatorial line you will get in sync with the planet and yourself. Interaction with GuestsActivities at Camarones Playa Retreat: Swimming, body surfing, lounging in a hammock, beach combing for rocks, shells and shards, walking and jogging for miles along the beach, or stretching out in the Pavilion near the historic Hacienda Camarones. By arrangement: Yoga Classes, Massage, Fruit and Herbal Detox, Cacao Ceremony, or join a Raw Foods, Yoga or Cacao Retreat. Our unique Bentonite clay and Cacao healing MUD treatments are available upon request. Activities on Lalo Loor Nature Reserve virgin "Bosque Seco" Dry Forest lands: Horseback riding, Mountain bicycling, Trekking, Cacao Criojo farm tours Outings and Excursions: Surf or Parasail in Canoa (45 minutes south) Whale watching, Fishing Boats, Marketplace in nearby town of Pedernales Camarones Cultural Tour: Art & Archaeology in Jama & Bahia de Cadaquez and San Ysidro, Ayahuasca Ceremony with D'Carlos Hostería near Santo Domingo and the Tsachíla tribal community Cabaña Rate US $50. per person for Adults. Children under 12 years US $25. Children under 4 Gratis. These rates include Continental Breakfast for all Cabaña guests. Full breakfast, meals from our daily selections menu are available for US $5-$20. Retreat rates are available for groups of 12 or more guests, and group Leaders can contact us for more information about special rates available to them, based on the number of participants they bring. Travel arrangement tips, excursion arrangements, and more info is available, just email us with your individual needs or desires. Visit and Like us on (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) at DCarlos Camarones The NeighborhoodAt Camarones Playa the ocean is literally right outside your Cabana door. Swimming, walks on the beach, beach combing, and relaxing in your hammock are daily pleasures, and you can forget about the clock and the calendar while you enjoy glorious sunsets and the sight of egrets, pelicans and frigate birds which live here on our beach and in the nearby fresh water lagoons. At low tide you can walk or ride bike for miles on the beach to the north or south. Less than 1 mile to the south, an easy walk along the beach, is the sea arch ‘Arco del Amor’ or ‘Arch of Love’, a favorite scenic destination of Ecuadorian honeymooners and lovers. The remoteness of the beach here allows for solitude and, if desired, the only clothing optional bathing and sunbathing opportunity in Ecuador, along the beach less than ½ a mile walk to the north along the beach to the freshwater lagoon. Here the Camarones River meets the sea. Getting AroundWe are located 20 minutes north of Jama, and 20 minutes south of Pedernales. Fly directly from the US east coast on LAN Airlines, and from the west coast on COPA Airlines through Panama, and onward to Quito, Ecuador is recommended. From Quito we highly recommend taking a taxi van (2 hours) to D'Carlos Hostería in Santo Domingo for the night. Vans and buses are available to travel onwards to Camarones Playa Retreat (2 more hours) in the following days. Manta, the closest airport, is a short commuter flight from Quito. Rental cars are available with valid driver’s license & major credit card, in Quito, Guayaquil, or Manta. If you prefer not to drive we can help you arrange transport by taxi, bus, or for a fee, airport pickup service. Other Things to NoteNo need for shots, an entrance Visa or money exchange! US Dollars are the currency here. This marvelous getaway is ready for you. Come and experience coastal Ecuador, and join us in saying, “We wanna be in Manabi!”
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    Enjoy breath-taking ocean views, amazing sunsets, and total tranquility in nature on Ecuador's coast. Punta Pacifica guest house is perched atop a 150 ft (50m) tall point overlooking the sea -- a winding trail through native forest takes you to a private beach. There are two thatch-roof bungalows available; each with a king-size bed and en-suite bathroom with two-person shower and hot water; perfect for couples seeking a romantic getaway. Folding glass doors open up to ample deck space to let the outdoors in. There is no internet or TV -- this place is for disconnecting from the world! (Note: there is cell phone signal). Hang in a hammock in the shade, enjoy amazing sunsets, and take a stroll down the beach at low tide to the "Arco del Amor" natural stone arch. If you are watchful, whales can be observed from the deck during the July-Sept migration season. One or both bungalows can be rented separately. Each bungalow comes with a 2-burner hotplate, small refrigerator, and coffee pot, plus basic dishes and utensils so you can make your own simple meals. There is a full-time on-site caretaker (email: hidden)s in the main house on the property. Parking is available for up to 3 vehicles. RATES SHOWN ARE FOR EACH TWO-PERSON BUNGALOW: 1) Casita Selva: King bed, private bath with 2-person shower, mini-bar, deck with ocean view - PRICE $50/night, $325/wk. 2) Casita Mar: King bed, private bath with 2-person shower, mini-bar, deck with ocean view - PRICE $50/night, $325/wk Rent both casitas for $90/night or $600/week. An additional cot is available for an additional $10/night. MAXIMUM CAPACITY 5 PERSONS. Punta Pacifica is located 25km south of Pedernales, and 15 km north of Jama. There are restaurants, shops, and internet service in the towns. There is a small village, Tasaste, within walking distance by beach or road, for basics. There are hiking trails with wildlife viewing and birdwatching at the Lalo Loor Forest Reserve, 5 km to the north. When inquiring, please tell us whether you want to rent one or both bungalows, and how many total are in your party. UPDATE: Since the earthquake of April 2016, there are fewer services available in the nearby towns. Please make sure to bring sufficient food for your visit. Thank you! Unspoiled beaches, intact tropical forest, and small rural villages make this area the perfect place for a weekend getaway or a longer escape from humanity. This part of Ecuador's coast is still relatively undeveloped, although tourist hot-spots like Canoa and Pedernales are within an hour away. Nevertheless if you're tired of just relaxing, there is plenty to do, especially for the adventurous and the nature lover. Go boogie-boarding on your own beach, or go surfing at Canoa or Cabuya. Go bird-watching and see the howler monkeys at the Lalo Loor Dry Forest reserve. Or go a bit further into the mountains to the village of Camarones for a visit to the Jama-Coaque reserve in the coastal cloud forest. Walk down the beach and buy fish from the fishermen in Tasaste. Have a romantic dinner or a glass of wine at Punta Prieta just down the road. And if you feel like dancing and hanging out with the crowds in the tourist towns, there's plenty of that in Canoa and Pedernales on weekends. Check out the archeology museum in Jama, where there is also internet and a couple of restaurants -- and if you do, make sure to stop on the way for some Chilean empanadas at a the roadside Posada del Chileno. If you're staying longer and renting the whole place, you can go grocery shopping in Pedernales or Bahia. For short stays, it is recommended you bring food with you. Lots of coastal sites are an easy day trip away. It is highly recommended to have a car, though buses go by hourly during the day and can take you up and down the coast.
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    The SpaceCasita Mar is one of two cabanas available on the Punta Pacifica property, perched on a 150 ft point above the Pacific Ocean, with a perfect westward view of the sunset. (See Casita Selva lsiting for the other cabana). It has open and covered deck space kept cool by the lovely sea breeze, for lounging in the sun or shade. The spacious thatch-roof cabana has a king-size bed, two person shower, and a kitchenette with 2-burner stove, coffee maker, mini-fridge, and basic utensils so you can cook simple meals. Although the cabanas are geared for couples, an additional cot can be requested for a child for an additional cost of $10/night. Each cabana can accommodate a maximum of 4 people. A short hike through native forest (3 minutes) takes you to a private beach (at high tide). There's a thatched shelter with hammocks by the beach. At low tide, you can walk for miles along the beach, both to the north and south. Just a few minutes stroll south is a natural rock formation just off the beach called the Arco del Amor. Guest AccessEach cabana is completely private, but guests also have access to the patio space of the main house, the roof deck on the main house for sunning, and the beach. The interior of the main house is off-limits as it is where the owners and manager live. Parking is available on site. Note that no pets or children under 5 are permitted. Interaction with GuestsUpon arrival you will be greeted by the caretaker, given a key to your cabana and the beach and entry gates, and shown your room. Laundry service is available for $5/load. Housekeeping services are available for $10 each occasion -- please let the caretaker know if and when you desire housekeeping services. The caretaker lives in the main house, so if you have any questions or need anything, you may reach the caretaker by knocking on the front door of his house between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 10:00 pm. When you leave the premises by car, please let the manager know so they can open the gate for you. The NeighborhoodThis part of Ecuador's coast is still relatively undeveloped, although tourist hot-spots like Canoa and Pedernales are within an hour away. Unspoiled beaches, intact tropical forest, and small rural villages make this area the perfect place for a weekend getaway or a longer escape from humanity. This is a place to slow down, unwind, and enjoy peaceful solitude. There is no TV and no internet (although there is cell phone signal), giving you that extremely rare opportunity to totally disconnect. Nevertheless if you're tired of just relaxing, there is plenty to do, especially for the adventurous and the nature lover. Go boogie-boarding on your own beach, or go surfing at Canoa or Cabuya. Go bird-watching and see the howler monkeys at the Lalo Loor Dry Forest reserve. Or go a bit further into the mountains to the village of Camarones for a visit to the Jama-Coaque reserve in the coastal cloud forest. Walk down the beach and buy fish from the fishermen in Tasaste. Have a romantic dinner or a glass of wine at Punta Prieta just down the road. And if you feel like dancing and hanging out with the crowds in the tourist towns, there's plenty of that in Canoa and Pedernales on weekends. Check out the archeology museum in Jama, where there is also internet and a couple of restaurants -- and if you do, make sure to stop on the way for some Chilean empanadas at a the roadside Posada del Chileno. If you're staying more than a few days, you can go grocery shopping in Pedernales or Bahia. For short stays, it is recommended you bring food with you. Lots of coastal sites are an easy day trip away. It is highly recommended to have a car, though buses go by hourly during the day and can take you up and down the coast. Getting AroundFrom either Quito or Guayaquil its about 5 1/2 hours by car, and 6 hours by bus. The roads are decent the whole way. From Quito, take the bus or drive to the coastal town of Pedernales. You may get to Pedernales from Quito either by the Aloag-Santo Domingo road (shorter), or via the Mindo road, the latter providing good opportunities to take your time and explore along the way. Both trips offer stunning scenery. From Pedernales, head south for 29 km, toward Jama. Keep your eye out for the town of Tabuga, and 1km after that the Lalo Loor reserve on the left. Punta Pacifica is another 5km down the road, just after you pass Playa Escondida. Look for the bamboo gate on the right side of the road, just before the yellow curve sign. A white tire marks the entrance. If you're coming from the south, the entrance is about 25 km north of Jama, and about 1 km past the village of Tasaste. Call the phone number posted by the gate, or buzz the buzzer so the caretaker can open the gate for you. IT IS VERY HELPFUL IF YOU SEND AN EMAIL WITH YOUR APPROXIMATE ARRIVAL TIME SO WE CAN BE SURE SOMEONE WILL BE READY TO LET YOU IN. Get an early start so you can arrive at Punta Pacifica before sunset! A car is advised, unless you don't mind taking the public bus and then walking uphill with your bags about 300m to the house from the road. Many intrepid travelers have no qualms about this. But if you like to take things a bit easier, or have children, a car really is essential. Alternatively, we can recommend a private van driver to take you to the property from Quito and pick you up at the end of your stay. Let us know if you're interested in this option. A further note: There are no sizeable supermarkets nearby, so we recommend you bring food with you from Quito, or stop in Pedernales and go to the market or grocery store before arriving. The closest large supermarket is about one hour away in Bahia. For longer stays, there is a vegetable truck that will come to the property once per week -- this should be arranged with the caretaker once you arrive. Once here, there's plenty to do when you get tired of the beach. You can take a hike to see the resident population of howler monkeys at the Lalo Loor Dry Forest reserve (5 minute drive), you can go surfing or get a good meal in the tourist town of Canoa (45 minutes), you can visit the archeological museum in Jama (20 minutes), and you can volunteer your time in one of several community projects with local organizations. All of the above destinations are easily accessible by bus. Other Things to NoteThe entire property is approximately 4.5 hectares (10 acres), and contains the owner's house, the two rental cabanas, and a caretakers house, as well as forest and landscaped areas. A long driveway from the road takes you to the houses, where there is parking for up to 3 vehicles. Although buses pass on the main road by the property regularly, a car is highly recommended for getting to nearby towns for shopping, internet, and sightseeing.
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    2br Home/Apartment
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    • Swimming Pool
    2 bedroom, 3 bathroom, fully wheelchair adapted home in gated community. 25meters from ocean. 120square meters. House fully furnished and equipped. Rooftop patio and covered deck. Adjacent to fishing village. 10minutes to modern hospital and shopping. Rates $550/week $1500/month- longer term negotiable. Note: There is a surcharge for A/C usage.
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    The SpaceCasita Selva is one of two cabanas available on the Punta Pacifica property, perched on a 150 ft point above the Pacific Ocean, with a perfect westward view of the sunset. (See Casita Mar listing for the other cabana). Tucked in the trees, it has open and covered deck space kept cool by the lovely sea breeze, for lounging in the sun or shade. The spacious thatch-roof cabana has a king-size bed, two person shower, and a kitchenette with 2-burner stove, coffee maker, mini-fridge, and basic utensils so you can cook simple meals. Although the cabanas are geared for couples, an additional cot can be requested for a child for an additional cost of $10/night. A short hike through native Palo Santo forest (3 minutes) takes you to a private beach (at high tide). There's a thatched shelter with hammocks by the beach. At low tide, you can walk for miles along the beach, both the north and south. Just a few minutes stroll south is a natural rock formation just off the beach called the Arco del Amor. Guest AccessEach cabana is completely private, but guests also have access to the patio space of the main house, to the roof deck on the main house for sunning, and the beach. The interior of the main house is off-limits as it is where the owners live. Parking is available on site. Note that no pets or children under 5 are permitted. Interaction with GuestsUpon arrival you will be greeted by the manager, given a key to your cabana and the beach gate, and shown your room. The manager lives in the main house, so if you have any questions or need anything, you may reach the manager by knocking on the front door between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 10:00 pm. When you leave the premises by car, please let the manager know so they can open the gate for you. Laundry service is available for $5/load. Housekeeping services are available for $10 each occasion -- please let the manager know if and when you desire housekeeping services. The NeighborhoodTHE REGION This part of Ecuador's coast, known as Canton Jama, is still relatively undeveloped, although tourist hot-spots like Canoa and Pedernales are within an hour away. Unspoiled beaches, intact tropical forest, and small rural villages make this area the perfect place for a weekend getaway or a longer escape from humanity. This is a place to slow down, unwind, and enjoy peaceful solitude. There is no TV and no internet (although there is cell phone signal for Claro), giving you that extremely rare opportunity to totally disconnect. Nevertheless if you're tired of just relaxing, there is plenty to do, especially for the adventurous and the nature lover. THINGS TO DO These region is perfect for outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers. Go boogie-boarding on your own beach, or go surfing at Canoa or Cabuya. Go bird-watching and see the howler monkeys at the Lalo Loor Dry Forest reserve. Or go a bit further into the mountains to the village of Camarones for a visit to the Jama-Coaque reserve in the coastal cloud forest. Walk down the beach and buy fish from the fishermen in Tasaste. Have a romantic dinner or a glass of wine at Punta Prieta just down the road. And if you feel like dancing and hanging out with the crowds in the tourist towns, there's plenty of that in Canoa and Pedernales on weekends Check out the archeology museum in Jama, where there is also internet and a couple of restaurants. (Update: the April 2016 earthquake destroyed much of the three towns just mentioned...services there are being built back, but are still limited.) PLACES TO EAT I suggest you bring food to prepare simple meals, especially breakfast and dinner (you'll want to stay at Punta Pacifica to watch sunset!) The mini-fridge doesn't hold large amounts of perishables, so plan accordingly. The nearest sizeable markets to purchase food are in Pedernales. The closest "tienda" to buy basics is 1 km away in Tasaste. There are some good places to eat a short distance away. If you head north a few km toward Tabuga, there is the Bosque Seco Lalo Loor. Its an awesome forest reserve, and if you stop by the day before to tell them you are coming, they will prepare lunch for you the next day. You can go on a hike there and see monkeys if you like! Don't miss a stop at the Yogur Don Lalo kiosk for his excellent yogurt made right there on the farm! One km further north in the town of Tabuga is Restaurant Geo, run by my friend Geomaira Alava. The food is typical comida manabita, but she is a great cook. If you go south a few km towards Don Juan, you'll pass the Posada del Chileno. They have excellent almuerzos and Chilean empanadas. Tell the owners Sergio and Yaneth Berrios that I sent you. On the way to Sergio's place, you'll also find Hosteria Punta Prieta (you have to make a reservation to eat there, but if you tell the owner Alonso Ordoñez I sent you, he might serve you anyway -- he is a good friend). There is also Hotel Samvara that serves good seafood and pizza. The owner there is Benno. Getting AroundLots of coastal sites are an easy day trip away. It is highly recommended to have a car, though buses go by hourly during the day and can take you up and down the coast. From either Quito or Guayaquil its about 5 1/2 hours by car, and 6 hours by bus. The roads are decent the whole way. From Quito, take the bus or drive to the coastal town of Pedernales. You may get to Pedernales from Quito either by the Aloag-Santo Domingo road (shorter), or via the Mindo road, the latter providing good opportunities to take your time and explore along the way. Both trips offer stunning scenery. From Pedernales, head south for 29 km, toward Jama. Keep your eye out for the town of Tabuga, and 1km after that the Lalo Loor reserve on the left. Punta Pacifica is another 5km down the road, just after you pass Playa Escondida. Look for the bamboo gate on the right side of the road, just before the yellow curve sign. A white tire marks the entrance, but there is no sign. If you're coming from the south, we are located about 1 hour north of Bahia, and the entrance to Punta Pacifica is about 25 km north of Jama, and about 1 km past the village of Tasaste. Call the phone number posted by the gate, or buzz the buzzer so the caretaker can open the gate for you. IT IS VERY HELPFUL IF YOU SEND AN EMAIL WITH YOUR APPROXIMATE ARRIVAL TIME SO WE CAN BE SURE SOMEONE WILL BE READY TO LET YOU IN. Get an early start so you can arrive at Punta Pacifica before sunset! A car is advised, unless you don't mind taking the public bus and then walking uphill with your bags about 300m to the house from the road. Many intrepid travelers have no qualms about this. But if you like to take things a bit easier, or have children, a car really is essential. Alternatively, we can recommend a private van driver to take you to the property from Quito and pick you up at the end of your stay. Let us know if you're interested in this option. A further note: There are no sizeable supermarkets nearby, so we recommend you bring food with you from Quito, or stop in Pedernales and go to the market or grocery store before arriving. The closest large supermarket is about one hour away in Bahia. For longer stays, there is a vegetable truck that will come to the property once per week -- this should be arranged with the caretaker once you arrive. Once here, there's plenty to do when you get tired of the beach. You can take a hike to see the resident population of howler monkeys at the Lalo Loor Dry Forest reserve (5 minute drive), you can go surfing or get a good meal in the tourist town of Canoa (45 minutes), you can visit the archeological museum in Jama (20 minutes), and you can volunteer your time in one of several community projects with local organizations. All of the above destinations are easily accessible by bus. (Note: Since the April 2016 earthquake, the situation has changed drastically in all the major towns. Information given here about the towns of Canoa, Jama, and Pedernales is continually changing as these places rebuild, and may not be accurate). Other Things to NoteThe Punta Pacifica property is approximately 4.5 hectares (10 acres), and contains the owner's house, the two rental cabanas, and a caretakers house, as well as forest and landscaped areas. A long driveway from the road takes you to the houses, where there is parking for up to 3 vehicles. Although buses pass on the main road by the property regularly, a car is highly recommended for getting to nearby towns for shopping, internet, and sightseeing.
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    2br Home/Apartment
    • Wifi
    • Smoking Allowed
    The SpaceThis cozy bamboo cabin is unique and alive. It has two bedrooms with balcony, kitchen, dinning room and bathroom with and open view. Wake up among the chirping of birds and the swaying of the sea breeze. Traditional cuisine available. Enjoy! The cabin rests on a hill overlooking the beach of Don Juan. This fishing community is extremely friendly and hospitable. You will have the cabin to yourselves, but we will be close by if you should need anything. There is a traditonal mantense oven on the back yard and plenty of space to take a walk or enjoy the view. The beach in Don Juan is beautiful and there are plenty of other beaches nearby you will want to explore. When we are not in Don Juan, we are nearby in Guayaquil. We have groundskeepers and other friends in town who are available to help with anything you need. The cabin is up on a hill so, if your are not driving, it takes a 10 minute hike to reach it. It is isolated and safe. You will be more comfortable if you come with a car, particularly if you are not able to walk up and down the steep trail between the house and the village/beach. The tap water is not safe for drinking. We will leave the first bottled water for you, and if you need more you can find it in Don Juan or in Jama. For grocery shopping you have stores in Jama and fresh fish you can get if you go down to the beach. This will be a cultural and environmental experience you will be living like a real manabita family. While the cabin is extremely clean and confortable, you should not expect modern devices such as A/C or windows, the sea breeze will be enough to keep you cool. Guest AccessYou will have access to the gardens, the hamocks and the paths towards the beach, Interaction with GuestsWhen we are not in Don Juan, we are nearby in Guayaquil. We have groundskeepers and other friends in town who are available to help with anything you need. The NeighborhoodLa cabaña está en una loma frente al mar, si no tienes coche, es una caminata de 10 a 15 minutos hasta llegar a la cúspide. La playa de Don Juan es muy bella y hay muchas otras playas en las inmediaciones para explorar. Getting AroundThe cabin is up on a hill so, if your are not driving, it takes a 10 minute hike to reach it. It is isolated and safe. You will be more comfortable if you come with a car, particularly if you are not able to walk up and down the steep trail between the house and the village/beach. The tap water is not safe for drinking. We will leave the first bottled water for you, and if you need more you can find it in Don Juan or in Jama. For grocery shopping you have stores in Jama and fresh fish you can get if you go down to the beach. Other Things to NoteThis will be a cultural and environmental experience you will be living like a real manabita family. While the cabin is extremely clean and confortable, you should not expect modern devices such as A/C or windows, the sea breeze will be enough to keep you cool.
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    • Smoking Allowed
    • Parking
    The SpaceThis house simultaneously offers the tranquility of a natural environment and all the comforts of modern living. The grounds have been lovingly cultivated in the permaculture style, with papaya and coconut trees and other plants native to the Manabi region of Ecuador. You will wake up to birds singing outside of your windows. Open the shutters in the master bedroom and drink your morning coffee as you lay in bed enjoying a gorgeous view of the sea. You will want to have all your meals with the breeze blowing through the wide open windows. The dining table, counters, and much of the other furniture has been handcrafted by local craftsmen using natural materials from the area. During the day you can read and nap in the hammocks overlooking the beach while birds visit the gardens around you. Feel free to wander the grounds and say hello to Domingo the donkey. The house has both a modern gas stove and a traditional outdoor Manabita wood stove. There is no dishwasher, but we promise you will enjoy washing dishes as you stand at the sink looking out the window at the sea! Those interested in learning to cook local food can take a lesson with Alejandra. If you prefer to have delicious meals prepared for you, we can arrange that as well. For more information about activities and dining options, see below ("The Neighborhood"). Guest AccessThe main house is all yours. There is a guest house as well which you may consider renting if you are traveling with a large group. Otherwise the homeowners may be staying there. Interaction with GuestsWhen we are not in Don Juan, we are nearby in Guayaquil. We have groundskeepers and other friends in town who are available to help with anything you need. The NeighborhoodThe house is on a hill overlooking a fishing village called Don Juan. All the people in the village are very friendly and eager to help. Dining You can buy fish directly from the fishermen by the beach. You can also get fresh fruit, vegetables, dairy products and meat from the farms nearby (we will leave the information about the farms at the house for you). There is a small market in Don Juan owned by Doña Apolonia where you can buy drinking water and snacks. Anything else you need you can get at the supermarket in Jama, 10 minutes away. If you would like to have delicious, home-cooked meals prepared for you by local cooks, please let us know and we will arrange for it at an extra price. Camare, a sweet hotel in town with beautiful gardens, prepares lunch and dinner. They also have a pool table, hammocks, and chairs on the beach. We will leave information about other local restaurants in Jama, El Matal or Pedernales. Activities - Cooking Lessons: Alejandra can teach you how to use the traditional manabita stove so you can prepare: seafood cazuela; pan de almidon; tortillas; pizza; empanadas de verde; or anything you request. - Fishing: you can accompany the local fishermen on their evening fishing trip. - Volunteering at the children's library. - Hiking: There is a protected forest nearby right on the equator line with hiking trails. - Swimming: The beach is all yours! Getting AroundPublic transportation is available nearby. Jama is a 10 minute drive and Pedernales 30 minutes. Other Things to NoteThe house is isolated and safe. You will be more comfortable if you come with a car, particularly if you are not able to walk up and down the steep trail between the house and the village/beach. The tap water is not safe for drinking. We will leave the first bottled water for you, and if you need more you can find it in Don Juan at Doña Apolonia's store.
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    2br Home/Apartment
    • Wifi
    • Parking
    • Swimming Pool
    Other Things to NoteNote: There has been severe beach erosion. At high tide the ocean level comes close to the high water and there is much rock and stone on the beach side of the home for protection.
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      Property Location You'll be on the beach with a stay at Punta Prieta Guest House in Jama. Rooms Make yourself at home in one of the 14 guestrooms featuring minibars. Private bathrooms with separate bathtubs and showers feature jetted bathtubs. Conveniences include complimentary bottled water and ceiling fans, and housekeeping is provided daily. Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities Take in the views from a terrace and make use of amenities such as an arcade/game room and wedding services. This lodge also features a television in the lobby and barbecue grills. Dining Enjoy a satisfying meal at a restaurant serving guests of Punta Prieta Guest House. Full breakfasts are available daily for a fee. Business, Other Amenities The front desk is staffed during limited hours. Free self parking is available onsite.
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      • Gym
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      • Pets Allowed
      • Swimming Pool
      • Wifi
      Punta Prieta Guest House is a great choice for a stay in Jama. Free self parking is an added perk, and guests can keep active with onsite volleyball. There's also a terrace, and rooms offer jetted tubs and minibars.
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      hotel
      • Breakfast
      • Gym
      • Parking
      • Pets Allowed
      • Swimming Pool
      • Wifi
      Punta Prieta Guest House is a great choice for a stay in Jama. Free self parking is an added perk, and guests can keep active with onsite volleyball. There's also a terrace, and rooms offer jetted tubs and minibars.
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      2br Hotel
        Enjoy breath-taking ocean views, amazing sunsets, and total tranquility in nature on Ecuador's coast. Punta Pacifica guest house is perched atop a 150 ft (50m) tall point overlooking the sea -- a winding trail through native forest takes you to a private beach. There are two thatch-roof bungalows available; each with a king-size bed and en-suite bathroom with two-person shower and hot water; perfect for couples seeking a romantic getaway. Folding glass doors open up to ample deck space to let the outdoors in. There is no internet or TV -- this place is for disconnecting from the world! (Note: there is cell phone signal). Hang in a hammock in the shade, enjoy amazing sunsets, and take a stroll down the beach at low tide to the "Arco del Amor" natural stone arch. If you are watchful, whales can be observed from the deck during the July-Sept migration season. One or both bungalows can be rented separately. Each bungalow comes with a 2-burner hotplate, small refrigerator, and coffee pot, plus basic dishes and utensils so you can make your own simple meals. There is a full-time on-site caretaker that lives in the main house on the property. Parking is available for up to 3 vehicles. RATES SHOWN ARE FOR EACH TWO-PERSON BUNGALOW: 1) Casita Selva: King bed, private bath with 2-person shower, mini-bar, deck with ocean view - PRICE $50/night, $325/wk. 2) Casita Mar: King bed, private bath with 2-person shower, mini-bar, deck with ocean view - PRICE $50/night, $325/wk Rent both casitas for $90/night or $600/week. An additional cot is available for an additional $10/night. MAXIMUM CAPACITY 5 PERSONS. Punta Pacifica is located 25km south of Pedernales, and 15 km north of Jama. There are restaurants, shops, and internet service in the towns. There is a small village, Tasaste, within walking distance by beach or road, for basics. There are hiking trails with wildlife viewing and birdwatching at the Lalo Loor Forest Reserve, 5 km to the north. When inquiring, please tell us whether you want to rent one or both bungalows, and how many total are in your party. UPDATE: Since the earthquake of April 2016, there are fewer services available in the nearby towns. Please make sure to bring sufficient food for your visit. Thank you!
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        • Wifi
        • Pets Allowed
        • Parking
        Enjoy a relaxing time at the beach in an air conditioned bedroom with private bathroom for four. Experience a local fisherman village within a two kilometer walk along the beach. 4 bedrooms available with outdoor kitchen and dining area. Meal Service upon request.
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        4br Home/Apartment
        • Smoking Allowed
        • Pets Allowed
        • Breakfast
        The SpaceSanitary facilities are basic, but working well. We have an outside shower with water from a source and a compost toilet. Drinking water also comes from the well. There is no Internet access in the house, but you might get a low signal at some spots. We get electricity from a generator every 2-3 days for 1-2 hours, when we pump up the water. You can charge your devices at these times. There are double and single beds with mosquito nets, sheets and blankets. Guest AccessYou will be sharing the house with us, volunteers and other guests. We offer three meals per day for 5 USD per day on top of the 15 USD. Volunteers who work 4 x 4 hours per week (Mo-Fr 8-12am) only pay for the food. Interaction with GuestsWe, the people taking care of the place, are a couple from France and the Netherlands and are living and working here since October 2016 to recruit volunteers and work on the project. We like to make music (anything on the guitar). We speak English, Spanish, French and Dutch. The NeighborhoodWe are an hour walking away from the coast at the border of the cloud forest. You can go for walks in the jungle; there are many beautiful trails to hike. We built a camp at the river, near a waterfall where you can bathe and even stay the night. Further into the forest, there is the Jama Reserve where people do research on the plants and animals living here. They are happy to receive visitors there as well. Getting AroundYou can get a bus between Jama-Pedernales and get off at Camarones. Walk the road up to the village and continue the main road up to the finca. The walk takes about 1.5 hours. Hitchhiking is common and people will take you for a Dollar. If you are not sure you're going the right way, ask for la finca de Bola. Other Things to NoteThe owner of house and land is a medicine man offering traditional ayahuasca ceremonies when he is here. You are welcome to join these if you like. He will be here from January until the end of March 2017.