The SpaceA beautiful communal home with a privileged view within the tiny and cozy town of Ayampe, Manabi.
Located right in front of the beach break!
Our place is your place - a place where you feel at home even in a foreign country. That was the beginning of the idea of building a communal house, where you live together like a shared apartment, but everybody has their own room with their own bathroom and balcony. A house where everybody shows respect, so rules are not really needed. Where people of different nations live together like a big family. At La Casa, we offer travelers a place to stay long term. It might be the consistent waves, the beautiful river, the magical islands in front of the beach, the delicious food, the simple and happy people, or just the fact that in Ayampe you feel a little more real than anywhere else. Guest AccessWell equipped shared kitchen, large communal areas, outdoor fire pit, outdoor shower, hammocks, books, etc... The NeighborhoodAyampe sits just off the Route of the Sun, or Ruta del Sol, with the Pacific Ocean on the west and rain-forested mountains on the east. Most of the Ecuador beaches on the southern coast are very dry.
Ayampe is in the middle of a micro-climate where the rain forest comes down to the ocean. This gives it a delightful flavor not found anywhere else on the southern Ecuador beach coast.
17 kilometers south of Puerto Lopez and even closer to Machalilla National Park, Ayampe abounds in natural wonders--sea shells, brightly colored rocks and interesting plants. Birds are everywhere, pelicans and cormorants vie for fish in the river and the ocean.
Our two distinctive small islands that rise a few miles offshore backdrop a stunning sunset. The two rocky islands are known as La Tortuga and La Iguana. They are well-known for excellent diving and snorkeling among the coral reef.
Whale watching starts the end of June/ early July and continues until November. Birds flock to the river, ocean and mangroves, so you’ll see gulls, cormorants, ducks, even flamingos.
If you are the more active type, adventure and exploration await you in the hills, in or near the water. There’s something for everyone’s taste and activity level.
Some activities include; surfing, surf lessons, river walks, kayaking, bird watching, hiking, spanish lessons, yoga, whale watching (seasonal), biking, national parks, restaurants, Agua Blanca sulphur baths, Isla de Plata, and with a little luck you may see whales performing their acrobatics from the beach or even Venus at sunrise from the balcony of your room!! Getting AroundThe green Manglar Alto public transit bus runs north and south around every 30 minutes on the main coastal highway Ruta del Sol. Taxi's are also available in certain areas, and mototaxi's can be found in nearby towns like Puerto Lopez. Other Things to NoteThere are food trucks that usually come once a day to sell fresh produce, and fish. (items differ day to day).