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!”