Ecuador Beaches

Ecuador Beaches: Puerto Lopez, Part I

Ecuador Beaches: Puerto Lopez, Part I

I haven’t been to Puerto Lopez in years.  I remember Puerto Lopez as a dirty, dusty, ramshackle little town spreading out around a jewel of a bay. When I first happened upon it on my way up the coast from Manta, I found little of interest other than whale watching […]

Bahia de Caraquez Condo:  New Listing

Bahia de Caraquez Condo: New Listing

One of our favorite places on the coast is Bahia de Caraquez.   When we first visited a few years ago, it was a small almost forgotten place about an hour and a half north of Manta over very rough roads. It had once been a booming community and resort […]

Coco Beach Rental

Coco Beach Rental

There’s no need to pay $1000’s per week for an exclusive beach-front home the next time you want fun and sun in your life. Palm-lined gated entry Coco Beach on the central coast of Ecuador is a private gated beach development tucked into a grove of tall coconut palms at […]

Beautiful Bahia de Caraquez: New Bridge and New Opportunities

Beautiful Bahia de Caraquez: New Bridge and New Opportunities

Our tour of the Ecuador coast and beaches from Manta to Pedernales continued.  After another short wait in another bus station, this time in Bahia de Caraquez, friends from Cotacachi pulled into the station.  We almost didn’t recognize Rene and Merci. They both look so relaxed and well, so beachy.  […]

Crucita to Bahia de Caraquez by Bus

Crucita to Bahia de Caraquez by Bus

The Crucita bus station is near the entrance to Villa Balsamaragua.  We sat outside the station on wooden benches, sticky in the hot sun as we waited for our bus to Rocafuerte, the first leg of our journey to Bahia de Caraquez. A ticket cost $.45 and the trip was […]