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Casita Mar Oceanfront Guesthouse

Entire guesthouse
hosted by Catherine
  1. 3 guests
  2. 1 bedroom
  3. 1 bed
  4. 1 bath
Dedicated workspace
A common area with wifi that’s well-suited for working.
Great location
100% of recent guests gave the location a 5-star rating.
Free cancellation before Mar 13.


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Get away from it all in one of two luxurious seaside cabanas with stunning views of the Pacific Ocean. Surround yourself by nature in this remote part of coastal Ecuador, about 30 km south of Pedernales. A perfect couples retreat with everything you need for a romantic getaway!

The space
Casita 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" listing for the other cabana). It has open and covered terraces 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, microwave, 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, though bring extra bedding if you have four people in your party.

A short hike through native forest (3 minutes) takes you to a private beach. 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.

Where you'll sleep

1 king bed
Common space
1 floor mattress, 2 hammocks

What this place offers

Ocean view
Beach access – Beachfront
Dedicated workspace
Free parking on premises
Patio or balcony
Security cameras on property
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm
Unavailable: Smoke alarm

Where you’ll be

Jama, Manabi, Ecuador

This 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 Claro 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. Be sure to try Don Lalo's delicious yogurt available at the stand 1 km from the 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. The closest gas station is in Jama (20 minutes south). On the way, 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.

7 nights in Jama

Mar 18, 2023 - Mar 25, 2023

4.88 out of 5 stars from 81 reviews

Hosted by Catherine

Joined in October 2014
  • 151 Reviews
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I'm easy going and interested in nature and conservation. I love books, gardening, and exploring.

During your stay

Upon arrival you will be greeted by one of the caretakers, Jacinto or his son Angel, given a key to your cabana and the beach and entry gates, and shown your room.

The caretaker lives on-site, 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.
Upon arrival you will be greeted by one of the caretakers, Jacinto or his son Angel, given a key to your cabana and the beach and entry gates, and shown your room.

  • Response rate: 90%
  • Response time: within a few hours
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