Ocean outside your door! Gorgeous 2 bedroom fully furnished condo in Santa Marianita, south Manta, Ecuador, top kite surfing location & local school.
Large patio with barbecue, table & chairs for you to watch the ocean and eat locally caught fish. Free WiFi available at local breakfast cafe within a few minutes' walk. Cafe cabanas for lunch.
Miles of beach walking. Next to small fishing village. Humpback whales off the coast during the season.
Santa Marianita is the kite surfing capital of the world with daily winds around 10mph. Walking distance to beach "cafe" cabanas featuring freshly caught fish. Walking distance to "gringo" cafe for breakfast. Easy access to Manta for shopping.
Owner will install internet for long-term (over 2 months) rental.
Barbecue on patio, ocean swimming right in front of the condo, walk to fishing village for basic staples.
Property manager will greet you then you are on your own unless you ask for help. Friendly neighbors.
Manta is about 15 minutes drive away. It's a fishing port where cruises ships dock and tuna is packed to be shipped all over the world. There is lots to see: watch handcrafted wooden fishing boats being built, explore and bargain in the local markets both food and handicraft. Visit the local museum.
Take a trip to Montecristi (about an hour away) where Panama hats were first made from plaited leaves of the Carludovica palmata plant, known locally as the toquilla palm or jipijapa palm that grows in the area.
Want to stay in Santa Marianita and "relax": walk to Donkey Den for breakfast (where the local gringos congregate on Sunday mornings), then learn to kite surf at the local kite surfing school across the street. Lunch is fresh seafood and an ice cold beer at one of the cabanas. Have an afternoon swim in the ocean outside the condo. Then pick one of the local restaurants for dinner before returning to the condo to sit outside on the patio and walk the sunset! And do it all again the next day!
No smoking please.
Enjoy yourself, relax, walk, swim, surf, eat, drink
Do unto others as you would have them do unto you, so please no large noisy parties that will disturb the neighbors.
Be respectful to all. The local Ecuadorians are wonderful but remember we are guests in their fabulous country.
Leave the condo as you find it. You will be charged for breakages.
Pets are allowed (small dogs) with $50 pet deposit. Local dogs roam free and are territorial so walking the dog on the beach is fabulous but I carry mine when I get close to the local dogs.