2 adult couples...needing a rest after a back country tour of Ecuador, and this house was exactly what we needed.
4 full bedrooms, 4 full bathrooms with the most amazing outdoor patio. Other reviewers have mentioned the patio as a highlight and they are absolutely right as it is stunning and perfectly placed to keep the sun and wind out, but allow postcard views of the pool and beach.The beach is smooth, shallow, warm, and virtually rock free for miles. Swim, boogie board or just relax with a spectacular view.
The caretakers are wonderful, caring and hard working...they live behind the house but always allowing full privacy. They are ready to take care of your needs anytime, with a smile. Gina is an outstanding cook so be sure to work with her to plan delicious and healthy meals. We recommend her Camarones Panados or her cilantro chicken. Her husband Daniel maintains the grounds with excellence, and booked taxis and truly local tours for us. He even waited up until midnight to ensure our companions left on time, safely. Amazing people! The house cant be more perfectly situated. Hire a local taxi for the day (80$) and go tour Montecristi (true Panama Hats and the Civic Centre)...then Manta...stop at Santa Marianita for seafood by the beach...Puerto Lopez (absolute must - the day tour to Isla de la Plata...)
Book surfing lessons in Montanita...then party gently or hard in the bars. Lots of choices.
Note - get all you preferred and basic groceries and toileteries before you arrive...but let Daniel get you langoustine, shrimp...and fresh fish as well as fruits and vegetables daily.
Maritza, Pedro, Gisella...thank you....we will be back, hopefully soon!