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About JORGE MORAN
Jorge loves nothing better than travelling all over the world, exploring and learning about new cultures. His backpacking expeditions have taken him to many countries in Europe and South East Asia. On surf trips to Indonesia, The Philippines, France, Spain, and Central & South America, Jorge has extensively researched into what makes a truly outstanding adventure holiday. It’s a tough job but someone’s got to do it! Since 2011, Jorge runs a successful beach hostel (Esperanto Hostel) in the Ecuadorian surf town of Montañita. Esperanto Hostel has been awarded Certificates of Excellence by Tripadvisor for the last consecutive years. Lonely Planet also chose Esperanto as the Green & Sustainable option in Montañita and a 2015 Green Leader TripAdvisor Award. Following the success of Esperanto Hostel, Jorge founded Take Me To Ecuador tour operator based in Sweden and opened a sister hostel, Casa Esperanto, in the nearby village of Las Tunas. After completely falling in love with Scandinavia on a visit in 2010, Jorge set up a home in Sweden, where he lives for several months of the year. Not put off by the somewhat chillier water temperatures, Jorge is a member of the Swedish Surfing Association and Surfride Foundation Sweden.
JORGE MORAN purchased this House in 2012
Why JORGE MORAN chose Las Tunas
i have been visiting this community since 2000, for 12 year, then when i felt in love with a swedish girl ( i met her close from here) never tought i was going to make that beach i used to visited everysingle weekend now my home, so i got the land and then i built the house, but there is so much more story behind the house As i own a hostel in a beach town close from there, i was looking for that ying-yang armony , and las tunas is the perfect place some guest said once " this place is CALM BUT DYNAMIC " and it is, located so close from the Adventure Hub as Puerto Lopez and in the south with MOntañita beach town ( surf, party , good , gastronomic place ) , we are in the epicenter from the best the ecuadorian coastline can offer you
What makes this House unique
Casa Esperanto, is just 40 metres from the beautiful sandy beach of Las Tunas in the Manabi province of Ecuador. With stunning views of the ocean and the mountains, the house is set in a large tropical garden with papaya, bananas, mango and coconuts plants. Here, you can check the surf from the balcony before paddling out, rinse off at our garden shower under a palm tree. Chill in one of our many hammocks. Harvest your own coconut, barbeque the freshest fish. Sip sunset cocktails on the balcony as the fragrance of exotic flowers drifts on the breeze. As the light fades, tune into the chorus of crickets and frogs which joins the never-ending sound of breaking waves. Built by local people using local materials, Casa Esperanto is simple and stylish, with whitewashed walls, warm wood accents and a traditional palapa roof. Eight guests can be accommodated in two big dormitory-style rooms with comfortable bunk-beds, mosquito screens, fans & air conditioning, security boxes and plenty of storage. A gigantic 14mx3m polished wood balcony is a focal point of the house, with a deck of equal proportions opening on to the garden. The kitchen is spacious and well equipped, with a huge wooden table for family-style dinners. Both bathrooms are big enough for cocktail parties, with plenty of hot water! The house is kept clean, well maintained and secure at all times. sometimes the AC could not working properly due the salty environment) in that case we will notify in advance , but from May to middle of December the 98% of our guest do not use AC or Fan due the temperature are really fresh at the night and the day, the House has high ceiling so keep very good temperature inside
Children allowed - take care they do not damage furniture and wallstake care they do not damage furniture and walls
Pets allowed - but must be notified , not inside the house but must be notified , not inside the house
No parties/events - if you want party you can visit us in MOntañita if you want party you can visit us in MOntañita
Smoking allowed - not in the house, it can be in the balcony / deck not in the house, it can be in the balcony / deck
Max guests: 10 (sleeps up to 10 adults) - It could be 8 adults and 2 children It could be 8 adults and 2 children
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Tropical, outdoor living
Fantastic patios, convenient outdoor shower, dog-friendly yard, short walk to an isolated beach, and a great private cabana!
thank you so much for your days with us =)
Jorge was a gem to deal with and his home is wonderful!!!
thank you so much for your time and for trust in Casa Esperanto,
you are my 1st guest who booked on this website, I really like you and your family enjoyed the time and also the experience of living in a local community
safe trip back home and enjoy the Año Viejo en Guayaquil =)
Las tunas is a rural village from Puerto Lopez. Located 15 min by bus or car away from there
A very chill and local beach town
You will see how a Ecuadorian beach lifestyle is
Empty beaches not a tourist at all but with amazing places to eat by the beach just 200 mts away
Be open to explore other culture and everything that implies in that adventure :)