We loved our multifaceted experience in this home on the beach of Santa Marrianita. The house was perfectly appointed, from the premium mattresses in the large bedrooms everything needed in the kitchen to live the beach life at a degree of comfort that I suppose most would not expect to find in Ecuador.
On our first day we sat out on the patio with an amazing view of the Pacific-- noticing what looked like puffs of smoke coming up off of the surface of the water. Upon closer inspection with my binoculars I could see that we had a view to the playground for the humpback whales that have come for the warm waters off of the Ecuadorian coast...absolutely magical!
Each morning there was a walk (1.5 miles) to a rock point separating the Santa Marrianita from a beautiful cove. For Shell lovers every day was an adventure of discovery.
The afternoons were filled with entertainment watching the kite surfers enjoy one of the best environments on the planet for the activity.
If we felt like it we would fire up the gas barbecue to prepare our seafood shish-kebab feast, or take a walk down the beach one of the seaside village restaurants.
At night we opened all of the windows, including the screen doors on the patio-- even sleeping with everything opened up...not worrying about safety or being eaten alive by mosquitoes. Wonderfully delightful!
Would I recommend the property? Well, we’ve asked if we can stay there again next year?