Private Beachfront Cabañas

Looking for a new Vacation Rental destination? 

The Cabañas at Camarones Playa Retreat located .5° south of the Equator, 

in Manabi, Coastal ECUADOR.

Arco del Amor, 1 mile south walking on the beach

Enjoy fresh air, sunshine and rustic elegance in your own charming Cabaña at a natural, private beach setting ideal for couples,  groups and families, on Ecuador's central coast. 

Visit a historic area rich in ancient cultures dating back more than 8000 years to some of the first inhabitants of the Americas. 

Get away from the noise and the crowded beaches, to meditate, relax and rejuvenate in this pastoral, secluded seaside sanctuary.

Pelican & frigate birds nest in sea cliffs just north of Camarones Playa

 From our 6 comfortable guest Cabañas you step directly out onto a beautiful private beach, 

and let all your senses be surrounded by nature at its best.

Elemental skin, sun, sand & sea at Camarones Playa Retreat in Ecuador

near the equatorial line. 

Nestled in the verdant Camarones cove, on the grounds of Hacienda Camarones, a working farm, you will get in sync with the planet and yourself. 


Each of our 6 beach front guest Cabañas is furnished with 2 new double sized mattresses, 
and has its own restroom and hot shower

The 6 Caban᷉as @ Camarones are 225 square foot, separate dwellings, for 1 - 4 Guests. 

Each Cabaña has two double sized beds, and storage space for your belongings. 

The Cabañas each have a private bathroom with hot shower on demand. 

Electricity, cell phone and WiFi high-speed Internet are supplied in the Caban᷉asand in our Camarones Playa Restaurant and kitchen, which is open for self cooked meals and recreational use from morning til 10pm. 

The Cabañas @ Camarones each sleep 1 - 4 Guests comfortably

Camarones Playa Restaurant

We offer Breakfast in a beautiful dining room with 180° ocean views and a spacious kitchen for cooking your own meals. When in season we offer a meal of wild giant ocean Shrimp (Langostino) by pre-order only.

Camarones Playa Restaurant with 180° ocean views

Watch the waves while dining

At Camarones Playa Retreat the ocean is literally right outside your Caban᷉a door. 

Swimming in turquoise water, walks on the beach, beach-combing for rocks, shells and shards, watching the sea birds and relaxing in your hammock are daily pleasures. 

You can forget about the clock and the calendar while you enjoy glorious sunsets and the sight of 

native egrets, pelicans and frigate birds which live here on the sea cliffs. 

At low tide you can walk or ride bike for miles on the beach. About 1 mile to the south, an easy walk along the beach, is the sea arch ‘Arco del Amor’ or ‘Arch of Love’, a favorite scenic destination of Ecuadorian honeymooners and lovers. 

The remoteness of the beach at Camarones Playa allows for solitude, meditation and, if desired, the only clothing optional bathing and sunbathing opportunity in Ecuador, 

less than ½ a mile walk to the north along the beach at private fresh water lagoon. 

Here, the Camarones River meets the sea

Restaurant at left, Cabañas at right, from the beach

Secluded clothing optional fresh water lagoon

Camarones Ocean Front Pavilion for Yoga, dance, meditation, retreat groups and relaxation

Activities at Camarones Playa Retreat: 

Swimming, body surfing, fishing trips, lounging in a hammock, beach combing for rocks, shells and artifacts, 

walking and jogging on the beach for miles to the Arch of Love, or relaxing in a hammock in the Pavilion.

WiFi High Speed Internet.

Wellness offerings:

Make arrangements during your stay for seasonal Yoga Classes, Massage, Fruit and Herbal Detox, 

Cacao Ceremony, or join Yoga, Rainforest Herbal, Wellness and Raw Foods Retreats.  

Our unique Bentonite clay and Cacao healing MUD treatments may be available upon request. 

Outings and Excursions:


Experience the Traditional Practice of Growing, Fermenting and Processing Heirloom Criollo Cacao.

Surf or Parasail in Canoa (45 minutes south), Mercado & dancing in Pedernales (20 minutes)

Activities on virgin "Bosque Seco" Dry Forest lands at Lalo Loor Nature Reserve: 

Horseback riding, Mountain bicycling, Trekking.

Camarones Cultural Tours - Art & Archeology of the area,

Galleries & Museums in Jama and Bahia de Caraquez, excavation of the pyramid structure in San Ysidro.  

Ayahuasca Ceremony in Tsachila tribal community in Santo Domingo.

Investment Opportunities:

Explore Camarones Vista Mar, just across Hwy. 15 where parcels of 1-2 hectares are available in our new

Conscious Residential Development.

Enjoy the peace and quiet

Take a sunset stroll or enjoy the playa view 
from a hammock at your Cabaña


US$25. per person for Adults. 

Children under 12 are US$15. each, and children under 4 years old are free.

Rates include Breakfast for guests of the Cabañas in our Camarones Playa Restaurant

Full Lunch and Dinner options are available daily by arrangement, at additional cost. 

Retreat rates are available for groups of 12 or more guests, 

and group Leaders can contact us for more information 

about special rates available to them, based on the number 

of participants they bring and the length of the Retreat.

Online payment options for North American guests.

WiFi high-speed Internet and Cell phone reception is available on site in all Cabañas and at Camarones Playa Restaurant.

Camarones Playa Retreat is located 20 minutes north of Jama, 

20 minutes south of Pedernales, .5° south of the Equator

off Highway 15, KM 81 Via Pedernales-Jama, Ruta del Spondylus.

Travel arrangement tips, excursion arrangements, and more info is available, just email us with your individual needs.

Directly from the US east coast LAN Airlines, and from the west coast COPA Airlines through Panama, and onward to Ecuador is recommended. 

Flying into Quito:
We suggest taking a taxi into Central Quito for the night (2 hour drive) or to Santo Domingo de los Colorados, 2 hours West from Quito airport. Santo Domingo is a commerce hub and taxis, vans and buses are available to travel 2 hours to the coast to Camarones Playa Retreat, on the following day.

Manta, the closest airport, is a short TAME flight from Quito, then 2 hour drive north on the coast.  

Rental cars are available with a valid driver’s license & credit card in Quito, Guayaquil, and Manta.

If you prefer not to drive we can help you arrange transport by taxi, van or airport pickup service.

Executive non-stop bus service from Quito to Pedernales is 3.5 hours, then 20 minutes South by taxi or local bus along the coast to Camarones

From Guayaquil 6 hours on the Executive bus to Bahia de Caraquez, then with local bus or taxi over the bridge and an hour and fifteen minutes North along the coast to Camarones Playa Retreat.

Jama Ecuador

No need for shots, no entrance Visa or money exchange necessary. US Dollars are the currency here. 

This marvelous getaway is ready for you. 

Come and experience coastal Ecuador, and join us in saying, 

“We wanna be in Manabi!”

Enjoy the natural wonders of coastal Ecuador

Contact Le'a Colter for Camarones Playa Retreat, 
North American Promotions:
1 (808) 938-9374  (USA)

Contact Luz Elena Maldonado for Camarones Playa and Vista Mar, 
South American Promotions:
011 593 98-952-0292

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