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On the beautiful coast of the Salinas Peninsula.

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Ecuador wins 19 World Travel Awards!

Isn't it Time you Experienced it Yourself?

 Ecuador won 19 awards at the World Travel Awards, on the night of Saturday, July 13, 2019. Quito, Guayaquil, Galapagos, hotels, a lodge and a travel agency took away the distinctions in which they recognize and celebrate the excellence in all sectors of the tourism industry.

The capital of Ecuador, Quito, received the 'Destino Líder de Sudamérica' award for the seventh consecutive occasion. The city stood out among Bogota, Buenos Aires, Guayaquil, La Paz, Lima, Rio de Janeiro and Santiago de Chile.

The Mariscal Sucre Airport in Quito was recognized as the Best Airport in South America. In the Coast of Ecuador, Guayaquil won the awards as the Leading Destination in Festivals and Events, the leading destination for business travel in South America and also in the Tourism Council category of the Leading City of South America.

The Galapagos Islands were also crowned as the leading beach destination in South America.

El Mashpi Lodge, Ecuador was recognized as the main ecological hostel in South America, the Metropolitan Touring agency as the leading tour operator in South America, among others.

While they didn't come to visit Casas Pacíficos, we're pretty sure the committee would have loved Punta Carnero and all of the wonderful things to see and do in our area.  Come on down and experience it yourself!

(This content was originally published by Diario EL COMERCIO at the following address: https://www.elcomercio.com/…/ecuador-premios-world-travel-a…. )


Come Whale Watching with Us!

Special this July and August 2019


There’s really nothing quite like it – the splendor of a whale breaching or slapping its tail on the surface of the ocean. 

It’s breathtaking, and we have some of the best whale watching in Ecuador right here on the Salinas Peninsula.

From late June, when the juvenile males show off to capture the interest of discerning females, through late September and early October when the calves frolic alongside their proud Mommas, our waters are filled with these magnificent creatures.

We enjoy this time so much, we’ve decided that this July and August, we’d like to gift you with a whale watching tour originating from Salinas. Come join us at Casas Pacíficos for a week or more and we’ll treat you* to a front row seat to this wonder of nature. 

*one trip for each of maximum two guests per casita

The Details

Book your stay for one week or more between July 1 and August 31 in Casa Verde, Casa Azul or Casa Morada, and we'll take you on a whale watching trip from Salinas.

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About Us

Our Property

Casas Pacíficos has four beautiful casitas in a peaceful, resort-like property in Punta Carnero, Ecuador. 

Rent one for a week or more, or book your spiritual, business or healing retreat and revel in the ambiance of this magical slice of Ecuador.

Enjoy the 3 kilometre stretch of beach which is just a one-minute walk, or explore the wetlands that are a bird-lovers paradise just outside our gate.

This lovely private enclave has three one-bedroom casitas and a hotel-type suite. A swimming pool, bar, labyrinth and comfortable reading and relaxing areas are sprinkled throughout the property, which also boasts the only building of its kind at any resort in South America, perhaps the world. 

"Casa de Música" is a very special music house equipped with harps, guitars, and other musical instruments that guests can enjoy during their stay. 

Crowning the property is a raised palapa that overlooks Casas Pacíficos as well as the ocean and conservation land beside us.

For rest, relaxation, rejuvenation or a base from which to explore the wonders of Ecuador, Casas Pacíficos is the perfect home away from home.

With an on-site staff available 7 days a week, 24 hours a day to assist you with everything from borrowing a hair dryer to booking excursions or finding the best place to shop for groceries, you'll see why we say, 

"Nuestras casas son tus casas"!

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Your Hosts


Kate Kunkel and Lynn Barry

Kate is a harpist, sound therapist and writer, who has dreamt all her life of living at the shore. Casas Pacíficos is her vision made real. Not only is it on the Pacific coast, it is also a place of peace and healing, which Kate has been dreaming of creating for more than 2 decades. 

How fortunate that Lynn had a similar dream… to live where it’s warm all year round, and to enjoy the beach and sunshine in this beautiful land. 

Lynn is the yang to Kate’s yin – the practical, patient facilitator of renovations and repairs, the man who ensures that everything runs smoothly. Lynn is also a musician, talented on guitar and drums.


Together they will strive to share the magic of Ecuador with you and to ensure your stay, whether it is for a retreat or an extended vacation, is one of the most memorable of your life. They've also created a Tip Sheet answering many travelers' questions about visiting Ecuador.  Please take advantage of it by clicking HERE.     

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When making your vacation plans for Ecuador, be sure to write to us. We love to help, whether you're just looking for a getaway at our mini beach resort, or if you want to explore more of Ecuador.

We'll also help you plan your business, spiritual or family retreats. Let us know what you're looking for and we will do our best to make it happen.

Casas Pacíficos, Punta Carnero, Ecuador

Canada and U.S. 1- (647) 556-7890

Sunset over Punta Carnero February 16, 2018

Incredible end to an incredible day