Enjoy the Salinas Peninsula



This is about a 15 minute drive from Casas Pacíficos, and has an absolutely beautiful view of the ocean. From the other side, you see Salinas and Playa de Chipipe. And if you like fresh seafood, this is the place.  Ceviche at every little booth.  Muy delicioso! 

Mar Bravo


Near Casas Pacíficos, Mar Bravo is known for its amazing waves. As you can see in this photo with a couple of our wonderful guests, it also features amazing sunsets!

La Libertad Malecon


A beautiful family-oriented malecon, with a gorgeous view. This one is at sunset in February. 

Beautiful Birds


Ecuador has more species of birds than any other country.  From the palapa atop Casa de Musica, you can see many waterbirds in the wetlands adjoining the property.

So Much More in Ecuador



Casas Pacificos is just steps away from a beautiful, 3 km stretch of beach that is famous for its incredible sunsets. An amazing place to re-set!

Enjoy Life!


While Punta Carnero beach is generally pretty quiet, on holiday weekends we enjoy the time with families making the most of the surf and sand.  

Watch the Birds!


The estuary behind Casas Pacificos is a protected wildlife zone. Punta Carnero is home to a myriad of species, so if you like birdwatching, this is the place!

Here's some Great Info on Ecuador

This is an amazing collection of awesome things to do in Ecuador. Come on down, and we'll get you started here on the Salinas Peninsula!

A Fun Video from Nas Daily

If you're on Facebook, you've probably seen some of these videos from all over the world.  We really enjoy this one about Ecuador... 

More Things to Do

La Chocolatera


Explore La Chocolatera, the western most point of Ecuador. A great place for a hike with its beautiful landscape and sea. You can then hike down to La Loberia to see the sea lions.

La Libertad Mercado


The Mercado in La Libertad is a hub for locals and guests alike. Buy amazing fresh seafood at the fish market and enjoy the incredible selection of fresh fruit and vegetables.  Just visiting is an experience in itself!

Salinas Malecon and Beach


 The Malecon in Salinas is an exciting, busy place in high season, but very relaxed off-season. Salinas boasts a beautiful, calm beach, food and refreshment vendors, water sports,  

Fishing Day on Punta Carnero

It's so awesome to see the community working together! Just one of the thousands of reasons to visit. Check out more below!

A Little Exploring



Surfing, Shopping, Seafood and lots of great people watching is just an hour away. Montañita is a must'see when you come to the coast of Ecuador. We can take you on a bus trip or arrange for a driver. 

Isla de la Plata


Sometimes referred to as "the poor man's Galapagos", Isla de la Plata is part of the Galapagos chain, but very accessible.  A day trip from Casas Pacíficos will have you snorkeling with the turtles and hiking with the blue-footed boobies.

Santa Elena Province


Santa Elena Province boasts several bustling towns including Santa Elena, capital of the province, and Bellenita, which boasts a beautiful new malecon. Also in Santa Elena is Atahualpa, a town famous for its beautiful hand-made furniture. 

About Traveling to Ecuador


Travel Questions Answered

We had many questions when we first traveled to Ecuador, so we've prepared a free Tip Sheet to help you get ready for YOUR adventure of a lifetime.  Request it HERE.

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)