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Playa Azul is a brand new development on a beautiful secluded beach 12 Km north of Bahia de Caraquez and 3 Km south of Canoa, Ecuador. The totally private 15 Condominiums sit directly on the beach with a beautiful infinity pool that appears to drop into the Pacific Ocean. Our two bedroom 2 bath luxury condominium has a maximum capacity of 4 people and a minimum age limit of 13 years. No Pets are allowed. Living room and both bedrooms have whisper quiet split unit Panasonic Air Conditioners. The kitchen is fully stocked and the poolside gazebo has a large charcoal BBQ grille. Perfect for those giant shrimp you can buy from the local fisherman for only $5 per pound. The condo comes complete with your own washer and dryer, internet and a 32 inch flat screen with DVD player. There is a constant flow of buses that can take you into Canoa or Bahia for only 50 cents where you will find many excellent restaurants and markets full of fresh produce at such low prices you will never want to leave. You can buy fresh strawberries for 1.50 a pound and make fresh smoothies in your blender while you sit by the pool. If you are coming for a nice quiet getaway then look no further. Canoa and Bahia are in the infancy of a huge real estate boom and return on investment here is excellent. Come visit our Paradise and you will never want to leave.
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Refundable Damage Deposit$200
Rates are based on two people. Each additional person is $10 per day.
Maximum 4 people per condo.
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About our area Manta to Jama, let's start with Manta. Here you will find almost everything a person could be looking for, with direct flights from Quito from $58 dollars round trip and car rentals right at the airport. Manta is a large industrial city with a shipping port and fishing fleet. It has shopping malls and butcher shops like Casa de Carne owned by an American who raises his own beef. It's a favorite stop for many expats to stock up on beef & pork. East of Manta about 1/2 hour is Puerto Viejo, the capital of Manabi Province, that also has large shopping malls including a Kywi hardware store much like a Home Depot where you can find many items to meet most of your household needs. Both Manta and Puerto Viejo can be reached by a 1 hour and 15 minute drive from our area. From Manta, driving north, you will pass through some in land low lying mountains, and then back to the coast again will you will find the beach towns of San Jacinto and San Clemente. San Clemente has a small expat community but not much infrastructure for shopping or entertainment. North from San Clemente will take you away from the beach again till you come to Bahia de Caraquez. The large expat community here sits out on a peninsula with many high rise condos and wonderful restaurants. Bahia is the Eco City of Ecuador and has nice paved streets with plenty of trees and flowers. Bahia at this time has 4 new condo projects underway along with the new El Paseo shopping Mall that will have many of the amenities that were only available in Manta. This will be a blessing to all the expats who live in this area of the coast. Once the shopping mall is finished next year we will see another big surge in property prices just as we did when the bridge was finished in 2011, connecting the coast hwy from Bahia to San Vicente. Progress comes at a price but compared to what a person would pay for ocean front property in Costa Rica or Panama, Ecuador still, by far, has the best prices for land and food. Also in Ecuador propane is subsidized by the government so 15 gallons of propane only costs 2 dollars. So everyone uses on demand hot water heaters, gas ovens and gas dryers. This makes a huge savings in the cost of electricity. Also gasoline and diesel are subsidized, so gasoline is only $1.59 per gallon and diesel is only $1.03 per gallon. However, new Cars can be expensive here. Our new 9 passenger Hyundai van cost $33,000, but with an economical diesel engine in time you make up the difference in that extra government import tax. Still with the price of gas so low the taxi fares in Ecuador are affordable and a lot of expats choose to not have a car and go by bus and taxi. Anyway, driving north from Bahia to Canoa you will cross the new longest bridge in Ecuador to the town of San Vicente that in the past was only accessible by a ferry boat across the Chone River estuary or drive around it, along a very long rough road up the river and back down the other side. Now San Vicente is finally seeing improvements to its infrastructure and the airport in time will start flights from Quito making this area even more accessible. Playa Azul is just 13 KM north of San Vicente and 3 Km south of the popular surfing town of Canoa. Playa Azul has over 200 foot of beachfront at your doorsteps. we have a 3 meter wall on three sides and a high quality beach fence that gives everyone privacy and security. All condos have a straight-on view of the ocean with spectacular sunsets. During the warm sunny winter months of November to June we have temps from 85 to 90 then summer arrives in July and the weather cools down and the humidity ends. This is what makes the coast of Ecuador such a wonderful place to live. We have seasons of nice warm winters then cool summers. After living in the Caribbean under the constant heat and humidity 365 days a year, I find the coast of Ecuador far superior over Central America or the Caribbean.
Canoa is just a 5 minute drive to the north. Here you will find a popular tourist town with many hotels and restaurants right on the beach. Canoa is very popular with Ecuadorians and foreigners alike. There are quite a few hostels with restaurants owned by North Americans, so there is no lack of American style food from hamburgers with onion rings to pizza. But the best bargains are the Ecuadorian lunches for only $2.50 that includes meat or seafood, fresh juice and soup. North from Canoa to Jama you will be driving inland again till you come to the town of Jama and the fishing village of El Matal. This drive takes about 45 minutes and here you will see a true unspoiled fishing village that doesn't see a lot of tourists.
Year Purchased: 2012
About: After allot of research and travel I found my Paradise here on the central coast of Ecuador back in 2009. I have been building ocean front condos for retirees from Canada and the U.S. Our attention to detail make our projects stand apart from all others.
Why Canoa: It's all about the nice secluded beach where you can wake up and see nothing but sand and surf. You can take surfing lessons, kayak to caves, horseback riding, or for a real thrill go tandem paragliding high above the beach.
The Unique Benefits at this Condo: Sitting on your private terrace enjoying a cup of coffee with the surf at your doorstep.
The infinity pool, quiet beach, fully air conditioned rooms with a direct view of the surf. Miles of sandy beach to hunt for sea shells and a totally laid back atmosphere.