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Casa Esperanto: Beach House, Las Tunas

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,291 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

CASA ESPERANTO beach house in Las Tunas, Ecuador is the perfect getaway spot for family, friends and surfers. Built in 2012 and just 40 meters from the beach this beautiful property offers

- 2 large bedrooms , capacity of 6 people

- 2 x shared bathrooms with shower and hot water

- as well as a fully equipped kitchen and dining room.

What’s more the property also has two large balconies (14x3 mtr) with a sea view, perfect for enjoying some ‘tranquillo’ time in our hammocks.

4 hours from Guayaquil… house is located in stunning Las Tunas a sleepy village in the heart of the Manabi province: just 30 minutes drive north of famous surf/party destination Montañita and 15 minutes drive south of Puerto Lopez famous for whale watching (June-September), hiking expeditions to Isla de la Plata and the captivating Machlilla National Park. And if you love surfing or are looking to learn, Las Tunas offers the perfect spot with nice beach breaks just in front of the house and a number of surf-spots a short ride away.

Aqui, todo es possible (here everything is possible)

*Please note this is a very quiet and safe place, perfect for relaxation and adventure but close enough to neighboring party towns should you want to party. The Ecuadorian owner also has a hostel in Montanita should you want to discuss party options.

Wifi internet on demand throughout the whole house, ask for more information.

Linen, towels and mosquito nets provided weekly and what’s more we are very proud to offer the services of Cristina a maid living in the local community. We have developed a unique relationship with Cristina who is available to clean, cook for you for a small extra fee. Be sure to ask for her famous Arroz Con Pollo (rice with chicken) con jugo de maracuya (passion fruit) a favourite with past guests. Cristina can also provide a laundry service for guests as well as help with supplying food for the house.

Dec-May: High season, prices are subject to change as well as specific times of the year including New Years, Carnival, Easter etc.

*Please note we are happy to discuss the option of 8-10 people to stay at the property under special, specific conditions, please email to discuss further.

More Details

Property Manager
Member since: 2017
Speaks: english, spanish, swedish
Calendar last updated:
October 23, 2017


Jorge loves nothing better than travelling all over the world, exploring and learning about new cultures. His backpacking expeditions have taken him to many countries in Europe and South East Asia. On surf trips to Indonesia, The Philippines, France, Spain, and Central & South America, Jorge has extensively researched into what makes a truly outstanding adventure holiday. It’s a tough job but someone’s got to do it!

Since 2011, Jorge runs a successful beach hostel (Esperanto Hostel) in the Ecuadorian surf town of Montañita. Esperanto Hostel has been awarded Certificates of Excellence by Tripadvisor for the last consecutive years. Lonely Planet also chose Esperanto as the Green & Sustainable option in Montañita and a 2015 Green Leader TripAdvisor Award. Following the success of Esperanto Hostel, Jorge founded Take Me To Ecuador tour operator based in Sweden and opened a sister hostel, Casa Esperanto, in the nearby village of Las Tunas.

After completely falling in love with Scandinavia on a visit in 2010, Jorge set up a home in Sweden, where he lives for several months of the year. Not put off by the somewhat chillier water temperatures, Jorge is a member of the Swedish Surfing Association and Surfride Foundation Sweden.

JORGE MORAN purchased this house in 2012

Why JORGE MORAN chose Puerto Rico

i have been visiting this community since 2000, for 12 year, then when i felt in love with a swedish girl ( i met her close from here) never tought i was going to make that beach i used to visited everysingle weekend now my home, so i got the land and then i built the house, but there is so much more story behind the house

As i own a hostel in a beach town close from there, i was looking for that ying-yang armony , and las tunas is the perfect place some guest said once " this place is CALM BUT DYNAMIC " and it is, located so close from the Adventure Hub as Puerto Lopez and in the south with MOntañita beach town ( surf, party , good , gastronomic place ) , we are in the epicenter from the best the ecuadorian coastline can offer you

What makes this house unique

Casa Esperanto, is just 40 metres from the beautiful sandy beach of Las Tunas in the Manabi province of Ecuador. With stunning views of the ocean and the mountains, the house is set in a large tropical garden with papaya, bananas, mango and coconuts plants.

Here, you can check the surf from the balcony before paddling out, rinse off at our garden shower under a palm tree. Chill in one of our many hammocks. Harvest your own coconut, barbeque the freshest fish. Sip sunset cocktails on the balcony as the fragrance of exotic flowers drifts on the breeze. As the light fades, tune into the chorus of crickets and frogs which joins the never-ending sound of breaking waves.

Built by local people using local materials, Casa Esperanto is simple and stylish, with whitewashed walls, warm wood accents and a traditional palapa roof. Eight guests can be accommodated in two big dormitory-style rooms with comfortable bunk-beds, mosquito screens, fans & air conditioning, security boxes and plenty of storage. A gigantic 14mx3m polished wood balcony is a focal point of the house, with a deck of equal proportions opening on to the garden. The kitchen is spacious and well equipped, with a huge wooden table for family-style dinners. Both bathrooms are big enough for cocktail parties, with plenty of hot water! The house is kept clean, well maintained and secure at all times.

sometimes the AC could not working properly due the salty environment) in that case we will notify in advance , but from May to middle of December the 98% of our guest do not use AC or Fan due the temperature are really fresh at the night and the day, the House has high ceiling so keep very good temperature inside


Puerto Rico House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1291 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: 1:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 10 ...
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 0
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Smoking allowed ...
  • Parents must take care children do not use dinning table or walls to make some " draw art" over them =)
  • do not take the towels to the beach are not beach towels and do not use them to dry the bathroom´s floor
  • it is important try to keep the house as much as possible with not sand, thererfore take a shower located under the palm tree to take off all the sand
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Garage
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Books
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming


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Casa Esperanto: Beach House, Las Tunas
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews
san francisco, ca

Loved it!!!

  • 5 of 5

Jorge was a gem to deal with and his home is wonderful!!!

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lisa , thank you so much for your time and for trust in Casa Esperanto, you are my 1st guest who booked on this website, I really like you and your family enjoyed the time and also the experience of living in a local community safe trip back home and enjoy the Año Viejo en Guayaquil =) regards Jorge
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Isla de la Plata
we can recomend you a good tour operator
Playa Los Frailes
one of the best beaches in the ecuador mainland


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $20
Pet Fee $20
Refundable damage deposit $100

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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