Bahia de Caraquez, Ecuador 2019

February, 2019

“This bay could be one of the most beautiful ports of the world.”

View of Bahia from the Cross. Art by Jim Petersen. Our dear friend who captured the heart of Bahia.



In his book, The Secret of Paradise, Patricia Tamariz wrote that Thomas de Berlanga a friar of the Dominican Order who discovered Galapagos Island on March 10, 1535 and then sailed to the coast of Ecuador reaching Bahia.  When the Friar’s ship reached Bahia de Caraquez he wrote, “From this bay to Puerto Viejo there were 9 leagues along the coast south.  This bay could be one of the most beautiful ports of the world.”




When you behold the bay you see the green hillsides and the Chone River winding off into the distance.

There is a sense of peaceful yet powerful energy here.

Bahia lighthouse at low tide






Modern day sailors still sail into the bay and dock at Puerto Amistad, which means Friendship Port.





Bahia de Caraquez, Ecuador is a peaceful place of stunning beauty where you can live a slow paced, tranquil life but still enjoy modern amenities not found in many beach communities in Ecuador.







Bahia is conveniently located.

It is just 1.5 hours from Manta where you will find an airport, cruise ship port,

and modern shopping options.

Port of Manta, Ecuador







Canoa is just a quick bus or taxi ride away.  Canoa is famous for surfing, fun restaurants,

and an awesome beach!








San Clemente is also a short taxi ride away where you will find this great restaurant on the beach.

Torsten Meier, creator and proprietor of Cabanas Sabor de Bamboo in San Clemente.

Modern Amenities.

Bahia has a small shopping mall with a great grocery store chain called Mi Comisariato which also has a small hardware section, paint, patio furniture, appliances, and home decor as well as some clothes and shoes.  The mall also features a Banco Pichincha and Banco Guayaquil, pharmacy, a small food court and a new modern movie theater.





You can learn to surf.






Go windsurfing, boating, or take long walks along the beaches.






Great Restaurants are within walking distance all over town.

Puerto Amistad

La Piedra Hotel and Restaurant on the Malecon

Awesome ceviche on the Malecon!

Awesome food & drinks right on the beach!








If you prefer to prepare your own fresh food you can find abundant choices at the Mercado.





Fresh fish directly from the ocean to you daily.





A new hospital is also scheduled to be built this year that will service Bahia, San Vicente, Leonidas Plaza and other nearby areas.

Find your new home in Bahia!
Check out these links for property for sale and for rent !

Rooftop Hot Tub, Ocean Bay Towers


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