Las Tunas is a small fishing village in the Ecuadorian province of Manabí. Dotted with bamboo cabañas serving legendary seafood, the beach at Las Tunas is long and uncrowded. A defining feature is Los Ahorcados, a striking rock formation rising out of the ocean to form a backdrop for sensational sunsets.
In many ways, life in Las Tunas has remained unchanged for decades. Here you can help the fishermen pull in the morning’s catch and be rewarded with fresh fish for dinner, buy a fresh pineapple from a fruit vendor’s bicycle cart, or pick up a few new salsa dancing moves from the local kids on the beach.
The town of Las Tunas is tranquil and the neighborhood is quiet. Locals are very friendly and welcoming of foreigners visiting their town. Most locals do not speak English so if you don’t speak Spanish, a smile goes a long way in establishing good rapport!
The good life
Casa Esperanto is located just a quick 1 minute walk from the Las Tunas beach, which is a quiet beach well known for great surfing & whale watching.
There are several fantastic restaurants located within walking distance and include a pizzeria, sea food and cevicherias, greek cuisine, and juice bars. The neighboring town of Ayampe also provides additional options for culinary delights like sushi, Italian cuisine, and vegatarian/vegan dining options.
Guests can book tours with locals to explore the beach on horseback, kayak to the Isla de Los Ahorcados, learn to surf, enjoy yoga, or snorkel around the Salango Island.
There are endless adventures available for guests visiting Las Tunas regardless of the time of year.
Explore the beaches along Ruta del Spondylus, go whale watching or visit La Isla de La Plata from Puerto Lopez, embark on a snorkeling excursion in Salango, or observe the local wild life while hiking through the Machalilla National Park.
Looking to add a little more excitement to your trip? Then head to the party town of Montanita to experience the local night life!
There is truly something for everyone at Casa Esperanto!