Ayampe Ecuador Map for the Business Directory
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La Reserva Manabi

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Otra Ola

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Spondylus Lodge

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La Buena Vida

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Pizzarte Trattoria

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Ayampe Police Station

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Bus Stop North

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Tende Ayampe & Bus South

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Juan’s Surf Shop

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Madre Tierra Nursery

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Resto-Bar Las Corelez

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El Paso

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Ayampe Sports Fields

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Ayampe Public School

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Ayampe Chapel

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Ayampe Health Clinic

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Ayampe Information Booth

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Casa Tambo

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Super Maria

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Ayampe Natura

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La Casa

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Cuatro Estrellas

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Mineral Surf Shop

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Ganso & Buho

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The Fish House

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El Lugar

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Los Orishas

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Cabanas La Laguna

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Vistamar Guest House

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Mango House

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Mini Tienda ‘La Isla’

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La Juanita Tienda

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The Jimmy

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Se Vende Coco

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Palma Coco

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The Barn

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Villa Rocha

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Ayampe Cemetery

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Cabanas La Tortuga

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Ayampe Guest House

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Hotel El Jaguar

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Selvamar

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Almare

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Finca Punta

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Cabanas La Iguana

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Los Olivos

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El Campito Arte Lodge

The Ayampe Ecuador Business Directory 2018

with Interactive Map!

The small coastal village of Ayampe Ecuador is legendary with surfers, backpackers and spiritual seekers worldwide who travel here for our peaceful, friendly energy and excellent surf.

Ayampe small businesses cater to both travelers and local residents:  hostels and hotels, restaurants, lounges, cafes, coffee shops, lounges, surf rentals and lessons, Spanish and yoga instruction, and small markets for daily necessities.

Click the numbers on the map. Use ‘back to top‘ links to return back up.

AYAMPE BUSINESS OWNERS:  If you see your business here and have additions or corrections for your listing – or – if you don’t see your business listed here and would like it to be – contact us and we’ll be glad to help!

00La Reserva Manabi

Located about 1 km north of Ayampe, La Reserva Manabi is our brand new eco-community on a lush jungle oasis hillside.

 

The 70-acre property features magnificent panoramic Pacific ocean vistas from homes dramatically inset among the greenery and gorgeous landscape.

  

Our blend of sustainable practices and modern design amidst the natural beauty, with our peaceful and friendly vision of community makes for a unique way of life.

 

Lots are still available (fall 2018). Contact us for more info or to take a tour!

 

Owner:  Coastal Living Ecuador

01 Otra Ola

Otra Ola is a surfing, spanish, and yoga school with an organic cafe. They also rent surfboards.

The cafe features a variety of organic, gluten free and vegan treats, daily fresh baked muffins, kombucha, as well as organic free trade coffee, local organic teas and fresh blended juices. Using a dry toilet and composting system Otra Ola tries to have little to no waste.

Yoga classes are Mon-Sat 9AM to 1030AM.

Surf classes run according to the surfers experience and tide.

Spanish classes are Mon-Fri 11AM to 5PM. Group Spanish classes and private tutoring are available.

Owner:  Ryan & Vanessa

02Spondylus Lodge

Spondylus Lodge has about 8 rooms, with a big beautiful communal kitchen and theater area. There’s a jacuzzi, an area outside to barbecue and cook, a patio to relax and a yoga studio.

Owner:  Majo

03La Buena Vida

La Buena Vida is a comfortable and relaxing small hotel in Ayampe Ecuador with a spa and restaurant. Marilyn and Keith provide a great place to stay with great service.

There are 7 rooms to stay with air-conditioning and American breakfast included daily. They also offer board rentals, hammocks and a spa. The open air outdoor deck is a great place to socialize, take in the smells of the jungle and the sound of the waves crashing on the beach in the distance.

Owners:  Marylyn & Keith

04Pizzarte Trattoria

Pizzarte Trattoria offers natural brick oven pizza. Patty has bruschetta, sangria, wine and cocktails on the menu.

As of Summer 2018 they’re in the process of building two small cabins beside the pizzeria to rent out, complete with kitchenettes.

Owner:  Patty

  • 630 PM-1100 PM
  • Closed Tuesdays

La Reserva Manabi

Brand New Eco Community

Ayampe, Ecuador

Lots and home models now available, spectacular ocean views and nature friendly living! 

05Ayampe Police Station

The police station was build by the community. The land was donated and the building was built thru money raised by Ayampe Ecuador.

Ayampe is the  only town of its size on the coast of Ecuador to have its own police station which is why it is so safe. 

06Northbound Public Bus Stop

The public bus on Ruta De Sol (Highway E15) heading north towards Puerto Lopez and Jipijapa runs from 6AM to 7PM. There’s a bus every half hour in both directions.

Heading South on Ruta Del Sol will take you to Montanita with stops in La Rinconada, La Entrada, Olon and as far as Santa Elena.

  • 600 AM-700 PM
  • Every 30 minutes

07Tienda Ayampe & South Bus Stop

Tienda Ayampe is a small convenience store right on the corner of the main highway and the main entrance to ayampe that takes you into town from E15 toward the beach. They sell a limited selection of odds and ends: cookies and chips, soft drinks and water, phone cards and direct TV cards.

You can catch the southbound public bus toward Montanita from in front of the store.

  • Open most of the time

08Juan's Surf Lessons

Juan has a small surf shop and school. His schedule is pretty random: he doesn’t post hours of operation or use social media.

Owner:  Juan

  • Catch him between sets!

FOR SALE: House & Turn-Key Business in Ayampe

Otra Ola Surf & Yoga School in Ayampe Ecuador is For Sale!

This profitable business and house – with a successful online marketing presence – is now for sale. 
Otral Ola is debt-free, with diverse operations, and a well-established brand.

Perfect for anyone interested in a turn-key operation with plenty of potential to grow.

09Madre Tierra Nursery

The Madre Tierra is a plant nursery and often serves as a kindergarten for the local children.

There’s a selection of plants for sale, including some agricultural plants (like bananas verdes) and as well as decorative indoor and outdoor varieties.

About once or twice a month the kids from town get together there for class and go on field trips. There aren’t any set days for this: it depends on the kids in town and how the school schedule is that time of year.

Owner:  Spondylus Lodge

10RestoBar Los Corales

Resto-bar serves typical Ecuadorian coastal fare. A local favorite dish is the Almuerzo, a typical Ecuadorian lunch including a bowl of soup along with a plate of fish, chicken or pork accompanied with rice, beans and maduros plus a fresh blended juice. They also serve breakfast and dinner.

Owner:  Donna

  • 7 days/week in high season

11El Paso

El Paso has two buildings. One building offers a couple of rooms for rent, and the building next door under the grass roof is their restaurant serving Ecuadorian food. It’s a great place to grab an inexpensive lunch and jump on wifi.

Owner:  Don Colon

12Ayampe Sports Fields

The Ayampe Ecuador sports fields near middle of town are multi-purpose. There’s a soccer field, some basketball hoops, and often a fair amount of volleyball played on the weekends.

A lot of the locals hang out and bring the kids to get together and play. It’s a great family atmosphere and a nice place for the community to gather.

Tres Palmas Hostel in Montanita

Experience the Surf on a Point Break

Tres Palmas Hostel & restaurant is 20 minutes from Ayampe and is perfect for surfers, couples, families and everyone who enjoys a relaxed beach vibe.

Beachfront ~ Private Rooms ~ AC ~ Hot Water ~ WIFI ~ Parking ~  Restaurant ~ Bar  

Surfboard & Fishing Rentals ~ Classes from beginner to expert!

13Ayampe Public School

This is a local government funded public school in Ayampe for kids from around ages 3 to 10. The age ranges tend to change year over year, depending on the ages of the kids that show up and attend.

Roots & Wings School

Roots & Wings is a alternative school founded by a Canadian couple and a French Columbian Couple who have lived in Ayampe for many years.  The school is open to students in-between the ages of 3 to 7 with the intention to add a grade each year.  

The curriculum is taught in English from international certified educators in a variety of fields. 

Contact: rootsandwingsayampe@gmail.com

14Ayampe Chapel

15Ayampe Health Clinic

The free clinic and doctors office in Ayampe Ecuador is government funded and offers very basic health care needs. They also have a small dental practice. Its meant to be staffed 7 days a week, but that generally doesn’t happen.

For more serious issues it’s better to drive to Puerto Lopez (20 minutes north by car or cab). You’ll need to take a trip to Salinas or Guayaquil for truly modern and fully equipped hospitals.

16Information Touristica

The Ayampe information center can help you with getting acclimated to the area.  They also sell some locally made products. The hours are very sporadic and depend on the weather and the waves:

Some of the Ayampe businesses don’t hire employees. If the waves are good the owners often close to go surfing.

Owner:  Don Colon

  • Random hours

La Reserva Manabi

Brand New Eco Community

Ayampe, Ecuador

Lots and home models now available, spectacular ocean views and nature friendly living! 

17Casa Tambo Ayampe

Casa Tambo is small comfy suite and bungalow – each with a private kitchen & bathroom, hot water, AC and wifi located right next to the public school. They’re listed on Airbnb.

Owner:  Gustavo Barba

18Super Maria

The big convenience store in town is called Super Maria. They carry basic items: bread, milk, tuna, beer, rum, eggs, ice cream, fruits and vegetables and more.

It’s growing every year. But you definitely won’t find everything here. For whatever they don’t carry, you’ll have to take a ride to Puerto Lopez or Montanita.

Owner:  Maria & Victor

19Ayampe Natura

A nice house and apartment close to the beach with view.

20La Casa

La Casa is a long-term rental place on the beach with 6 or 8 rooms, and 2 suites. They offer yoga classes to guests. There’s a nice spot with fire pit out in front.

Owner:  Jose

FOR SALE: House & Turn-Key Business in Ayampe

Otra Ola Surf & Yoga School in Ayampe Ecuador is For Sale!

This profitable business and house – with a successful online marketing presence – is now for sale. 
Otral Ola is debt-free, with diverse operations, and a well-established brand.

Perfect for anyone interested in a turn-key operation with plenty of potential to grow.

21Cuatro Estrellas

Cuatro Estrellas is a hostel. They allow camping on premises and provide a bathroom and kitchen use. They have a bar that serves cocktails, juices and Ecuadorian food.

22Mineral Surf Shop

Mineral Surf Shop make their own line of Ecuadorian handmade and CNC surfboards right here in Ayampe Ecuador.

They also sell their own line of wax and basic surf accessories, rent boards and do repairs.

Owners:  Keith & Fred

23Ganso & Buho Hostel

Ganso & Budho is an Ayampe hostel with a couple of rooms located right behind the Fish House. They have a little communal kitchen with a chill atmosphere. The owners live in Guayaquil and aren’t always in town. So they operate it much like an Airbnb with a manager that also runs their restaurant next door, the Fish House.

Owner:  Pato

24The Fish House

The Fish House restaurant is owned by the owners of the next door Ganso & Buho hostel. Their signature item is the Wahoo Burger: a fish burger with fries or boiled potatoes. They serve cocktails and beer practically right on the beach. It’s a great spot to watch the surfers and sunset and have a cold one.

Owner:  Foo Bar

Tres Palmas Hostel in Montanita

Experience the Surf on a Point Break

Tres Palmas Hostel & restaurant is 20 minutes from Ayampe and is perfect for surfers, couples, families and everyone who enjoys a relaxed beach vibe.

Beachfront ~ Private Rooms ~ AC ~ Hot Water ~ WIFI ~ Parking ~  Restaurant ~ Bar  

Surfboard & Fishing Rentals ~ Classes from beginner to expert!

25El Lugar Ayampe

El Lugar is an American owned place 2 or 3 suites with kitchenettes and double beds. There’s a small pool on the premises. They offer surfboard repairs. They have plans to open a restaurant in the future.

Owner:  Logan & Kristina

26Los Orishas

Los Orishas has comfortable rooms with plenty of space to relax and enjoy the peace of surrounding nature. They’re in front of the Ayampe River lagoon and a few steps from the beach.

The restaurant menu includes pastas, salads, gnocchi, pizzas and more – always with vegetarian options. The chef offers specialties of the day based on the whatever fresh products are in season, including items from their own organic garden.

Owners: Marco & Baby

27Cabanas La Laguna

La Laguna isn’t as much a hostel as it is 6 separate cabins right on the lagoon (the Ayampe Ecuador estuary). They’re a pretty basic place with no kitchens: just a bed, and bathroom and mosquito net. They’re one of the more economical places in town to stay.

Owner:  Ulisis

28Vistamar Guest House

Vista Mar has 5 rooms, a communal kitchen and surf boards for rent. It has the same ownership as the Mango.

Owner:  Mateo

La Reserva Manabi

Brand New Eco Community

Ayampe, Ecuador

Lots and home models now available, spectacular ocean views and nature friendly living! 

29Mango House

This American owned Airbnb style place has 5 cabanas on the lagoon. The units have all new appliances, comfortable beds, quality pillows and soft linens. The space has bamboo curtains and plenty of glass for views of the nature preserve and Pacific Ocean.

The house also boasts a full kitchen, fully stocked, including filtered drinking water. Included in the price is daily cleaning service.

Ayampe is one of the only towns in the Ecuadorian Coast without a public park with swings and slides, so the community is fundraising to build one for the kids beside The Mango.

Owner:  Matteo

30Mini-Tienda 'La Isla'

The Mini-Tendia is tiny store that’s open infrequently. When they are, they have some beer and wine and some odds and ends for sale.

31Tienda Juanita Mini Mart

Another small mini-mart that sells a few necessities and odds and ends.

32Habitaciones "The Jimmy"

The Jimmy is an inexpensive hostel and restaurant located by the Tienda Juanita.

FOR SALE: House & Turn-Key Business in Ayampe

Otra Ola Surf & Yoga School in Ayampe Ecuador is For Sale!

This profitable business and house – with a successful online marketing presence – is now for sale. 
Otral Ola is debt-free, with diverse operations, and a well-established brand.

Perfect for anyone interested in a turn-key operation with plenty of potential to grow.

33Se Vende Coco

Se Vende Coco is a local family that sell coconuts right from their front porch. They’ll cut them open and you can drink out of them on the spot. If you stick around after you finish the coconut water, they’ll cut it in half and you can eat the meat.

  • Walk by and see if anyone’s around!

34Palma Coco Cabanas

Palma Coco is a beach front hostel owned by the people that own the Super Maria.

They have 6 cabanas and wi-fi, and big lot where you can park your RV or camper and hook up with water and power.

Owner:  Maria

35The Barn Ayampe

The Barn is a cozy little bakery cafe that has quality coffee, tea and a selection of homemade cakes and desserts. There are some stews and soups on the menu as well. And they have some hand made clothes and unique crafts for sale in the shop.

Owner:  Pia

  • 11 AM-7 PM

36Villa Rocha Restaurant Hostel

The Villa Rocha is a hostel and restaurant that’s probably one of the more thrifty places in town to eat and stay.

They offer Ecuadorian food with a variety of items on the menu, and other interesting items for sale that change depending on who’s working there at the time.

Owner:  ?

Tres Palmas Hostel in Montanita

Experience the Surf on a Point Break

Tres Palmas Hostel & restaurant is 20 minutes from Ayampe and is perfect for surfers, couples, families and everyone who enjoys a relaxed beach vibe.

Beachfront ~ Private Rooms ~ AC ~ Hot Water ~ WIFI ~ Parking ~  Restaurant ~ Bar  

Surfboard & Fishing Rentals ~ Classes from beginner to expert!

37Ayampe Cemetery

38Cabanas La Tortuga

Beautiful cabanas and suites a minute’s walk from the beach.

Owner:  David

39Ayampe Guest House

The Ayampe Guest House rents rooms on the beach. There are around 6 rooms, some with AC and some not.

There’s a full kitchen in the house and an outdoor kitchen as well. There are lots of things to do there: a pool, pool table, volleyball court, and a workout center / slackline right on the beach in front of their house.

Owner:  Mario

40Hotel El Jaguar

The Hotel El Jaguar is an Ecuadorian owned beachfront hostel. There are 6 cabanas and a nice garden. It’s one of the more expensive places in town – that is, if you consider $31 for 2 people in the high season and $25 in the low season expensive – but it’s a great place to stay.

A connected restaurant was recently closed, but should be open again before the 2018-2019 high season. Guests can use his kitchen if they want to cook. There is onsite parking available.

Owner:  Foo Bar

La Reserva Manabi

Brand New Eco Community

Ayampe, Ecuador

Lots and home models now available, spectacular ocean views and nature friendly living! 

41Selvamar

Selva Mar specialize in sushi, cocktails and beer.

Owner:  Damian & Mimi

  • Wed-Sun, 8 PM-1AM

42Almare

The Almare is a hotel up on the hill behind La Iguana. They have about 15 rooms with a pool and a beautiful view of the beachfront homes down by the Pacific.

It has a chill vibe and it’s inexpensive. Like many places in town they get busy in the high season, and in the low season no one is there.

Owner:  Manolo

43Finca Punta Ayampe

Finca Punta is a hotel and restaurant on the cliffs just to the south of Ayampe with a panoramic view of the Pacific and the two islands just off the coast.

There’s a main lodge with the restaurant and about 4-5 rooms. They also have a few private cabins scattered throughout the hill. There’s also an infinity pool where you can relax and watch the sunset.

To get there from town, walk or drive south down the main road and past a couple of private residences.

Owner:  Aldo

44Las Cabanas La Iguana

La Iguana hostel is right next to Otra Ola with 4 cabanas and an outdoor area. They have an outdoor kitchen with hammocks and tables and a barbecue. There’s also a ping-pong table, a small area to park and camp and a large garden to enjoy.

Owner:  Sandra

FOR SALE: House & Turn-Key Business in Ayampe

Otra Ola Surf & Yoga School in Ayampe Ecuador is For Sale!

This profitable business and house – with a successful online marketing presence – is now for sale. 
Otral Ola is debt-free, with diverse operations, and a well-established brand.

Perfect for anyone interested in a turn-key operation with plenty of potential to grow.

45Villas Los Olivos

Los Olivos is high-end hotel on the other side of the E15 highway from town. They have 6 or 7 rooms and a pool on site.

These are 4-star accommodations with views of the mountains and a sun terrace. Rooms have private bathrooms with shower and free toiletries, air conditioning and a desk. Some rooms have a patio.

Owner:  Jenica and Magnolia

46El Campito Art Lodge

The El Campito is a big lodge across the street from town. It’s a beautiful property that covers about 5 acres with 9 cabins beside the Ayampe river.

It’s a bit more expensive to stay there than some of the other places in town, with each cabana having its own private jacuzzi. There’s a pool, a pool table and games area, and a small snake bowl to skateboard in.

The restaurant serves local coastal food. They have plenty of areas throughout the property with hammocks and places to relax and hang out.

Owner:  Mono