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The La Reserva Manabi Story: A Vision of Oasis​

In June of 2012 we set out on a surf trip to Ecuador to find great waves and see what else Ecuador’s coastline has to offer.

As we traveled up and down the coast on our search for the perfect wave, we found the small surf village of Ayampe. Here were the waves we sought … but as we were surfing and looked up at the hillside, we both commented on how unique it is. This is when we decided this is going to be the place to live someday.

Ayampe is one of the few beach towns along Ecuador’s coast where a tropical rain forest meets the ocean. We had discovered a tropical oasis, and an unspoiled beach with warm waters and amazing surf.

Read on to learn more about La Reserva Manabi and how we fell love with Ayampe, Ecuador …

La Reserva Manabi is Ayampe Ecuador's oasis in the hills

We Fell in Love With the Nature, the Town, the People and Lifestyle

Ayampe offers a refreshing alternative to fast-paced living in the States.

Coming from Florida, we fell naturally into the daily routine of surfing, enjoying fresh seafood, and the relaxed, casual company of the local people, many of whom quickly became our friends.

We immediately fell in love with the nature, the town, the people and the relaxed lifestyle.  So we kept returning to Ayampe over time.

The energy is invigorating. You can feel the vibe of the land, your neighbors, and the ocean.

The Heart of the Inspiration of La Reserva Manabi is ...

As we spent more days and weeks in the town of Ayampe, we became interested in what it might be like to live here, maybe even retire here someday.

Then as we talked about it more, we decided that Ayampe’s biodiversity provided the perfect place for us to dream of, plan, and build our eco-minded community of La Reserva Manabi.

Our heart of inspiration is a community of REAL sustainability, low impact on the land, and tight integration with the surrounding nature

Our Vision

Our vision is a relaxed, friendly, and secure community filled with good people,with genuine preservation of Ayampe’s natural beauty always top of mind.

Our Goal

Our goal at La Reserva Manabi is to provide you the perfect balance between a healthy lifestyle, affordability, and a positive return on your investment.

Our #1 Priority

Our number-one priority is building a community that includes - and preserves - all of the things that attracted us to this tropical oasis on Ecuador’s coast in the first place.

We'd like to hear from people that can also appreciate the beauty of this oasis

Inquiries are welcome on current home and property availability – or, anything that comes to mind that we can help you with.