Manabi - A paradisiacal Beach (Part # 1 – Los Frailes beach and Mantaraya Lodge)
In Manabi, one of Ecuador’s 24 provinces, you will find magnificent beaches, breathtaking mountains, mighty rivers and of course its charming people, who look forward to each sunrise with a smile. Manabi’s beauty cannot be limited to or described in just one word. Manabi’s allure lies in its diversity that presents various experiences in one single location.
Surely you have heard about a practically paradisiacal-like beaches where nature shows its splendor in the soft texture of the sand, which beautifully contrasts the intense blue of the water, the cliffs that surround it and, in its harmony it has with the dry forest, that translates into an ode to the fauna and endemic flora of the area.
The famous beach called ¨Los Frailes¨ is part of the Machalilla National Park, the perfect pristine backdrop for any vacation. When visiting, tourist interact with nature, and are able to enjoy the sea without distractions. One can even choose to walk to a scenic viewpoint, where you will get one of the best views of this wonderful place. If you’re lucky and are visiting between the months of June to September, you are likely to spot some humpback whales swimming near the horizon. If you are ready to dive in the sea, you can enjoy a nice swim in what is considered one of the most beautiful beaches in all of mainland Ecuador.
When returning from the beach, after a warm day, the best oasis to rest in is Mantaraya Lodge. What distinguishes this hotel is this hotel is the stillness of the place in which it is located, and the grandiose view it proudly boasts. In fact, upon arrival, you will certainly want to enjoy a cocktail in the pool or jacuzzi while watching the sun fall over the sea. Mantaraya Lodge works closely with the nearby community, contributing to the economic, touristic development of the area and ecological sustainability.
The lodge is located five minutes from Puerto Lopez and has a capacity for 50 guest. It has single, double, triple and quadruple or quintuple (for big families) room to give to their guest a comfortable experience. The location of the lodge is ideal and strategic as you can enjoy the tranquility while still being able to participate of Puerto Lopez’s surrounding activities.