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Los Suenos del Mar Resort
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Puerto Cayo
Reviewed July 15, 2012

Our family of five stayed at Los Suenos del Mar Resort for a full week. The staff and owners were all very kind and responsive to our needs. The resort includes many amenities that our children enjoyed: pool table, clean swimming pool, access to movies and television in the lobby, and a beautiful stretch of deserted beach! The resort also offered tours and surf lessons. It was easy to access busier centers in the nearby area. Puerto Cayo was a half hour walk up the beach, or a $2 taxi. Puerto Lopez was just a half hour by bus.
The food at the resort restaurant was always delicious, as well as reasonably priced. We learned to go to the sea-side restaurant and order before we were hungry, as things were freshly made and took a good deal of time, especially if the restaurant was busy. The wait was always worth it!
After leaving Los Suenos, we continued south along the coast, staying in Puerto Lopez and Las Tunas; we didn't find another hotel as clean, friendly, and fun as Los Suenos, until we reached Montanita.
We highly recommend Los Suenos del Mar to travelers who want to get away from noisy towns, to relax and enjoy the gardens and tranquility of an ocean-front hotel.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with family
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2  Thank Amanda M
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Reviewed July 2, 2012

We spent 43 days traveling the coast of Ecuador. Stayed in very new condos near the beach and right on the beach. Hotels that were right on the Malacon, the street between the beach and hotel, with great views. But of all places we stayed, Los Suenos del Mar was by far the best. It was so nice that we stayed there on two different ocassions. Once for 3 days, then two weeks later we were back there four days.The room was large, very clean, no mosquitos. Airconditioned if you want.
The restaurant had some of the best food that we had the whole trip. $7 and under. The service we receved from the entire staff was excellant. Warm water, fun surf, no rocks, just miles of sand with no people. The owners, who live near by, are very nice. Anything you need just ask them. We are so impressed with the Puerto Cayo area that we are going to retire there the end of this year from Seattle, Wa. Hope to see you there. Adios

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled as a couple
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7  Thank Danny-and-Kathy
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Reviewed July 1, 2012

We traveled up and down the coast for 6 weeks and by far, this was our favorite place. It's great- they have these comfortable chairs set up on the beach under the shade of some palapas. Sitting there, my wife and I really felt like we were in our own relaxing Corona beer commercial. Their beach is very clean and private, we rarely saw anybody else for miles in either direction. There are great waves and the water is clear and blue. If you don't feel like swimming in the ocean they have a great pool. The restaurant served excellent fresh local fish and shrimp Ecuadorian dishes. The staff was extremely friendly and would bring our food and cold beers to us right on the beach. We found the rooms to be very clean, comfortable and reasonably priced. The sound of the waves put us to sleep every night. Los Suenos del Mar Resort is located just minutes from Puerto Cayo - a fun little Ecuadorian vacation/ fishing town with very friendly people and restaurants right on the beach. It's in a great central location, within 45 minutes in any direction there are a lot fun things to see and do. The owners of the hotel are an American couple that are very friendly and willing to share their knowledge about Ecuador. They even set us up with a private guided tour and within minutes of the hotel we were in the jungle hanging out with monkeys, checking out waterfalls and swimming in a clean little swimming hole. We ran out of time but there are also tours available to Isla de la Plata - the poor man's Galapagos. It's a small island you can see right off the coast in front of the resort with great snorkeling, hiking, amazing wildlife and even whales. If I could do our trip all over again I would have just stayed at Los Suenos del Mar Resort the entire time. My wife and I actually fell in love with the Puerto Cayo area so much that we purchased some property right on the beach and are planning on moving there full time!

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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5  Thank Jason L
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Reviewed June 21, 2012

Steve and I had a spectacular time. This is a great resort to stay for peace and tranquility. Plan on watching sunsets daily at the same time, and sunrises if you wish. The food is wonderful, all who work there are pleasant and helpful.
The owners went out of there way several times to make sure we had everything we needed. This is almost a "private beach setting" depending on the timeframe when you visit. We thoroughly enjoyed it. We are the adventurous type, though so we went out exploring almost everyday in nearby cities.
Depending on what you are looking for on your (vacation) adventure, this could be just the place for you!

Room Tip: If you are interested in having air conditioning, ask ahead. We had it and it was very pleasant.
  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank Dana H
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Reviewed June 14, 2012

The owners are very nice and helped us arrange for a pickup in Manta but they do not live at the resort so it is helpful to know a little bit of spanish because nobody speaks English at the resort. The beach and the setting is gorgeous and they have a nice little restaurant serving good local food at a very reasonable price. Fun day trips can also be arranged to local points of interest. Unfortunately there was a lot of loud music and partying late at night so we didn't find it very family friendly.

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled with friends
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2  Thank hgould100
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Reviewed May 28, 2012

If you’re looking for that little getaway on the beach and I do mean On the Beach you have found the perfect place to stay. Food is terrific and the beer is ice cold. Atmosphere is laid back. Soak on the beach or float in the pool.There is plenty of hot water and AC if you feel you need it. The beach looks like a post card. I spent 4 days there and wanted to stay more. Staff is excellent. Room was very clean. If you needed anything all you had to do was ask. If you want to hang out after dark and visit with other friends there are plenty of places to sit within feet of the ocean. Listen to the waves breaking or the music if you choose. Well lit up and very safe. For 3 dollars a guy in a little 3 wheel buggy will take you into the town to visit other restaurants or just to sight see and bring you back. I won't stay anywhere else when visiting the Puerto Cayo area.

Room Tip: Ask for a room closser to the beach as the room price is pretty much the same for every room except...
  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled with family
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4  Thank Ed H
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Reviewed May 22, 2012

Located just a few miles from a busy little fishing village, Los Suenos del Mar Hotel is located directly on the beach, with mountains in the background...just steps to the ocean. Quiet, but friendly atmosphere...the LSDM staff is always available and willing to courteously serve you. The food is delicious and reasonably priced. Carlos, the Chef, is a magician in the kitchen. The rooms are spacious and clean. The AC is a plus, but not always needed. We loved our stay and will be returning to visit in a few months. Will we stay at Los Suenos del Mar?...You betcha!

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled on business
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2  Thank Jo H
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Additional Information about Los Suenos del Mar Resort

Address: Ruta del Sol, Puerto Cayo 130658, Ecuador
Location: Ecuador > Manabi Province > Puerto Cayo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Casino and Gambling Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Puerto Cayo
Price Range: $39 - $68 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 48
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Quaint hotel directly on the beach with privacy. Receive personal attention and enjoy a beach vacation in South America. ... more   less 
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Los Suenos Del Mar Resort Ecuador/Puerto Cayo

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