About the Area
No condo canyons here! Just fresh sea air, rolling hills and wide open spaces. Very much like the California coast traveling up Highway 1. Approximately 1 hour driving time from Bahia de Caraquez and 4 hours from Quito places this small fishing/farming town in a unique position for development. Beautiful beachfront and plentiful mountain vistas, many with views. All available now for far less than elsewhere along the coast.
The soon to open "Costa Jama" Golf Course has already been compared and touted as the Pebble Beach of South America.
Land and lot sales are sure to increase dramatically. Many new developments are breaking ground with much excitement.
Beautiful beaches, friendly people, good restaurants serving just off the boat seafood, and a hospital to make the Jama area a must visit destination.
Canoa is a small beach town with a distinct party vibe located about 20kms north of Bahia de Caraquez. It offers an expat community of surfers and small business owners who opted out of the rat race for a more laid back lifestyle. Additionally it is a tourism hotspot, where people tend to stick around longer than planned. This constant inflow of tourism has made Canoa a great place for those looking to open bars, restaurants,or invest in land development projects
In addition to surfing, paragliding is extremely popular here, as the hills come within 1-2 kms of the ocean. As the incoming seabreezes meet these hills, it creates outstanding lift, and one can fly for miles enjoying the beautiful coastline below.
Unlike much of the Ecuaor coastline which is lined with retirees, Canoa offers a young hip crowd, and while weekdays tend to flow by lazily, the weekends fill up and the parties last late into the night.
Pedernales is a growing fishing town that is always jumping with commercial activity, with long hilly streets leading down to the ocean. Located almost directly on the ecuator, Pedernales wide palm lined beaches have the potential to become a wonderful investment for a surprisingly low buyin. Federal funds continue to flow in to improve infrastructure, and while Pedernales remains underdeveloped it has the advantage of being the first coastal stop for those traveling to the coast from Quito. For this reason, its local tourism industry continues to grow as more beachside restaurants and hotels seem to pop up every day.
Just north in Cojimies, swaying coconut palms, wide beaches, sweeping mountain vistas, and a short scenic drive from the airport in Esmeraldas. Come visit one of Ecuador´s last untouched beaches.