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Punta La Barca Coliving Company

Punta La Barca

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Price from $446 / month

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Punta la Barca is a small colive-cowork community of digital nomad, slow travelers and nomad families at the Ecuadorean coast.

Connect with different backgrounds, perspectives and lifestyles. Focus on your flow/project/work. Slow down. Go kitesurf every windy day. Spot whales (juny-september). Enjoy deserted beaches. Learn spanish. Share cooking and food. Experience what life is like for an ecuadorean fishing family. Discover the best of nature and culture around together with locals. Grow together towards a sustainable, equal and free world ❤🤗🙃

Practical Information:
Fiberglass internet: 11 megabytes per second; we offer faster internet at an additional cost
Small community of easy-going nomads
Private rooms, dorm, private house and camping
Free local breakfast, shared cooking, common kitchen
At the beach of Santa Marianita, kitesurf and surf closeby
Beach and village are safe (should not have fear of dogs though)
Easy access to fruits and vegetables
20 minute drive to Manta city, connected with public transport. Manta has a national airport.
We often organize ourselves to take trips around
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Yann G Mar 2021

This place is probably one of the best for whale observation. The house is well maintained and the owners are super welcoming. A must go to.

Irene G Feb 2021

My husband, our six-year-old daughter, and I stayed at Punta La Barca for almost one month. What really sets this place apart from others is the community feeling of this place. We got to know many members of Juan's family while we were there. His mother, Ana, makes breakfasts, and she even taught me how to make a few dishes as I love cooking. Inge is one of these people that really like meeting people and getting to know them and make them feel comfortable. We connected easily and it was a joy to have the hosts and other guests around to interact with and do activities together. It is easy to get fresh fruits and vegetables, as there are trucks that come by every day selling them right outside your door. A short walk to a store in the village supplies all of the other necessities for cooking. If you want a specialty item (like rice/almond milk, or nut butter) you can find them at the big mall in Manta (a 30-minute drive away). The beach is a short walk away which is nice for swimming, boogie boarding, or surfing. The kitesurf school is a 40-minute walk away. While we were there if the wind was just right we were able to catch a ride with someone else from the house who was going there to kitesurf. The Internet is fast. There are cell phone towers nearby. During the rainy season (starts in January) it is common to lose power for an hour or so when it rains. You can create a hot spot using your cell phone if you are working from there and need to stay connected while the power is out. They do have backup internet too. This is a great place to slow down, enjoy community, and the safe, quiet feeling of Santa Marianita. We just left and are already hoping to return again sometime this next year.

rubenzam Z. Oct 2020

A perfect coliving place to stay

Christa G. Mar 2020

It is a very nice coliving hostel, nice and helpfully stuff. I felt very welcome!
a quite beach and peaceful place without many tourists. Unfortunately the room where we slept wasn't very clean tho.. some animals feces felt at our bed at night,two times.. there wasn't a mosquito protection :/

Elisabet S Nov 2019

Ideal for families. Close, familiar, friendly, quiet.

Carlos B. Oct 2019

Beautiful elevated view from where you can see the whales very easily, excellent service and a very good family atmosphere !! All built with bamboo! Great place...

Jason S. Sep 2019

Fantastic place to relax, get some work done and just enjoy the simple things. Great setup for digital nomad types with 2 very nice work areas and good internet. Awesome beach for kitesurfing too.

Andreas B. Sep 2019

I stayed for two weeks and liked it a lot. The shower is very warm. The view is amazing, you really can see the Wales there. I was even lucky enough to see some dolphins. Even though it was in August (cloudy season) I had around 4 to 5 sunny days per week. I can recommend it and would come again.

Adrian L. Sep 2019

This place is awesome. It is right on the beach, while I was here I saw whales almost everyday, the internet is great, and Inge and Juan are awesome. I really can’t recommend this place enough. It is the perfect place to relax. The town is a bit small but it has the basics. Also you can take kite surfing lessons and you aren’t too far from two national parks. I had an amazing time.

Colin F Feb 2019

Awesomeness .. wonderful coliving experience, we stayed a week and wish it was a month.