Homes and Land for Sale in Puerto López
LiveTheLifeinEcuador | June 1, 2015
Located on the central coast of Ecuador is Puerto López, a fishing village hugging a long crescent of creamy sanded bay in Manabí Province. One of the coastal communities along the famous Ruta Del Sol scenic highway, Puerto López offers a rustic, small-town atmosphere with numerous recreational opportunities. In recent years, the town has gradually turned into a favored vacation destination and potential retirement place, attracting plenty of international tourists and expats who prefer the quiet, laidback ambience that Puerto López provides.
Aside from fishing, ecotourism is another of Puerto López’s major draws, with the town’s beautiful natural setting acting as a focal point for nature enthusiasts and environmentalists. The town is just on the outskirts of the Parque Nacional Machalilla forest preserve, with its lush vegetation, white beaches, unique wildlife, and archaeological sites. To the north is Los Frailes Beach Park, an enclosed beach area with a nature trail and three individual beaches, while a little bit off to the northwest part of the Pacific Ocean lies Isla de la Plata, often called the “Poor Man’s Galapagos.” Home to many species of sea birds, it’s surrounded by coral reefs and the waters around it offer rare sightings of whales, dolphins, turtles, and even manta rays.
Your Puerto López Real Estate Options
Homes in Puerto López are mostly single-family residences ranging from quaint cottages and beach homes to Italian-style villas and simple two-story condos. While most of the houses have that rustic architectural style that include a mix of concrete, stone, wood, thatched walls and roofing, newer homes in upcoming developments sport Spanish, Mediterranean and modern contemporary influences in design.
FOR SALE! Over 300 square meters on Puerto Lopez malecon $299,000
Should you prefer to build your dream home from scratch, you can avail of land and lots that are perfect for new construction. Most homes provide direct access to the beach and have spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean, with prices that are considerably less that what you’d expect from similar homes found in the United States.