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The Beach

 

We recommend you start your day with a refreshing swim if the tide is high, or grab your chance to stroll along the huge reef which is left exposed when the tide recedes. Marvel at the sculptured rocks, caves and tunnels carved by the wind and the sea. Bask and frolic with the kids in the warm tide pools. Thanks to this natural breakwater, the waves roll in gently and allow for safe swimming.

 

Birdwatching

 

In the morning, awake to the cacophony of huge flocks of parrots or wild turkeys running through the underbrush.  Take a stroll to the bamboo grove or along the river. You'll see Pelicans, Frigate birds, Hummingbirds, Sandpipers, giant and tiny Kingfishers, Horneros, Parrots and Parakeets, Azulejos, Caciques, Flycatchers, Masked Tyrants,  Mot Mots, Herons, and even Ospreys escaping from the cold northern climate, just like so many of our guests.

 

Exploring

 

Discover our organic gardens, or take a hike up the hill into the dense forest. With luck you might catch a glimpse of Monkeys, an Anteater, Guanta, Armadillo, Raccoons, Wild Pigs, an Ocelot, a Boa, a Sloth, or a family of Iguanas.  Giant Turtles lay their eggs in the shelter of the bay.

 

If you have a mountain bike or sea kayak, this locale is perfect.  From June to September one can rent a boat and driver to see whales frolicking half an hour off shore.

 

If you feel you’ve had enough sun and surf, retire to your rustic cabin tucked into the tropical foliage, have a siesta or observe a fascinating variety of butterflies and birds from the hammock on your balcony.

 

Or visit our lounge where you’ll find a wide selection of books, more hammocks, and a variety of games (cards, chess, backgammon, scrabble). WiFi is available throughout Playa Escondida.

 

Enjoy a glorious sunset, sample our seasonal fare in the restaurant, then do some serious stargazing beside the campfire and see if you can pick out some of the southern constellations. We are less than half a degree north of the equator on the eightieth parallel of longitude.

 

GPS locater: Latitude N. 00-48.928

                      Longitude W. 80-00.316

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Ecological Refuge & Lodge

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PLAYA ESCONDIDA

Playa Escondida              Ecological Refuge

               

Km 10 - via Tonchigue - Punta Galera

Esmeraldas, Ecuador

Email : judithbarett@hotmail.com

Tel : +593-9-9650-6812

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