CASA WF Guesthouse 

San Jacinto, La Boca, Manabi,Ecuador!

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Frequently Asked Questions

We try to anticipate questions you might have about our guesthouse/area and provide the answers here. If you need additional information send e-mail to williamsandfranks@gmail.com.

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Which airport should I fly into?

Airport Information:

The closest airport to Casa WF is the Eloy Alfaro International Airport in Manta. Airport code MEC. Flights connect from Quito to Manta. Airlines that service Manta are TAME and Avianca.

Manta Airport is 45 minutes from our guesthouse. We can help arrange transportation to and from the airport. The airport also has rental car companies; we recommend Avis.

Guayaquil (Jose Joaquin de Olmedo International Airport) would be the next closest airport. Airport code GYE. Guayaquil does have non stop service to the United States and is an easy drive to our guest house. Guayaquil is a 3 hour drive to our guest house. This airport has all major rental car companies and we can also help to reserve car service to our guest house.

Quito is the capital and offers flights around the world. This airport is Mariscal Sucre International Airport and the airport code is UIO. Quito is a 5 to 7 hours commute to our guest house. You can make flight connections to Manta from Quito. If you need to overnight in Quito we can help with accommodations at the airport.

If you have questions about airports and car service please feel free to contact us for assistance.


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What is the average weather for San Jacinto?

 

SAN JACINTO AVERAGE WEATHER BY MONTH

 

Month Temperature °F Average Rainfall (mm) Average snow days Average Fog days
Average Absolute Daily Monthly
max min max min
January
83.3
74.1
93.2
66.2
2.3
70.8
0
0
February
83.3
74.7
91.4
66.2
1.4
38
0
0
March
83.8
74.5
91.8
52.3
3.1
94.7
0
0
April
83.7
73.9
92.8
54.5
1.7
52.2
0
0
May
83.3
73.2
93.9
53.2
2
60.7
0
0
June
81.5
71.6
110.8
66.2
2.5
76.1
0
0
July
81.0
70.7
91.4
50.5
3.9
119.5
0
0
August
80.6
70.0
93.2
50.9
4.7
144.7
0
0
September
80.6
70.3
93.2
64.4
1.8
53.3
0
0
October
80.8
70.9
100.8
64.6
2.4
74.2
0
0
November
81.7
71.2
89.6
60.6
2.3
70.5
0
0
December
82.2
72.7
91.8
61.5
2.7
83.3
0
0

 

 


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How to arrive to Casa WF by bus? Helpful Bus Information

Arriving by bus:
You can take a bus to San Jacinto, we are located at the furthest point South at " La Boca" on Avenida Quito Sur, approximately 1 mile South of the center of the village. The nearest bus stop to our location is on the Southern outskirts of the village at the "Sol y Mar Hostal" sign, get off the bus and walk to the ocean, turn left at the end of the road and continue to the boca. CasaWF is the last house. Locals say: " casa ultima" the walk time is approximately 20 minutes from center or highway.

All the buses running the Guayaquil-Portoviejo-Bahía de Caráquez route, and pass San Jacinto. To Bahía de Caráquez is a 25 minute trip. Bahía, buses operate regularly to Quito (8 hr., $8), Guayaquil (6 hr., $5), and locations all around the region. On all of these routes, the fancier Ejecutivo buses also run, which will cost around $1-2 more than the regular service.

Reina del Camino: KM. 2.5 VIA PORTOVIEJO-MANTA TELF: (05) 2695 – 818

COACTUR Phone: (05) 2934291

All buses coming into Bahía de Caráquez stop by the monument at the Malecón end of Ascázubi street before going back to their offices. Departing buses never go to the center. Coactur and Reina del Camino bus offices are located on Malecón 1600. To Guayaquil, 5 hrs. Ejecutivo (executive), 3 buses daily. Ticket value around US$4.80. Regular service every hour. Ticket value around US$3,20. To Quito, 6 hrs. ejecutivo, one bus daily. Ticket value around US$6, 20. Regular, 8 hrs. 3 buses daily. Ticket value around US$4.70. To Esmeraldas, 8 hrs. Ticket value around US$6, 00. To Puerto López, You must go to Portoviejo or Jipijapa and change buses there. To Manta, 3 hrs. Ticket value around US$2, 20, every hour. To Santo Domingo de los Colorados, 4 to 4 1/2 hrs. Ticket value around US$3, 20. To Portoviejo, 2 hrs. Ticket value around US$1, 20. Buses available every hour.


1.

Cash, Debit Card, or Credit card?

 Ecuadorian currency is the US Dollar, which is handy. Just be prepared that you might encounter troubles when you want to take money out of an ATM with your credit card.

Other machines will not let you take out big amounts, so you might need to take out US$ 100 three times instead of US$ 300 once. Please remember you may pay fees on top of each interaction. Check with your bank before traveling. Some smaller towns/villages will also not have ATMs/banks. We do have a bank in the center of San Jacinto. We have not had problems. Only during holiday weekends the ATM may run out of money until Monday.

We would recommend bringing cash with you. Only bring small bills. Nothing over $20.00 bills. This is much easier when buying food or products around town. Credit cards are accepted at large stores in the bigger cities. Not really in our area.

Also, please remember to contact your bank prior to traveling to add travel notes so you will not have troubles while traveling and using your debit card.


Language- Can I get by with only speaking English?

You will indeed find many Ecuadorians who speak English, and those who do, speak it very well, too, but you cannot rely on that.

Make sure you have a cheat-sheet with the most useful words and phrases, or bring a little dictionary (you can install one as an app on your phone). And then wing it. We experienced Ecuadorians to be really relaxed about us trying to speak our best Spanish. Please try to communicate in Spanish. They understand and will slow down to help you.


1.

Packing Tips for Ecuador

If you plan on exploring the country (which you should!), then you’ll want to pack for four seasons because you’ll probably encounter most of them in a single day, especially in the mountains. The coast is much more temperate. Bring swimwear, light jacket/sweater, wear light colors (due to the sun can be hot), shorts, flip flops, water shoes, and GOOD walking shoes for sand.

Don't forget sun screen and sun glasses. I would also recommend a light scarf for your neck and a hat to help with the sun.


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Map of Manabi Ecuador


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Recommended Properties in Ecuador

If you travel south of Manta and looking for a great place to stay in Olon check out Rincon d Olon! They offer suited and studio apartments on the beach! For more information please go to their website: http://www.rinconolon.ec/