Mirador San Jose
Source: Mirador San Jose website
Villa Nautica is located on the Mirador San Jose. Directly on the site of Mirador San Jose, you will find swimming, parks, private club, beach, tennis, soccer, biking, hiking and games for children and excursions to the dry tropical forest.
Water Sports: Directly at Playa San Jose, paragliding, para sailing, surfing, and fishing.
Fauna / Flora: The immediate area of Mirador San Jose is part of a dry forest, with a fauna and flora exclusive to this type of micro climate. Guided tours are available to learn about the native species of the area.
Nearby, less than 20 km To the south, the Machalilla National Park begins, where we find 3 types of forest,dry, transient and wet. Each of these areas contain species of plants and animals, that are unique to each of these areas. One kilometre north begins Pacoche National Reserve, where you will can have guided tours in the tropical wet forest of this protected park. You can see bamboo, monkeys and other wildlife and lush flora. Briefly, on the coast of Manta , you will cross micro climates, and vegetation, and wildlife, can change dramatically within a radius of a few kilometres.
From Abroad- There are currently two possibilities of international airports in Ecuador: Quito or Guayaquil. From Quito you need to take another flight to Manta on the coast, which is only around 30 minutes. From Guayaquil Mirador San Jose is located about 175 km north from Guayaquil. Mirador San Jose is located at Km 607 on the Ruta del Spondylus highway, also known as the “route of the sun.”
Airfare Cost- International flights from the Canadian cities of Montreal or Toronto average about $800.00-$1,200.00 between low and high season. The flight is approximately 6.30 hours. Currently there is no direct flights to Ecuador from Canada. You must connect in the United States. Air Canada currently has a flight to Bogota, Columbia where you would need to get a connecting flight to Ecuador. Flying through the U.S. is a better and more convenient option. Delta Airlines has some excellent prices and frequent arrivals and departures. There is some rumour that Manta will be hosting international flights in 2012 or 2013.
Nearby Services– The main important city close to Mirador San Jose is Manta, with nearly 300,000 population and growing. Manta has all the necessary services such as: supermarkets, construction supplies, shopping malls, restaurants, car rental, hotels, universities and colleges, private and public hospitals etc. Manta is an important economic and financial hub for the area, and continues to prosper with new citizens from abroad and locally. If you wish for something a little closer, than Puerto Cayo is only a 10 minute drive to the south of Mirador San Jose.You can purchase some essential foods, fresh fish, fruit and vegetables.
Calle del Pacifico Norte, Manabi, Ecuador
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