A Beautiful City
Our offices are located in the beautiful waterfront city of “La Villa de San Antonio de Caráquez”, which is known simply as Bahía de Caráquez or Bahía, just 55 minutes south of Vista Pacifica.
The city is located on a sandy peninsula on the country’s western coast at the mouth of the Río Chone. It has seen significant development during the last 15 to 20 years, particularly because it has become a vacation destination for people from Quito and Guayaquil.
Typical Bahia sights
Bahía became an Ecocity on February 23, 1999. The city features the world’s first certified-organic shrimp farm.
Across the Rio Chone is the city of San Vicente. Locals cross the river by bridge and boat. The bridge was completed as of November 2010.
Bahia differs greatly from the neighboring San Vicente. Featuring great condominiums and hotels the city is a popular tourist destination for the wealthy.
The city also boasts a well-known archeological museum, which displays artifacts found in Manabi from very different periods. The collection includes statues from the Valdivia culture as well as several other lesser-known historical communities.
You find larger stores, a wide selection of restaurants and a hospital where emergency care can be dispensed to the local and expat communities.