Vistamar offers first rate surf and yoga retreats within the confines of rustic beauty and modern comforts coupled with exquisite cuisine & ocean views!
Matteo is your friendly host and surf guru. He has two decades of surf experience, lifeguard training and years of experience teaching surfing from surf camps in San Diego to private and group lessons here in Ecuador and Peru. He's here to make sure you have a good time and ensure your safety, provide tips, water safety and local condition information, and pinpoint the best conditions and take you to the best breaks the Ecuatorial Pacific has to offer.
Mariano is our friendly, bilingual surf instructor with two decades of surfing and a decade of instructing experience. With several years here in Ayampe, he has an intimate knowledge of the nuances of this beach, which translates into you having a productive surf experience!
Lucile is a certified yoga and sup yoga teacher with experience in Yin & restorative, Vinyasa, Hatha and power yoga. She has led yoga and surf retreats and has worked in many studios around the world including London, Tanzania, Colombia, Ecuador and Morocco. Lucile creates an environment that is both relaxed and relaxing to help condition the body for surfing and stretch post surf. Her classes incorporate breath work, meditation, and asanas with maximum hands on assists and modifications to accommodate different levels. Lucile’s classes are both fun and relaxing with an emphasis on the breath
from Switzerland, February 2021
"An amazing week in Paradise"
We loved the food that was just downright excellent, the yoga classes (Marissa is amazing!), surf classes, the hospitality, the room( was super clean and lovely - fresh sheets all 3 days and fresh towels all day if you want), the deck with hammocks, chairs and possibility to meditate, do sports of any kind or read is more than awesome and in general the atmosphere was fun, caring and genuinely familial.
thank you Matteo for so much effort to make this week the luxury exception were were treating ourselfs with!
from United States, February 2021
"Great Solo trip"
Matteo was an incredible host & he's built a beautiful retreat. Matteo was attentive to every detail/need- he made this a fun, relaxing & adventurous vacation for me. Ayampe is very simple, set in a beautiful, undisturbed location on the ocean. Vistamar is only a very short walk from beach. It has the 3 floor yoga platform w beautiful views of Pacific. Rooms are very large & mine had large sitting area in front of bedroom. Beds are comfortable & have mosquito nets. I loved the rain shower, hot & cold water w great pressure. I spent time in the relaxing hammock & chair swing watching the sunset.
There's a sitting area on main level, surrounded by beautiful flowers. There's a large dining table & local chefs prepare delicious meals w locally sourced fresh ingredients, including beautiful presentations. It was a treat to eat healthy- so much fruit, guacamole, fish, meat, etc. Breakfasts were mouth watering (pics)
My week at Vistamar was a treat, very hard to leave. Matteo organized yoga daily, surf lessons, massage, boat trip, snorkeling & special trip to Isla de Planta. He thought of every detail & ensured I enjoyed myself. I was able to get an insight into the local culture and people. He is very active in community. His passion for Ecuador, Ayampe & the people have made positive impacts upon the area and those who visit. Vistamar attracts a diverse group of people and I truly enjoyed meeting so many friendly and interesting guests and locals from various backgrounds.