Vistamar offers first rate surf and yoga retreats within the confines of rustic beauty and modern comforts coupled with exquisite cuisine & ocean views!

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7 Day Private and Flexible Yoga and Surf Camp in Ayampe

Jul | Aug | Sep | Oct | Nov | Dec, 2024
    from US$ 1,399
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    5 Day Flexible Revitalizing Yoga and Surf Camp in Ayampe

    Jul | Aug | Sep | Oct | Nov | Dec | Aug, 2024–2025
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    9 Day Flexible and Energizing Yoga and Surf Camp in Ayampe

    Jul | Aug | Sep | Oct | Nov | Dec, 2024
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      Matteo Glaser

      Juan Cordoba

      Ashley Williams


      Juli Rojas

      Reviews (12)

      Ian Good

      from United States, October 2023


      Everything about Vistamar is amazing. The people are amazing. The location, the food, the ambiance, the hospitality. It is all truly remarkable. 11/10 would recommend!

      Tracy Cooper

      from United States, January 2023

      "Extraordinary service & quality activities "

      This was an amazing yoga & surf retreat! The accommodations, food, atmosphere, activities, instructors were beyond exceptional. I highly recommend Vistamar Ayampe guesthouse! I felt like I was staying with family and didn’t want to say goodbye. Matteo & Juan put together an amazing itinerary and I had one of the best vacations of my life. I was able to relax and have amazing adventures off the beaten path. The service & location were impeccable and food, surf/yoga classes were unbelievable I will definitely be back! This place is magical!

      Sonata Reyes

      from United States, November 2022

      "Amazing experience 😍"

      First of all thank you! I was not sure where I am going at first, being that I chose the place to celebrate my birthday and thanksgiving. everything went smooth from the beginning: communication with the hosts, having a driver waiting for me at the airport to getting to the place and having all I needed and more.

      if you thinking of coming to Vistamar, think no more - that's The Place to relax, unwind and do everything you want. I felt like I was home in a day. Everyone is so nice, genuine and relaxed. Very flexible with everything! And that's a key for the best stay.

      Recommend a 150%! Even if you come for a few days, you will have a blast as long as you are up for an adventure and have open mind for experience and your surroundings ❤️Thank you!!!!

      Pompeyo Lorenzo

      from Australia, July 2022

      "Very enjoyable stay "

      Excellent location, facilities, activities and super friendly hosts and staff. Food was always delicious, surf always consistent. Very nice place to unwind and relax.

      Kavon Davis

      from United States, May 2022

      "Amazing Experience "

      This retreat was an amazing experience! Juan organized a detailed itinerary, taught me how to surf, and scheduled my

      rainforest excursion and jungle hike.. Juan was an excellent host/guide! I highly recommend this retreat!

      Vendela Leksell

      from Sweden, April 2022

      "Amazing week"

      Love the flexibility and possibility to do as you please, but at the same time not having to think and plan. Everything I needed was fixed, from forgetting my medicine in Galapagos to getting the right adaptor to charge my computer.

      I learned:

      1) to surf

      2) to appreciate yoga

      I got:

      1) to know a lot of great interesting people

      2) walk in beautiful nature

      3) amazing food everyday - fresh fish and veggies - very little oil and grease

      4) to not think and just enjoy

      5) to know a amazing little community of ayampe and the amazing vibe


      from United States, January 2022

      "Awesome week at Vistamar"

      Great guesthouse in lovely Ayampe, Matteo and Juan created a special place at Vistamar. The surf was super fun, the food amazing, and the Vistamar community made it an experience to remember. We can’t wait to be back!

      Arielle Levy

      from United States, August 2021

      "Beautiful Experience "

      From the moment I reached out to Vistamar to the moment I left they were responsive, organized, flexible, and on top of everything! The location was beautiful, food was delicious (breakfast was my favorite), activities were great, yoga felt wonderful, and everything was customized to me. They truly made me feel like part of the family! Wish I could’ve spent more time there!

      Tonya Sucher

      from United States, July 2021

      "The most memorable/beautiful experiences I’ve had traveling"

      The excursions, hospitality, food, comforts, atmosphere…everything with Vistamar definitely surpassed my expectations. Upon arrival, we received a warm welcome with a printed layout of our personal schedule for the next 5 days. Matteo did an excellent job making our agenda feel well-ordered and also leisurely. We were asked what excursions we wanted to do & our experience with yoga and surfing so that he could do his best to personalize the experience for our comfortability. He made it so that we did every single thing we wanted to do while also having time for ourselves to unwind and relax. The surfing lessons were so well done & extremely fun/attentive! Yoga was wonderful & she did a different practice every morning so it was customized to how we felt each day and/or what activities we were going to do. The food was AH-MAZING. Every single meal I was more impressed by Flor’s abilities- especially bc we eat vegan so it’s a bit of a challenge for some people to accommodate but I was blown away at the fresh cooked meals we received. On every excursion we did Matteo made sure to provide a vegan meal for us if we were going to be away from the camp that day-we always felt very taken care of by him & his team. We went boating to an Island with whale watching/snorkeling, jungle bike rides, horseback riding, etc! The place is so well equipped w/ anything you’d need & the town of Ayampe is a dreamland, I felt safe & friendly gestures wherever we went. I can’t wait to visit again!!

      Jaclyn Elizabeth

      from United States, July 2021

      "Ayampe is a magical place "

      Vistamar guesthouse is close to everything you could possibly need. The locals are so friendly. The guesthouse has extremely comfy beds, hot water, stocked fridge, fresh drinking water and everything was spotless. There are many places to lounge around and enjoy the presence of others. The amount of thought and detail in every part of the guesthouse is impressive- fans if you get hot, bug nets, extra bath towels, beach towels if you need them, extra hooks to hang your clothes. Each room is provided with locks but I did not lock my room once my entire stay because I felt as though my belongings were safe.

      If you are on the hunt for a place to stay while you are traveling this IS the spot. I’d highly recommend doing the all inclusive surf/yoga option. Regardless if you can only stay 3-4 days! It’s totally worth every penny.

      Simon Fankhauser

      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!

      Diana Flippo

      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.