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We have different concepts: monthly stays (1 to 3 months), short stay (minimum 10 days), and long term stay (up to 6 months). Have a look below for reservation conditions, prices, accommodation, and what staying at Punta la Barca entails.

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Short Stay

10 days to 3 weeks

Ideal if you want to start with a try-out. Possible to prolong on the spot as long as availability allows.

Monthly Stay

10 days to 3 weeks

Ideal if you want to start with a try-out. Possible to prolong on the spot as long as availability allows.

Long term Stay

10 days to 3 weeks

Ideal if you want to start with a try-out. Possible to prolong on the spot as long as availability allows.

We have 1/3 of the spots open at reduced cost for travelers with less privilege. Write to us if you think you might benefit from this. Please understand that they are limited.


Punta la Barca has 6 private rooms and 2 houses. You can choose to stay either in a room or in a house. The prices in yellow are for stays in rooms, a house comes with an extra cost of $200 monthly. Travelers with kids get priority to stay in the houses.

All prices are in usd.
Bring your own toiletries and towel, this is not provided.

Our rooms

Our rooms are private and basic. All rooms have a bed, desk and cloth shelves. Three rooms have a private toilet (assigned on number of travelers and first come principle). Hot water flower showers are just outside the rooms. Each room has a fridge and box for private food in the shared kitchen.

Our houses

Private and complete with their own kitchen, toilet, shower, 2 bedrooms and terrace. The houses are close to the common areas.

All stays in Punta la Barca include:

Daily home-made breakfast (local, varies with the day) Weekdays cooking – together dinner (monday-thursday). Ingredients are provided, cooking is shared.

Water, electricity, drinking water, gas

Common kitchen with fridge and dry space to store and cook your own food.

Hot outdoors showers under the flowers and with company of birds and an iguana.

Weekly cleaning of the rooms & bed sheet change.

We do a weekly communal cleaning together for common areas.

Two cowork areas (inside/semi-outside) accessible 24/7 50 mbps fiberglass internet, solar back-up for power outages.

Two surf board, two body boards, beach field (tennis/volley), juggling materials, imagination area, bonfire, cards games, guitar.

Free try-out kitesurf/surf (monthly + stays, others 35$)

We pick you up in Manta airport/ bus terminal (monthly+ stays, others 15$)

Intention at Punta la Barca

Living at Punta la Barca is a lot more than staying at the beach. It is envisioning and taking steps towards a more fair and sustainable world, together. Punta la Barca is and builds on being:


A place to rediscover the benefits of community that we have lost in modern western life, honoring the power of living together.


A place to try out steps towards a more sustainable way of living for the planet


Part of the local community, conscious about our privileged position. We do not have a for-profit goal: all extra is directed towards our role in the local community.

Spanish Conversation & Immersion

A lighthearted spanish class for travelers eager to improve by immersion.

When: Three times a week in the mornings for 1 hour.

Cost: 25$ weekly (private one person)/15$ weekly per person (in group 2-5 persons)


From surf trips, national parks, full moon beach bonfire, whale watching, making a chair from an old surfboard, finding octopuses with Juan’s dad to cooking together.. you’re always invited to join in.

When, what and how: shaped by the current group of guests. 

Cost: Depending on the activity

Child Care

A local takes care of your kids at Punta la Barca while you’re busy. Only in Spanish. Possible to share with other travelers. 

When: Flexible

Cost: $5 for 2 hours. 

Cu soon 🤙! Inge & Juan Andrés