Puerto Cayo : Ecuador


What It Is Like to Retire in Puerto Cayo

Pueto Cayo is a small fishing village with a population of approximately 5,000 on the coast of Ecuador, in the province of Manabi. The town features beautiful beaches, and is bordered by Machalilla National Park so that residents can enjoy both the perfect spot to watch the migration of humpback whales, or view howler monkeys in the nearby jungle. Pueto Cayo is not developed as a tourist destination as of yet, but is becoming more popular with expats due to great climate, beaches, fishing, a peaceful environment and natural beauty.

Where to Retire in Puerto Cayo and Home Prices

Puerto Cayo offers many homesites for sale with varying prices according to location, waterfront lots are of course higher priced. New housing communities are being developed, and offer villas and single family homes with prices ranging from about $100,000, to beautiful homes on the beach priced in the $millions. (There is a private co-op farm for wealthy expats here, see link at left).

What Is Special about Puerto Cayo

The miles of sandy beaches, great fishing, snorkeling, jungles and eco-farms all make Puerto Cayo special.

What Is Not Special about Puerto Cayo

Other than beaches and fishing, there is not much here, Puerto Cayo is underdeveloped, there are a few small shops for basic needs.

Who Will Like Retirement in Puerto Cayo

Expats who are looking for a beautiful retirement spot on the ocean with great fishing, snorkeling, hiking, and farms for fresh fruits and vegetables, may enjoy this quiet retirement spot.

Local Economy Is Driven by

Fishing has always been important to the community, as is agriculture.

Climate and Physical Environment

Puerto Cayo has a tropical climate with an average temperature of 77 degrees year-round.

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

There are a few restaurants here, and Puerto Cayo is known for whale watching, jungle tours and eco-farm tours.


The crime rate here is low.

Medical Facilities

There is a local hospital, and the town has a 911 emergency system.


The nearest airport is in Guayaquil.

Valuable Links

Official Guide to Puerto Cayo

What people are saying about Puerto Cayo

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