Casa Ceibo, located in beautiful Bahía de Caráquez, may be reached both by air and by car...
International airlines arrive and depart from Quito’s international airport, Aeropuerto Internacional Mariscal Sucre. Casa Ceibo may be reached by flying from Quito or Guayaquil to Manta. Eloy Alfara Internatinal Airport in Manta is the closest airport used by commercial airlines and most private planes. Daily flights from Quito or Guayaquil to Manta are available in both the morning and afternoon with the two major airlines: Aerogal and Tame.
. The road trip takes about an hour and is an interesting way to catch a glimpse of Ecuador’s rural culture and more agrarian ways of life.
Los Perales Airport (BHA) is located in San Vicente, just across the bay from Casa Ceibo. With the new bridge across the Chone River, now connecting Bahía de Caráquez and San Vicente, travel time between this airport and the hotel is under 15 minutes. Los Perales Ariport is open for private and chartered planes, but with the new bridge providing a link between Manta and the northern coast, the Government of Ecuador is encouraging commercial service to Bahía in the near future.
• Route 1
From Quito to Mindo, Puerto Quito, Pedernales, Bahía de Caráquez.
• Route 2
From Quito to Santo Domingo, Pedernales, Bahía de Caráquez.
• Route 3
From Quito to Santo Domingo, El Carmen, Tosagua, Bahía de Caráquez.
Approximate travel time for each route: 6 hours
Of course, travel by car is available from other cities in Ecuador, but Quito is cited here because it is home to the country’s major international airport. The new bridge across the Chone River at Bahía de Caráquez eliminates a 120km/an approx. 75-mile drive around the Chone River Estuary, and links the northern and southern parts of the Manabí province with a short drive across the bay.