Ayampe may go down as the smallest place we’ve stayed in South America. It may even be the sleepiest. Actually, let’s just say it goes down as being both.
But you know what? We weren’t exactly complaining.
The tiny hamlet of Ayampe lays between the main highway of Ruta del Spondylus and an expanse of beach that calls for long, leisurely walks, surfing and even some snorkelling. Here you can enjoy a micro-climate unlike any other along Ecuador’s southern beach coast. It’s very warm, humid and you’d be lucky to catch a breeze anywhere other than the beach.