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Nantu Hosteria

2 star hotel
Malecón Julio Izurieta, Puerto López, Ecuador
10 rooms
FREE Internet

Mares Ecuador

PADI 5 star dive center
Walking distance
Max 4 divers per guide

Package highlights

  • Nantu Hosteria offers excellent value with beachfront rooms, an ocean view restaurant, a pool, and a PADI dive center nearby
  • Experience a "mini-Galapagos" excursion to the Isla de la Planta, where you'll see blue-footed boobies, sea turtles and dolphins
  • Dive or snorkel with manta rays, whales (June-September), turtles, lobster, eels and many different types of fish
  • Divers get a complimentary Specialty Distinctive Dive, free underwater photos and a whole host of PADI exclusive discounts
  • After dives, refuel with a wood-fired pizza then soak in the hot tub under a sky full of stars
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Booking process


Once we receive your booking, we double check availability with the dive operator and reserve your spot


We usually get back to you within 24 hours to confirm that your booking is final


You then have 48 hours to take care of other travel arrangements. Your credit card will only be charged after that period

Payment & cancellation

Payment terms

  • Now: 0%
  • 48 hours after booking confirmation: 25%
  • 60 days before trip start: 100%

Cancellation fee

Free cancellation for 48h after confirmation

  • 5.0% of the total booking amount will be charged if you cancel more than 14 days prior to arrival
  • 55.0% will be charged if you cancel between 14 and 10 days prior to arrival
  • 100.0% will be charged if you cancel less than 10 days prior to arrival

Explore diving around the Nantu Hosteria

Dive Center


  • The Salango Island is ideal for beginners and has a spectacular coral reef with no current and low depth
  • Spot an abundance of marine life: manta rays, whales (June-September), turtles, lobster, eels and many different types of fish
  • Dive around Isla de la Plata - "the small Galapagos" - where you can sea turtles, blue footed boobies and occasionally dolphins
  • Take home a souvenir of your dives in the form of free underwater photos



Mares Ecuador is a beachfront PADI dive center offering snorkeling and diving around the Machalilla National Park.

This eco friendly dive shop is run by a friendly couple, Christina and Pablo, who are passionate about high quality diving experiences; from blowing your first bubbles to enhancing your skills.

Every PADI Traveler who dives with Mares Ecuador gets a free Distinctive Specialty, PADI Exclusive discounts on courses and tours, a complimentary dive guide and free underwater photos.

We are a PADI 5 Star RESORT, located in the heart of the Machalilla National Park, with a number of dive sites for all recreational levels, giving a wide range of possibilities for the development of initial and more advanced courses, generating more than 100 New students annually, who enjoy both the good energy of the staff, the incredible dive sites with the highest training standards so that you get a quality experience.

The Machalilla National Park has many diving sites, but the most important is the Isla de la Plata, where the site with the largest population of giant ocean stingrays in the world is located, with the possibility of sighting them in shallow waters. deep, calm, with good visibility during the season from June to September, which is enjoyed by these magnificent animals accompanied by humpback whales, turtles and moray eels.

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Dive Center Facilities

  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • Onsite Training Pool
  • Onsite Classroom
  • Adaptive Services Facility
  • Air Conditioning
  • Retail Shop
  • Waterfront Location
  • House Reef
  • Dive Boat
  • Onsite Accommodation
  • Food & Drinks
  • Parking
  • Other

Rental Equipment

  • Flashlight
  • Regulator
  • Mask & Snorkel
  • Dive Computer
  • Gauges
  • Wetsuit – Shorty
  • Wetsuit – 3Mm
  • Wetsuit – 5Mm
  • Full-Foot Fins
  • Open-Heel Fins
  • Boots
  • Children Sizes
  • Bcd
  • Aluminum Cylinders
  • Large Cylinders (15L / 100 Cu. Ft.)
  • Small Cylinders (10L / 71.2 Cu. Ft.)

PADI membership level

  • Padi 5 Star Idc Resort

Resort Amenities

Great for families

  • Board Games

Sports & Watersports

  • Snorkeling
  • Kayaking
  • Fishing
  • Pool/Snooker
  • Beach Volleyball


  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Amex
  • Discover
  • Cash (Usd)
  • Cash (Eur)
  • Cash (Local Currency)

Amenities & services

  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • Air-Conditioning

Food & drink

  • A La Carte
  • Alcohol
  • Vegetarian Food

Wellness & Relaxation

  • Hot Tub/Whirlpool/Jacuzzi


  • Lounge/Tv Area
  • Adaptive Service Facility

Resort Description

Nantu Hosteria is located in the beautiful fishing town of Puerto Lopes, just a 15 minute walk from the beachfront PADI dive center.

Its privileged location, directly on the beach, makes it the ideal place to enjoy the magic that surrounds this paradisaical part of the Ecuadorian coast, above and below the waves.

The lodge is made up of comfortable rooms with WiFi, Cable TV, air-conditioning or a a fan, private bathrooms, and hot water. There's also a pool and jacuzzi for all guests to enjoy.

Enjoy the beautiful ocean-views while having a cocktail at the onsite bar and, with a little luck, you may see a whale jumping out of the water during the sighting season. The restaurant speciliazes in homemade wood-fired pizzas - excellent fuel for diving.

How to get there


  • From Jose Joaquin Airport, it will take 3 hours to get to the hotel. From Eloy Alfaro Airport, it takes 1 hour to reach the hotel. 
  • The dive team will arrange to pick you up from the airport for an additional fee (advance notice required), or you can arrange your own transport. 
  • Check in time is 1 pm. 


  • Check out time is 12 noon. 
  • The resort can arrange to take you back to the airport for an additional fee (advance notice required), or you can arrange your own taxi. 


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