La Jungla Mompiche - Kiribati Beach Bungalow

Entire home hosted by Amy

  1. 4 guests
  2. 1 bedroom
  3. 2 beds
  4. 1 bath
Furry friends welcome
Bring your pets along for the stay.


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Right on the Pacific Ocean, the Kiribati Bungalow is a slice of eco-tropical paradise that aims to provide the perfect blend of laid-back beach life and rustic jungle character. With incredible ocean views from your balcony (and your pillow), a full kitchen, open-air bamboo architecture, and artisan details throughout -- this is Mompiche, just the way we like it.

The space
Custom-built 2-story oceanfront bungalow in one of Ecuador's most lush and authentic coastal villages. The tiny fishing village of Mompiche has only recently been "discovered" for its world-class surfing point-- laying claim to the longest warm-water left in South America. As a result, it still retains much of the rich Afro-ecuadorian culture that makes Esmeraldas Province such a memorable experience for visitors. Nestled at the end of a sweeping crescent bay and surrounded by the jungles of Mache-Chindul Ecological Reserve, adventures for nature-lovers abound.

Exuding tropical character, the Kiribati Beach Bungalow has a full kitchen, private bath with open-air shower, cozy living and dining areas, and oceanfront deck with an oversized bamboo couch and Mompiche's best view of the point. Kiribati comfortably sleeps three in the upstairs bedroom (*accessed via a treehouse-style bamboo ladder rather than traditional stairs), and can squeeze in a fourth guest on the smaller single bed down below that doubles as a couch during the day. Ocean views without lifting your head from the pillow!

*Please note that parts of Kiribati give the feel of open-air living due to its unique architectural design; this is most notable in the big kitchen window above the sandy street that runs behind the beach (see photos).

Where you'll sleep

What this place offers

Bay view
Ocean view
Beach access – Beachfront
Free street parking
Pets allowed
Private patio or balcony
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm
Unavailable: Smoke alarm

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Where you’ll be

Mompiche, Esmeraldas, Ecuador

Situated at end of Mompiche's largely undeveloped Malecon, with what is hands-down the best view of its surf point and crescent bay, Kiribati offers an idyllic location for your stay. Watch the artisan fishing boats coming and going from your balcony, contemplate the waves without lifting your head from the pillow, or hang out with fellow adventurers at next-door Punto de Encuentro bar/surf gathering spot-- this is beach life in Mompiche.

*For guests sensitive to noise, please note that as along the entire Ecuadorian coast, street noise can be unpredictable - we provide earplugs just in case for the light sleepers out there.

Hosted by Amy

  1. Joined in October 2014
  • 384 Reviews
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We are an Ecuadorian-Californian family in love with what makes the tropics so amazing: abundant nature, friendly people, the ocean, the jungles, and a slower pace of life. Currently living in Mexico but intrinsically rooted to Mompiche, Amy is a conservation biologist, travel addict, serial mom, and global citizen. Sons Kai, Kingston, and Reef Maverick are a happy tribe of full-throttle boys that could teach us all a thing or two about how to best squeeze the juice out of life. We welcome you to our sweet little corner of the planet.
We are an Ecuadorian-Californian family in love with what makes the tropics so amazing: abundant nature, friendly people, the ocean, the jungles, and a slower pace of life. Current…

During your stay

Our on-site manager Roger, aka "Cloro" as per Mompiche nomenclature, is available to interact with guests as much, or as little, as they like. We try to create a friendly, inclusive, and helpful "community" type vibe in all of our rentals.
  • Languages: English, Bahasa Indonesia, Español
  • Response rate: 90%
  • Response time: within an hour
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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: After 2:00 PM
Checkout: 12:00 PM
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed

Health & safety

Airbnb's COVID-19 safety practices apply
No carbon monoxide alarm
No smoke alarm
Nearby lake, river, other body of water
Heights without rails or protection

Cancellation policy