HOW TO GET HERE
The dirt road to Camarones starts between Pedernales(27 kms.)and Jama (23 kms.), where many busses pass by daily.
Walk the dirt road to Camarones and pass through the village.
Our house is by the main road which you follow from the beginning, after passing through Camarones.
If you have any doubt, ask for "La Finca de Bola", anyone there knows where is. This walk will take about 1,5 hours, but motor bikes and cars pass by and hitch hiking is common.
This shuttle leaves from Pedernales at around 8:00 am and at around 1:00 pm from in front of the store Kadefema. The costs are $1,50. You can ask Angel, the shuttle driver, to bring you any other time to Camarones, but then he charges you 25$. Angel will bring you up to the furthest spot the road allows him to. If you're lucky, right up to our door. His car is parked in front of Kadefema.
Angel Santana's phone number: 0990420814
VERY IMPORTANT: We strongly advise you to arrive during the day, as you can use the daylight in case you come walking.
CULTURAL CURIOSITY: Pedernales was a settlement of the Jama-Coaque culture, which was found by the Spaniards on the banks of the river of the same name and which preserves some ceramic remains. It is crossed by the Equator.
The mouth of the river Cojimíes is 40 km. of extension, part of it limits the provinces of Manabí and Esmeraldas.
In Pedernales a historical event was developed: in 1736 was the Geodesic Mission, commanded by Charles Marie de la Condamine, who at Punta Palmar considered the first point for measuring the arc that would determine the shape of the earth.Origin of your name
The name of Pedernales is detached from the stone "flint", which existed in large quantities in the river bed, as well as the famous emerald of the Coaque tribe.