Guide of the best beaches in Ecuador

The coast of Ecuador are bathed by the Pacific Ocean with about 560km of beaches, many of them are not completely inhabited so if you are looking for relaxation and peace this is your best option in this guide we give you to know the best beaches of Ecuador.

1.-Galapagos Islands

Each island of the Galapagos has paradisiacal beaches, but Tortuga Bay stands out on Santa Cruz Island, whose white sands bring hundreds of sea turtles to lay their eggs, the beaches of Isla Isabela, where sea lions and iguanas rest on the seashore and the red sands of the beaches of Isla Rábida, where it is possible to dive among sea lions, rays and dolphins.

Tortuga bay

2-Playa los Frailes

In the middle of the dry forest that forms the Machalilla National Park is the Playa de los Frailes that has white sand and calm waters, which is surrounded by cliffs, forests and rock formations. Another attraction is the trails where you can cross the tropical forest where you can reach a viewpoint and see the landscape .

Los Frailes

3-Puerto Cayo

It is a quiet fishing village known for its white sand beaches and intense blue waters, with constant waves that commonly congregate athletes who come to surf and other water sports. In front of the beach is the Pedernales Islet, a privileged dive site for diving and snorkeling in a blanket of white coral. In their surroundings you can find beautiful natural scenarios, among which are wet and dry forests, mountains and trails that are interned by waterfalls. It is also considered a strategic point for the sighting of humpback whales that arrive between June and September.

Ballenas -Puerto Cayo


A paradisiacal beach with white sand, is characterized by having the best waves for surfing, also has a very busy nightlife. If you like extreme sports this is the ideal place for you as you can practice paragliding from the cliffs or take walks along the coast.


In the northern part of the Ecuadorian coast, Mompiche is a beach of fine sand and big waves surrounded by a lush tropical forest. Here you will find a cozy fishing village with wooden houses where there are a number of restaurants with seafood and products from the area.



If you are a lover of the party and the nightlife this is your ideal destination Montañita has the best nightclubs and bars of the South Pacific coast here the party until dawn at a very affordable price. It is a mandatory stop for backpackers and adventurers looking to live to the fullest.



This city is considered one of the most important spas in Ecuador, with beaches that are always popular and extend over 15 kilometers, some like Chipipe Beach with a gentle wave for bathing and others like Playa de San Lorenzo, with big waves, ideal for surfing. It is also remarkable Playa Chocolatera, with gray sands, considered the best beach in the area to practice water sports.


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