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5 places you should visit on the Ecuadorian coast

Ecuador is considered the country of the 4 worlds because of the cultural, climatic and gastronomic diversity that each one of the natural regions possesses. On this occasion we will talk about the Ecuadorian coast, which is one of the largest natural regions of the country. It is bathed by the Pacific Ocean with extensive beaches in addition to a little known cloud forest with a varied flora and fauna. In this guide we will show you the best destinations of the Ecuadorian coast.

1. Puerto López

It is a small coastal town that is located in the province of Manabí, which is known for being a place where you can observe the mating ritual of humpback whales, which migrate from Antarctica in the warm months from June to November. Make tours to other places such as Isla Salango, where you can find a mini Galapagos where blue footed boobies live and there is a very extensive marine fauna where you can snorkel.

Puerto Lopez sunset
Puerto Lopez sunset

2. – The Frailes

It is a beach that is within the Machalilla National Park has white sand and a turquoise seabed, which makes it a paradise beach is the perfect place to rest you can also explore the surroundings and explore more the dry forest.

Los Frailes
Los Frailes

3- Montañita

This is the ideal destination if you are a lover of nightlife and surfing, here you can find the best atmosphere since the mountaineering discus are considered the best in the region is also a mandatory destination for many travelers who travel through South America.

Montañita
Montañita

4. – Bola de oro 

Located inside the Machalilla National Park, the gold ball trail begins in Puerto López in the Pindal community. There you can find a large amount of flora and fauna typical of a cloud forest. You can also practice community tourism and horseback riding in the area.

Bola de oro
Bola de oro

5. – Guayaquil

It is the most inhabited and chaotic city of Ecuador, but you can also find emblematic places such as the Malecon 2000, the Santa Ana hill where you must ascend the 400 steps to be able to see the entire city from a lighthouse. Another interesting site is the Centenary Park in the center of the city that is home to several land iguanas that are very friendly to tourists.

Cerro Santa Ana
Cerro Santa Ana

 

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