Ecuador is a wonderful place to know, it has three Regions: Coast, Highlands and Oriente. In a small space in a few hours you will be in the mountains or on the beach or in the Jungle.
We show you some points that you can visit in your free time. First we will talk about some places of the Ecuadorian Coast. We invite you to discover Coast.
The Coast of Ecuador offers fantastic beaches and beautiful cities such as Guayaquil with the Malecón, Cerro de Santa Ana, Esmeraldas beaches, Montañita among others
Malecón 2000, located in the city of Guayaquil next to the Guayas River, is an urban regeneration project of the old Malecón Simón Bolívar (2.5 km long). There you can enjoy the great monuments of Guayaquil history, such as the Hemicycle Museums, gardens, fountains, shopping malls, restaurants, bars, food courts, also the first IMAX cinema in South America, and the docks, from where you can board boats for day and night walks along the Guayas River
Santay Island it is located on the Guayas River 800 meters away from the city of Guayaquil and belongs to Durán. The area of the island is 2,174 hectares. Santay Island is another option where people from Guayaquil and others can visit the Pearl to spend a pleasant time surrounded by nature. This protected area of 2,174 hectares contains 60 species of flora. Among the typical animals of the zone that can be seen are the crocodiles of the Coast, with 11 copies in nine years. There is also a craft stall. To get to Santay Island you must travel by boat from the pier next to the naval Yacht Club. The cost of the return trip is $4 for adults and $2 for children (which include a snack). From Friday to Sunday it is open from 09:00 to 17:00.
The Metropolitan Cathedral of Guayaquil is located in the center of Guayaquil, built between 1547, with beautiful semi-Gothic style towers. It was the main church in the middle of the 16th century. It is also known as the Mother Church. It is characterized by the Gothic style of its towers and constitutes one of the most important religious icons of the city. These are in the back and have a central nave of dome, where the statue of the Christ King blessing Guayaquil is located.
An immersive seaside resort surrounded by hills and vegetation at the foot of the sea, its beautiful landscapeshave consecrated it as one of the most visited places in Ecuador by young people and lovers of surf, whose presence has led an attractive atmosphere of relaxation and restless patying dawn.
Atacames is the most visited resort in the province of Esmeraldas. It is part of the cantonal head and is a few miles of other attractive beaches such as those of Shua, Castelnuovo, San Carlos, tonsupa, Same, Tonchigue and Galera, all fishing villages, calm waters ideal for swimming, diving and surfing.
The Atacames tourist attraction in addition to its beaches is the exuberant nature, and richness of black folklore in its various manifestations is added to food, where you can enjoy the most delicious dishes from the sea, you can also enjoy the delicious, «coco loco», a typical drink made with coconut water and caipirinhas.
Atacames belongs to the zone of tropical dry forest, the beach is lined with coconut trees, barely can find ornamental tree species and grassland: 300 meters is the estuary Atacames, it retains a mangrove swamp. Also visible is the flight of seagulls.
In Atacames there are many shops where handicrafts are made with local materials and decorated with black and red coral from the depths of the ocean.
Along the waterfront Atacames could find and cabins are typical, music, dancing and tropical drinks. You can rent chairs, hammocks, parasols and devote all the time to sunbathe, enjoy the sea and just relax and forget the hustle and bustle.
Its nightlife is intense not only for Esmeralda deployed, there is a mixture of colors, races, languages, fashions, nationalities looking for fun, one of its natural resources is agriculture, particularly coffee, cocoa, bananas, among others.
And its surroundings offer tourists broad bands of gray-sand beach, allowing a pleasant environment for sports and aquatic arena, one of its main attractions is the humpback whale watching during the summer months and visits to forests and mangroves.
People travel from all over the world because the Surfing in Ecuador offers ideal climate all year round. Punta Carnero is a beach located approximately ten minutes south of Salinas. Its name, “Ram Point” in English, stems from the rocky headland located at the southeast end of the beach. Punta Carnero Beach has been chosen many times to be the venue of not just national surf competitions, but also at an international level.
The beach extends for approximately 1.6 miles (2.57 kilometers) and is relatively wide, with white to gray sand, medium waves and a prevalent inland breeze.
Many who travel to Punta Carnero also take a visit to other famous beaches are found just off the coast of Ecuador by 972 km is known the world over, the Galápagos Islands an area of volcanic islands distributed around the equator in the Pacific Ocean
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