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Ecuador travel Guayas beaches

Main Guayas beaches

La Rinconada, San Jose, Olon, Montañita, and Manglaralto:
This is a stretch with beautiful landscapes and picturesque beaches along by cliffs and mountains. Olon has a wonderful cliff from where you have a wonderful view of the sea and the beaches. Montañita is internationally famous for its sea waves and surf competitions. You will find people from all over the world in bars, crafts shops, and restaurants. If you like it, you can attend the wet t-shirt and tanga contests too!
Beaches between Manglaralto and Salinas:
This stretch of the Sun Route has long beaches along an impressive sea – an unforgettable landscape! Some beaches have huge waves, which makes them even more exciting. Some of these beaches have been developed for tourism – Ayangue, Punta Blanca, Blue Beach, and Ballenita. Valdivia, the settlement of one of the first cultures of America, has an archaeological museum (open every day from 08H00 to 18H00, phone Nos. 593-9-402-8035 and 593-9-417-5099), several tombs, and a local fauna aquarium.
Salinas and Santa Elena Peninsula:
If you like dynamic beaches, Salinas is the place for you. Besides landscape, sun, and water sports, you will also find a great social life, including the best stores, restaurants, hotels, hospitals, and the like. You can get there in less than 2 hours from Guayaquil, on the Coast Route or by airplane (it has a good airport.) In mid-July, they celebrate Christ the Fisher with sea processions. Between June and September, you can see the humpback whales in special tours. You can also participate in international regattas and other water sports. At the end of the Peninsula is La Chocolatera, an impressive cliff where bathing is forbidden because of the rage of the waves that hit it; the only access to it is through the National Navy. Naval and Archaeological Museum, Salinas 21st Century: Manteña Culture on the San Lorenzo Hill, open Wednesday through Sunday from 10H00 to 18H00, adults $2 and children $1 fee, phone No. (593-4) 277-7815. In the southern part of the Peninsula is Mar Bravo and Punta Carnero, an excellent place for surfing. Ecuasal salt mines (from where the name ‘Salinas’ comes) are a great place for birdwatchers, where Chilean flamingos (Phoenicopterus chilensis) and 130 more species can be easily seen.
Playas (General Villamil):
Playas is another favorite destination from Guayaquil because of its proximity, landscapes, and beautiful beaches of all types. You can get there from the village of Progreso (Gomez Rendón) located on the road to the Coast, from where you take a paved road and drive 27 km (17 miles) south. You can find other nice and calm beaches in this zone, such as Punta Pelada and Engabao, where surf is practiced (15 km, 1 miles northwest of Playas), and Posorja (a little over 20 km, 12 miles, southeast of Playas.)
The area has good touristic infrastructure, such as hotels, bars, discotheques, restaurants, and lots of fun! In front of Playas you will find the Island of the Birds, which has an interesting mangrove. From Playas you can visit the picturesque village of El Morro and the port from where you can take canoe tours to see the dolphins!

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