Hello dear friends of our travel community once again here with our recommendations and tourist tips, a few weeks ago we shared information about the 10 most beautiful beaches of the Galapagos Islands but due to the approaching carnival, the great beach season; and of course Ecuador has wonderful destinations for sun and sand in all its Pacific coast. Anyway, without further ado and not bore you, here we share with you the 12 most beautiful beaches to enjoy the carnival in our beloved country.
12.- Mompiche beach
Located in the province of Esmeraldas, ideal for surfers for its waves of nearly 1 km long, is one of the last places where rainforests on the equator are preserved. Being home to an extensive natural flora and fauna is close to the national reserve Mache Chindul which is a region of mangroves and dry forest zone.
11.- Tonsupa beach
It is approximately 4 km long, located 26 km southwest of Esmeraldas and 45 minutes by bus from Esmeraldas. The most practiced sport is diving due to its marine beauty. The hotel infrastructure is very luxurious although you can also find cheap accommodation, beaches are quiet and less crowded than Atacames.
10.- Atacames beach
It is located 30 km from the city of esmeraldas about an approximately of 30 minutes, this beach has an area of 5 km, it is the most visited beach and has the largest hotel infrastructure in the province of Esmeraldas. At about 300 meters from the beach you can find the estuary Atacames, here a very popular cocktail is the “caipirinhas” or coconut juice called “coco loco”. Here there is a vantage point of 80 meters high called “El Penon of suicide”; handy crafts are made with “black coral” which is extracted from the sea.
9.- Los Frailes beach
It is located in the province of Manabi 12 km from Puerto Lopéz and is part of Machalilla National Park since 1979, its sand is white, its length is approximately 3 km is considered one of the best beaches in Ecuador and South America. The only access to this beach is through the Machalilla National Park due to it is not near any major city.
8.- Canoa beach
It is a small fishing village and that is why its infrastructure is very rustic and you can find very affordable accommodations, the beach has a length of about 17 km, located in the province of Manabi 20 minutes from the city of Bahia de Caráquez this beach is very popular with surfers and surf several major tournaments have been conducted on this beach, many compared to montañita for its party atmosphere.
7.- Murciélago beach
It is one of the most visited beache in the province of Manabi, it is located in the urban area of the city of Manta on the scenic boardwalk where you can find clothing stores, jewelry and more than 20 restaurants. Has a highly developed tourist infrastructure, you can find signature hotels like Oro Verde Manta and Haward Johnson.
6.- Puerto López beach
Located in the province of Manabi in Puerto López town with about 18,000 inhabitants, offers a wealth of accommodation that will fit any budget, horseback riding, camping, hiking, fishing, water Skiing, paragliding, wings delta, banana, surfing, surf kit are several activities that you can do, also in september the humpback whales visit the shores of the Pacific; so navigable tours are organized to watch whales or tours to the island of la Plata.
5.- San Pablo beach
It is located 28 km from the city of Salinas in the province of Santa Elena, it is known for its still rustic and bohemian atmosphere. Here you can admire the blue-footed booby, frigates, pelicans and gulls. Finally, you can do water sports like kayaking and boat rides.
4.- Olón beach
It is a beautiful beach that has an area of approximately 3 km, located in the province of Santa Elena. One of its attractions is a building made of a natural cliff at an altitude of 100 meters that takes the form of a boat called “Sanctuary White star of the sea”, inside you will find a statue of the Virgin Mary who weeped tears blood.
3.- Montañita beach
It is a bohemian and cosmopolitan beach, thanks to foreign tourists visiting every year it has international recognition. The rustic atmosphere and celebration is what characterizes this beach, major international surf competitions are organized on this beach because of its waves up to three meters in height.
2.- Salinas-Chipipe beaches
It is the most visited beach of the Ecuador, it offers a highly developed tourist infrastructure that combined with different activities make this city a first class tourist product. One of its attractions is the popular chocolatera that owe its name to the strong currents of place causing waves crash against the rocks and sunlight through the waters turns like an rainbow.
1.- Tortuga Bay
Located on the island of Santa Cruz in Galápagos, its name is duet to nesting place for the black turtle, to access to this beach there is a path perfectly constructed which would take a walk of about 50 minutes, this beach is subdivided into 2 parts due to its strong waves is perfect for the surfer and the other part where the waters are calmer for tourists to enjoy.
Yes, it is true there are still many more beaches, but we selected the most popular to for you to take reference and consideration on your journey to the Pacific coast in the beach season. In conclusion, driving “la ruta del sol”a weekend is priceless, I hope this article has been satisfactory see you at the next opportunity.
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