The best beaches in Ecuador

Galapagos Islands
While in the northern hemisphere we are counting the days until the arrival of spring, which will mean that summer and holidays will be closer, in other areas of the planet they are lucky to be able to enjoy pleasant temperatures practically all year round. As you know, it is not necessary to leave the country to discover this type of climate, since our Canary Islands are a good example. However, today we want to move to Ecuador to discover a little more about this South American country.

You may never have considered traveling to this corner of South America, but the truth is that it is home to many areas of tourist interest thanks to its varied culture and great biodiversity. Thus, for example, you can enjoy attractive beaches . Do you want to discover some of the best? Well, we recommend that you do not miss anything that we tell you below!

Mompiche beach

First of all we want to talk about Mompiche Beach, a small and quiet town that is a true paradise for nature lovers, as well as being an ideal place for surf lovers, since it has one of the longest waves in the whole country.

Los Frailes Beach

The Friars
We also want to tell you about Los Frailes, a virgin, clean and quiet beach that is located in the Machalilla National Park. Although it is perfect for families , you have to be careful of the waves and currents. You will enjoy taking a bath, walking or simply enjoying the landscape.

Montañita Beach

Another beach that could not be missing from the list is Montañita, a town that has become a surfing mecca for surfers, as well as being a beach with a young and party spirit, especially when night falls. It is important to note that one of the areas of the beach is a turtle conservation area.

Las Salinas Beach

Las Salinas
Without a doubt, one of the best urban beaches in Ecuador is Las Salinas, which is located in the province of Santa Elena. How could it be otherwise, it is a destination full of fun and entertainment.

Atacames Beach

Atacames beach is one of the busiest in the province of Esmeraldas, something that is not surprising if we consider that it is full of services, including tropical drinks and music. It is also important to take into consideration that, just 300 meters away, is the Atacames estuary, which is home to a mangrove swamp.

Canoa Beach

How could it be otherwise, we also have to tell you about Playa de Canoa, a town that is located in the province of Manabí. In its 17 kilometers in length you can enjoy beautiful beaches ideal for surfing and a lot of clubs and restaurants that stay open until late at night.

Manta Beaches

Neither can the beaches of Manta, an important city on the Pacific coast of Ecuador, on this list. Its two main sandy areas are Playa del Murcielago and Playa de Tarqui, both urban and with a well-equipped tourist infrastructure . The waters of this place are ideal for practicing all kinds of water sports.

Galapagos Islands

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Finally, we want to talk about the Galapagos Islands, which offers really impressive beaches. Without a doubt, the most surprising thing is that here you can be in direct contact with wild animals, which do not flee in terror when they see people nor do they usually attack human beings.