When we think of Ecuador, it is usually easy to evoke pictures of Quito, the main city, or the marvelous Galapagos Islands. However, the country has other amazing attractions, like the coast, with some wonderful beaches that are worth to be visited. Know the best beaches to visit in Ecuador!
Puerto López, Manabí
Puerto López is another precious beach in Manabí, known specially by the whales and the aquatic sports that many travellers practice there. Puerto López is one of the most favorite attractions for tourists that come to Ecuador. You will be amazed by its charming people, the varied fauna and the good food.
Los Frailes, Manabí
If you prefer something less massified and more quiet for going with your family, friends, partner or by yourself, Los Frailes is a natural beach, very calm and quiet. It has a white and fine sand and a beautiful sight in the surroundings. It is a good place for snorkelling and diving, as well as sunbathing and relaxing.
Bahía Gardner, in Española Island
Española Island is only one of the beautiful Galapagos Islands. We recommend you to visit it, as it is considered the ‘jewel’ of the Archipelago. One of the best beaches of the island is Bahia Gardner. This beach was chosen in 2013 by the CNN as one of the 25 best beaches in the world for its incredible flora and fauna. Relax and sunbathe in a beautiful white sand, in company of sea lions, waved albatrosses, blue-footed boobies and the rest of extraordinary species.
Located in Guayas, on the North of General Villamil, you can get there by car in less than one hour from Guayaquil. With a beautiful landscape, a warm clear water and a good wind for those who like aquatic sports, this beach is a very popular spot for surfers, and a beautiful coast for observers and naturalists as well.
Ayangue, Santa Elena
Ayangue beach, located in the small fishing village with the same name, in Santa Elena, there is one of the most sheltered bays to visit in Ecuador. Ayangue has a very quiet beach with a white sand and a crystal water, ideal for sunbathing, snorkelling and diving.
You can travel from your sofa with this fantastic video of Ayangue seen from a dron:
Nevertheless, there is nothing like experience itself!
There are many other amazing islands and beaches in Ecuador, like Puerto Villamil Beach, Puerto Ayora, Ancon Beach, Puerto Lucia, Ballenita Beach, Rosada, Montañita, Ayampe... Come and know them by yourself!