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Beach Towns??

What beach towns do you all recommend in Ecuador?
12 years ago, January 8th 2011 No: 1 Msg: #126202  
What beach towns do you all recommend in Ecuador? We are in our 50\'s and we like swimming, exploring, walking. Anything quaint and charming with friendly people?

We are arriving in Quito on Feb 1 for 2 and a half months.

William Reply to this

12 years ago, January 17th 2011 No: 2 Msg: #126763  
I think the best way is to find your own place. This for i recommend that you give a try to the following
locations: Puerto Lopez, is a little village at the coast inside of the Machalilla Natural Park. Here you can enyoy beach life, excursions to Isla de la Plata, Fishing, visit the Los Frailes Beach and the Machalilla Park.
Other Posibility is Montañita, a backpackers paradise. If you need more comfort you should try Bahia de Caraquez, Manta or Salinas. Reply to this

12 years ago, January 17th 2011 No: 3 Msg: #126775  

12 years ago, January 26th 2011 No: 4 Msg: #127422  
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Hi there,

Puerto Lopez has everything the travelers need yet remains quaint and tranquil, Montanita is a little larger than life and more suited to the surfer or party crowd. Canoa is somewhere in between and is very friendly, Monpieche is super quiet and a great place to just get away from it all, Atacamas is chaotic at this time of the year with mostly local holiday makers, hope this helps.

PS The Ecuador coast can have very strong rip currents so just be aware........enjoy Reply to this

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