The Ecuadorian Pacific coast has countless kilometers of virgin beaches of white sand that offer wonderful landscapes, fishing towns, and modern cities. Its waters are ideal for surfing and all kinds of water sports, people are hospitable and the food is exquisite.
What to bring: Tropical (summer) clothes are recommended along with sunglasses, a good hat and a light jacket for the evening.
Guayaquil: Known as the “Pearl of the Pacific”, is one of the most important ports on the Pacific seaboard. Guayaquil of the 21st century is a dynamic and bustling metropolis, the largest city in Ecuador and its most important economically.
Malecón 2000, the complete makeover of Guayaquil’s original boardwalk, and the recent restoration of Barrio Las Peñas, the original Spanish settlement site of the city, are always busy hangouts that feature a large range of bars, restaurants, boutiques, museums, gardens and magnificent views of Guayas River.The beautiful Malecón del Salado crosses the luscious riverbank of the cities estuary and is home to egrets and iguanas.
Tropical Plantations: Some of the plantations of cocoa, bananas, and coffee are open for tourists where they have the opportunity to learn about the cultivation process until is ready to export.Ecuador’s cocoa and bananas are an important source of income for the country. After the tours passengers will have the opportunity to enjoy a traditional lunch.
Machalilla National Park: Located in the province of Manabí. The Valdivia, Chorrera and Manteña pre- Columbian cultures that inhabited a land of mild climate and extraordinary landscape. Isla de la Plata is famous for its wildlife somewhat similar to that of the Galapagos Islands, offers close encounters with Red and Blue-footed boobies, Magnificent frigatebirds, Nazca bobbies, sea lions, waved albatross, penguins, and others fauna. During July, August and September, humpback whales can be observed.