Guayaquil is the largest city of Ecuador and a very important industrial town. It is also the center of the province Guayas. Besides a nice coastline Guayas has some ineresting natural areas for travellers to visit. Many of the most beautiful areas are overlooked by tourists.
Ayampe is not like other destinations at the Ecuadorean coast. It has more to offer than a pretty beach and fresh seafood.
The area inland is spectaculair. Mangroves and other spectacular natural areas are just a little ride away (you can arrange horses in the village). The inhabitants of Ayampe are making an effort to preserve the beautiful mangroves by offering guided tours.
Wandering along the endless white sand beach and between colourful cocktail stalls, the average visitor to Montanita will fall in love with the place immediately.
Even without its much-lauded surfing opportunities, Montanita has more than its fair share to offer holidaymakers and travellers, with its vast array of coastal view bars and cheap hostels, set within naturally beautiful surroundings.
Guayaquil is the largest city of Ecuador. Eventhough it is one of the two cities in Ecuador with an international airport, not many tourists tend to stay in the harbour city for longer than they have to.
Over the years Guayaquil has been considered an ugly and dangerous city, not exactly the type of place to enjoy your holiday. However, the past two or three years the Guayaquilenos have made Guayaquil a nice to place to visit. It's still a bit rough around the edges, but some of the areas downtown have been cleaned up and are worth a visit.
Salinas is one of the most popular holiday destinations for Ecuadoreans. Not only does it have a nice beach, it is also a place of comfort and fun!
Young and wealthy Ecuadoreans go there during the holiday to enjoy the clubs and bars. While the more mature crowd eats in the nice seafood restaurants near the beach. Salinas can get pretty empty during off-season (especially during weekdays). Most of the apartments are owned by people from Guayaquil and Cuenca, as a place to get away from the crowd.