Beach Guide to Ecuador and Galapagos Islands

Guide of activities, places to visit, historical / cultural data and more information for your visit to the Ecuadorian Coast and its Insular region

The Best Beaches in Ecuador

A guide to the best beaches in Ecuador!!

Spondylus Route

A trail to know all beach resorts, gastronomy and cultural baggage of the ecuadorian beach towns.

Ecuador beaches by province

Ecuador has 6 provinces (states) that cover all the beaches of the ecuadorian coastal region and the Galapagos

Surf Route

Ecuador has an incredible circuit of beach spots in Mainland and the Galapagos where you can surf

Ecuador coastal adventure

Coastal Adventure in Ecuador has been promoted in recent years as an alternative to the cultural and business tourism that the country had.

Ecuador beaches MAP

Along the Ecuadorian coastline you will find around 100 beach towns, most of them not crowded and located in small villages that still preserve the traditions of the “costeño ecuatoriano“.

This entire journey from north to south is known as the “Ruta del Spondylus” (Spondylus Route).

And a small portion of this trail is the “Route of the Sun” (Ruta del Sol) , a beautiful tourist walk that includes the beaches of Manabi and Santa Elena, and where you will find the most beautiful beaches in Ecuador.

Cultural tourism on the coast of Ecuador

The historical and cultural heritage that Ecuador has is amazing, especially form the Coast Region where the very firts cultures in America where stablished. The cultural activities you can do in Ecuador Coast includes knowing its gastronomy, history, legends, customs and traditions.

About Ecuador

Ecuador is a small country located on the west coast of South America. It has four regions, each one with its own ecosystem. That is why Ecuador is also known as “The country of the four worlds.” One of them is the Coast Region.

The Ecuadorian Coast covers more than 70,000 km² of extension and has countless beach towns that still preserve a local coastal lifestyle. They are also surf destinations for nationals and foreigners.

These beaches are located in 6 provinces. Many of them have been a local tourist destination for many years, but others are still not known.

Our goal with this website is to visit each beach town and promote Ecuadorian beach life.

Map of Ecuador


Climate on the coast of Ecuador

Winter (December – May): 24 ° C – 30 ° C.
Summer (June – November): 19 ° C – 24 ° C.


Currency in Ecuador

In Ecuador the official currency is the US dollar ($ USD)


Transportation in Ecuador

Public transportation is cheap and you can reach almost all the beaches in Ecuador

Phone Code

Phone codes Ecuador

Ecuador: +593

Guayas: 04
Manabí: 05
Esmeraldas: 06
El Oro: 07
Los Ríos: 05
Galápagos: 05


Ecuador airports

International: Aeropuerto Internacional José Joaquín de Olmedo (Guayaquil)

Local: General Ulpiano Paez (Salinas); Eloy Alfaro (Manta); General Rivadeneira (Esmeraldas).

Emergency contacts

Emergency contacts


Health, National Police, Firefighters, Traffic, natural disasters, among others.

Does Ecuador have beaches?

Of course it does. Ecuador is located on the west coast of South America, bordering the Pacific Ocean.

Where are the best beaches in Ecuador?

All Ecuador beaches have a unique natural and cultural environment. However, among ecuadorian people, the best beaches are in Manabi and Esmeraldas provinces.