A guide to the Best Beaches in Ecuador and The Galapagos Islands

The Best Beaches in Ecuador

A guide to the best beaches in Ecuador and all the information about these beautiful beach towns!

Spondylus Route

Initiative of the Ministry of Tourism to know the beach resorts, gastronomy and cultural baggage of the ecuadorian beach towns.

Ecuador beaches by province

Ecuador has five provinces (states) that cover all the beaches of the ecuadorian Coastal region and its respective Insular region (Galapagos). One way to know these beach towns and resorts is by visiting each of these provinces for a complete tour.

Surf Route

Ecuador has waves for all tastes and a circuit of beaches to practice the sport in all the coastal provinces of the country and the Galapagos Islands.

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.

Map of Ecuador beaches

Along the Ecuadorian coastal profile you will find around 100 beaches and resprts, most of them not crowded and located in small towns 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 little stretch of this road 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 is made up of four regions, each with its own ecosystem. That is why it is also known as “The country of the four worlds.” One of them is the Litoral or Coast Region.

The Ecuadorian coast covers more than 70,000 km² of extension and has countless beaches that still preserve the coastal lifestyle. Besides, they are 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 little crowded and known.

Our purpose with BeachLifeEcuador.com is to visit each resort and discover what to do or how to enjoy our Ecuadorian beaches.

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