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Is a beach town located on Ecuador’s Northern Pacific coast. It is located in the province of Esmeraldas, approximately 30 kilometers south west from the capital of that province, which is also called Esmeraldas. People travel from all over the world to enjoy Surfing in Ecuador and in Playas the climate is very nice all year round for Surfing. Atacames has a busy night life, primarily because weather during the day is extremely hot and humid. Atacames provides services for tourists all year round, but the high season are weekends, Easter, Carnival, Christmas, and some weeks in the summer.

 

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Officially known as San Antonio de Caraquez and founded under the name of Villa de San Antonio de la Bahía de Caráquez or simply known today as Bahía, formerly called Bahía de los Caras during the period of the Spanish conquest, is a coastal city belonging to the Sucre county, in the Ecuadorian province of Manabí. Bahia differs greatly from the neighboring San Vicente. Featuring great condominia and hotels the city is a popular tourist destination for the wealthy. The city also boasts a well-known archeological museum, which displays artifacts found in Manabi from very different periods. The collection includes statues from the Valdivia culture as well as several other lesser-known historical communities.

 

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Is a coastal city in northwestern Ecuador. It is the seat of the Esmeraldas Canton and capital of the Esmeraldas Province. It has an international sea port and a small airport. Tourist attractions include beaches, virgin forests, the culture of the indigenous Cayapas people, marimba and afro-ecuatoriana music and the La Tolita archaeological zone. Other attractions include Atacames, famous for the “crazy coconut” (coco-loco, traditional drink made with coconut water) and its handicrafts in black and red coral. Saami, an area of large Palms which extends by serene waters and blue;Muisne, with pristine beaches of warm sand inhabited by Red crabs in a tropical atmosphere; Quinindé, with vast African palm trees and cane guadúa; houses, and Tonsupa, famous for its beautiful sunsets.


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La Libertad
Is a city located in western Santa Elena, Ecuador, by the sea. It is the seat of La Libertad Canton. As of the census of 2001, there are 77,646 people residing in the city. La Libertad is a canton itself, since 1993. Before 1993, it was part of Salinas Canton. La Libertad has important oil fields and reservoirs.

 


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Mompiche
Is a small fishing village at the south end of a large fish hook shaped bay about a two-hour drive south of the much larger city of Esmeraldas, Ecuador. Mompiche is a quiet little pueblo which attracts backpackers, tourists and surfers seeking uncrowded beaches. A lazy fishing village on a beautiful Pacific beach, this town is perfect for a romantic getaway, soul searching or finally focusing on that novel you’ve been carrying around in your head for years. Mompiche has a distinctly jungle-like feel, with big leafy trees intermingling with palms and brightly colored tropical flowers. In fact, it is located within the biologically diverse Chocó tropical forest, which extends along the coast from Panama to Peru. Mompiche is the ultimate out-of-the way destination for eco-tourists and others seeking peaceful solitude to commune with nature.

 


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Montañita
Is a small coastal town located in the Parrish of Manglaralto in the province of Santa Elena about 180 kilometers northwest of Guayaquil. Translated as “little hill”, it became famous very slowly, decades ago, as a place only for surfing, with only a few rustic fishermen houses and one or two surfers tent on summer time. A popular destination for surfers from around the world and considered one of the best beaches in Ecuador’s south coast, Montañita is a town located on the Peninsula of Santa Elena.

 


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Muisne
Is a coastal town in the southwest of the province of Esmeraldas in northwestern Ecuador, with 5,925 inhabitants in the last Ecuadorian census in 2010. On the western side of the island there is a beach which attracts both local and foreign tourists.

 


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Playas
(officially known as General Villamil Playas) is a coastal city with a beautiful beach located in the province of Guayas, Ecuador. As of the census of 2001, there are 24,070 people residing within city limits.

 


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Puerto Ayora
Is a town in central Galápagos, Ecuador. Located on the southern shore of Santa Cruz Island, it is the seat of Santa Cruz Canton. The town is named in honor of Isidro Ayora, an Ecuadorian president. The town is sometimes mistakenly referred to as Santa Cruz. Puerto Ayora is the most populous town in the Galápagos Islands, with more than 12,000 inhabitants. Puerto Ayora has the best developed infrastructure in the archipelago. The larger of the two Galápagos banks, Banco del Pacifico, is located in Puerto Ayora, as well as schools, hotels, restaurants, clothing stores, hardware stores, grocery stores, marine stores, tourist shops and night clubs.

 


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Puerto López
Is a small fishing village set in an arched bay on the Pacific coast in the Ecuadorian Manabí Province. Puerto Lopéz is the Machalilla National Park headquarters. The main industries include fishing and ecotourism. The street closest to the beach has many restaurants, cabanas that provide drinks, and some nightclubs. Fishing is an important activity in Puerto Lopéz. In local waters there are Amberjack, dolphin, wahoo, marlin, and tuna of many different species.

 


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Puerto Villamil
Is a small port village located on the southeastern edge of Isla Isabela in the Galapagos Islands. Of the 2,200 people who live on Isabela, the majority live in Puerto Villamil. The harbor is frequently full with sailboats, as Villamil is a popular stop for private yachts making their way to the Marquesas Islands as it is the westernmost town in the Galapagos Islands.

 


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Salango
Is located on the shores of the Pacific, in southern Manabi Province, in the buffer zone of the Machalilla National Park. The community seeks to consolidate its development process with the promotion of one of the main features the community-based ecotourism, taking advantage of the natural and cultural resource that are related to the ancient heritage of those who settled in this sector. Amongst its natural attractions is the island of Salango, home to beautiful species of seabirds like blue-footed boobies, frigates, pelicans among others; just off the island’s pristine beach is the marine sanctuary, a site with schools of tropical fish and coral reefs, ideal for diving.


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Salinas
Is a coastal city located in the Province of Santa Elena, Ecuador. It is the seat of the canton that bears its name. The westernmost city on mainland Ecuador, Salinas is an important tourist center. Salinas, Ecuador’s largest coastal resort, offers one of the country’s best real estate investment markets and most popular and most upscale beach lifestyle. Recently, Salinas was the center of controversy during the contentious “more fun, less sun,” debate.


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San Vicente Canton
Is a canton of Ecuador. It is the youngest canton in the Manabí Province, having been founded on November 16, 1999 when it was separated from Sucre Canton as a result of citizen procedures. Canoa is well known by tourists and foreigners for its good conditions for surfing and paragliding.

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