Salinas, Ecuador

Salinas is a coastal city located in Santa Elena Province, Ecuador. It is situated 124 km from Guayaquil, and is considered the best tourist beach resort in Ecuador and the Pacific coastline.

Beaches near Salinas include San Lorenzo, Las Palmeras, Chipipe, Mar Bravo, and Punta Carnero. Popular tourist activities in Salinas include game fishing, wake-boarding, water skiing, yachting, sky diving, and sunbathing. The city offers a number of restaurants and cafes on its boardwalk, as well as artisan craft markets. A small naval archeological museum with artifacts from pre-Columbian Ecuador is also in Salinas.

Things to See & Do

* Beaches
* Water sports & beach activities
* Aqua Adventure water park
* Naval archeological Museum
* Whale watching tour

Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency – U.S. dollar (USD)
Language – Spanish
Land Area – 27 km²
Population – 126,000 approx
Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style
Time – GMT minus five hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 593

Transport Links – Salinas has an airport, however it is more common for visitors to fly into Guayaquil then take a car or bus to Salinas.

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