Salinas is the busiest beachfront cites and one of many important cities within the province of Santa Elena, Ecuador positioned on the western tip of the peninsula of the identical title. Though Salinas will not be the closest seashore to Guayaquil, lots of its guests come from this metropolis. Right here you will discover a number of lovely accommodations, bars, eating places, nightclubs, purchasing facilities and museums.
Salinas has a ravishing local weather during which more often than not is sunny. In the course of the seashore season (December to Could) the climate is hotter with a median temperature between 31 ºC. The unhealthy factor is that in these months it’s extra widespread for it to rain. In the course of the summer season season, which runs from Could to December, the temperature drops to 20ºC.
What water sports activities can I do in Salinas?
The most well-liked water sports activities to do in Salina are crusing, jet snowboarding, browsing, diving or snorkeling, jet snowboarding and banana boating, paragliding, parasailing and seashore volleyball.
The most effective seashores in Salinas
San Lorenzo Seaside
San Lorenzo seashore, in my view, is essentially the most lovely in Salinas and has bars and eating places close by. It is a superb seashore for browsing (Barco Hundido or now known as Paco Illescas) and likewise to take pleasure in with the household.
Chipipe seashore is positioned previous the Salinas Yacht Membership, the waters are calmer and the sand is white. Right here additionally, you will discover all kinds of eating places and bars in addition to road distributors.
Strolling alongside the Malecón de Salinas
One thing it’s best to do if you end up in Salinas is to stroll alongside its lovely boardwalk which borders San Lorenzo Seaside till you attain the Salinas Yacht Membership.
The FAE and La Chocolatera/Loberia
To get to the FAE you have to be an skilled surfer, for the reason that waves are very robust and the present is robust. This seashore is positioned on the finish of Mar Bravo seashore on the best way to La Chocolatera. Actually, it’s thought of essentially the most excessive level of the continental coast of South America.
La Chocolatera, La FAE and La Lobería are positioned throughout the Salinas Naval Base and are a part of the Puntilla Santa Elena Coastal Marine Fauna Manufacturing Reserve. Within the Lobería it is possible for you to to look at a colony of sea lions within the distance whereas within the Chocolatera you will notice some rock formations that collide with the person making a chocolate-colored foam.
The Museum de Ballenas is one among my favourite museums in Santa Elena, because it offers data and helps to preserve these lovely mammals. On this great museum you can see a skeleton greater than 10 meters lengthy from a humpback whale. The museum is open from Monday to Sunday from 7:00 am – 8:00 pm. The one factor is that it’s essential to schedule a tour prematurely.
The Megatario Museum
The Museo Megatario is the primary Museum of Paleontological inEcuador, the place you possibly can see the exhibition of Megafauna stays from the Late Pleistocene (50,000 to eight,000 ap), discovered within the Tanque Loma sector of the La Libertad Canton, in one of many largest and most vital fossil deposits in America of the South.
Mar Bravo Seaside and Punta Carnero
These are the favourite locations of to observe the sundown in Salinas. As a be aware, these seashores are supposed for surfers, since it’s not protected to swim there as a result of its robust currents.
How you can get to Salinas?
- From Guayaquil: The journey from Guayaquil to Salinas by non-public automobile is 1 hour and 45 minutes and by bus it might probably final between 2 to 2 and a half hours. To go by bus we advocate you go along with Cooperativa Libertad Peninsular (CLP), Liberpesa or Costa Azul, which you’ll take on the Terminal Terrestre de Guayaquil. The ticket varies from $4 to $8 relying on the cooperative. The bus leaves you on the Sumpa Regional Terrestrial Terminal and from there you possibly can take a taxi or one other bus to Salinas.
- From Quito: You may fly to Guayaquil and from there drive or take a bus to Salinas. In the event you plan to go the entire approach driving, take into account that the journey can take between 9 to 11 hours.