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Columbus Travel is a tour operator with more than 18 years of experience. We operate a wide variety of tours in Ecuador including the best hotels, cruises, amazon lodges, Peru tours and any land services needed. We tailor our tours, however the packages listed here are our best-selling trips, because of the complete combination of the highlights of South America.
Tour Options: Walking along the beaches, biking in nearby fishing towns, swimming and spa getaways.
“Ecuador’s Pacific coast is loaded with beautiful beaches, tantalizing sun and beautiful people. Soak in the rays, hit world-renowned surfs or enjoy the breathtaking scenery. The choice is yours.”
Featured hotel: Palmazul Artisan Designed Hotel & Spa.
White sand beaches & wonderful wildlife
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Its privileged location makes it a pleasant tropical climate. Enjoy various water sports like fishing, snorkeling, surfing and evenings drinking fruit cocktails in a typical tropical beach bar with wonderful dishes. White sand beaches, wonderful flora and fauna await visitors along the coast. Many animals and seabirds like those found in the Galapagos, such as sea lions, blue footed boobies, frigate birds, whales (July to October) and dolphins are examples of what is seen in Machalilla National Park (near Puerto Lopez). In the Pacific Coast is found the mangrove habitat, which is formed by various types up to medium height and shrubs that grow in saline coastal sediment habitats. This type of habitat has a high biodiversity with many bird species, fish, crustaceans and mollusks.
“La Ruta del Sol” is one of the touristic treasures of Ecuador. That includes all the way from Salinas to Puerto Cayo in Manabí and is full of beautiful beaches, natural parks, hotels and resorts where different Pacific Coast sceneries can be appreciated. With the support of the Ministry of Sport and the Ministry of Tourism, “International Surfing Association (ISA)” hosted the World Master Surfing Championship in Montañita from 6 to 14 April 2013.
The Pacific Coast has easy access by car and by plane (flight 30 minutes) from Quito and Guayaquil to Manta and Esmeraldas. Some important places of this region: Guayaquil, the economic capital; Salinas, the most touristic area; Puerto Lopez, the ecological capital of the Ecuadorian coast; Montecristi, known worldwide for its Panama hat; Montañita, where it finds the best surf spots; Mompiche, the nature & breathtaking scenery place.
Discover this warm and relaxing place and combine one of our tours with our luxury Palmazul Hotel & Spa!