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Address: Btw. Playa de Chipipe and Playa la Libertad, Salinas EC241702, Ecuador
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$105*
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Private Tour to Salinas Beach with Lunch
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The beach to people watch

If you enjoy people watching, this is the beach for you. Brimming with action, even in the off-season.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 19, 2015
Rebecca D
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Cuenca, Ecuador
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Tampa, Florida
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501 reviews
225 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 358 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

Playa Las Salinas is my favorite place in Ecuador easily because of its calm waters, cleanliness, beauty, simplicity, restaurants, bars, boat trips, and easy access to transportation (taxis or buses). I was able to have many relaxing days at the beach, walk along the malecon every morning, take a 30 minute boat trip whenever I wanted for $25, swim in... More 

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Cuenca, Ecuador
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49 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

If you enjoy people watching, this is the beach for you. Brimming with action, even in the off-season.

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Thank Rebecca D
Arizona
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322 reviews
83 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

Very busy at this beach and its not a very wide beach but its nice but not quiet and very touristy. Depends what you want.

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Ballenita Ecuador
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9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

Lots of sand, lots of fun and lots of folks enjoying the warm water! The beach is pretty busy during high season, with vendors selling chairs, umbrellas and your favorite frosty beverages! A great place to bring the family!

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Thank fairie1960
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21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

The beach is relatively shallow and can be nearly obliterated at high tide, but there is always action. Chipipe is a quieter beach, but if you're a teenager, Salinas is likely better.

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Los Angeles, California
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22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 via mobile

I think only someone who hasn't been anywhere else in the world would like this beach. One of the worst beaches I've ever seen. Overall - Ecuador doesn't have good beaches so better spend your time travelling trough mountains, hiking up the volcanoes, visiting Galápagos Islands and Amazon and experiencing culture. Go to the beach elsewhere!

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Cotacachi, EC
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105 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

Crowded, but clean and well maintained. In the heart of salinas so if your favorite food vendor takes too long to swing by you can easily find what your hungering for just a block or so away.

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Cuenca, Ecuador
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Best whale watching ever! We visited in August during a time when whales visit the coast of Ecuador to breed and give birth. Saw 5 whales up close (right next to boat) and one baby whale!!! My kids were in heaven. That being said, we also when deep sea fishing and didn't have any luck. The captain, Pedro, who is... More 

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Paute, Ecuador
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32 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

The water is great, you can take advantage of the vendors that walk up and down the beach "constantly" and order off the menu from a local restaurant and have food delivered to you on the beach and eat it there. Avoided eye contact with practically every vendor and said "No, Gracias" about every minute to a new vendor going... More 

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Cairo, Egypt
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40 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Spent an afternoon there with a friend, was nice & the beach was clean. the water for swimming was nice & cool too

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