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Address: Btw. Playa de Chipipe and Playa la Libertad, Salinas EC241702, Ecuador
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Private Tour to Salinas Beach with Lunch
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Nice clean and family safe beach!

Visiting Salinas for the first time and was pleasantly surprised at how clean and safe the Salinas beach area is along the Malecon. As with most tourist beaches around the world... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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Iquitos, Peru
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Cairo, Egypt
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32 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

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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Iquitos, Peru
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Visiting Salinas for the first time and was pleasantly surprised at how clean and safe the Salinas beach area is along the Malecon. As with most tourist beaches around the world, it does have its share of vendors trying to sell their crafts. But also carts selling fresh cold coconuts, ice cream, empanadas, soft drinks, tatoo artists, and even restaurants... More 

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calgary,alberta
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Beach can be quite rocky. Lots of vendors. You can rent an umbrella and chairs for the day for $5. We were there during Carnival and it was very busy. Advantage is that it is across the street from lots of restaurants and stores. When the tide comes in sometimes there is no beach left as the waves come close... More 

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Santiago, Chile
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Depending on the time of year, can be very crowded, as everyone comes here from Guayaquil. Grab a chair and umbrella for a couple of bucks all day.

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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Beach is overcrowded and the water has a lot of weeds floating in it. The vendors try to keep the beacch clean but it is a dirty beach. Lots of broken bottles and plastic around, too bad people can't clean up after themselves. too many vendors on the beach. way nicer up the coast.

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Bklyn
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

It is a very nice beach. It can get crowded depending on the time of the year you go. The sand was very clean and the water was as well. There are little shops along the strip in where you can buy beach stuff, but be ready to pay an arm and a leg. There is a local sand castle... More 

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Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

As I have visited many beaches I was pleasantly surprised when I found out that they only charge $2. A chair including the umbrella. Very affordable. During the week the beach is quiet but be aware that on the weekend wealthy ecuadorians come to their vacation homes and the beach is packed.

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Chicago, Illinois
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Very crowded, fuel from boats in the water, the beach was a garbage dump, not at all like the rest of the coast in this part of the country. It is a big city beach and it shows. You can rent jet ski's here if your interested; $20 per half hour, prices are negotiable.

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Ottawa, canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

We were at that beach for two days and loved it, the sun was nice we had a big tent all we needed to have a great time. If you in Salinas I recommend that you take some time to relax in the beach. Always clean and easy to walk.

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Scottsbluff, Nebraska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Good one way street along the beach lined with many restaurants, shops, and hotels. We were there the day that the Barcelona soccer team won the right to proceed to the National Championship match the following week in Guayquil. The street was filled with hundreds of motorcycles and trucks full of fans in a victory parade. We were driving south... More 

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Address: Btw. Playa de Chipipe and Playa la Libertad, Salinas EC241702, Ecuador
Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Santa Elena Province  >  Salinas

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