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Address: Btw. Playa de Chipipe and Playa la Libertad, Salinas EC241702, Ecuador
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Busy, busy

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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English first
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307 reviews
78 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

Ballenita Ecuador
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6 reviews
3 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!

Thank fairie1960
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16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 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.

Thank Frank B
Los Angeles, California
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22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

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!

Thank olivia23398
Cotacachi, EC
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101 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 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.

Thank Marianna P
Cuenca, Ecuador
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23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

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

Thank Mohammad A
Iquitos, Peru
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62 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

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 

Thank Cliff T
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169 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 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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