Playa Las Salinas

Playa Las Salinas: Tickets, Tours, Address, Phone Number, Playa Las Salinas Reviews: 4/5

Playa Las Salinas
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Mary
Atuntaqui, Ecuador3 contributions
The best beach in Ecuador
Dec 2020
I went to visit salinas when I went on vacation with my friends. It is a very nice and quiet place to enjoy with friends the best beaches in Ecuador for its blue and transparent water. It has many nearby tourist spots and many places with traditional food.
Highly recommended for tourists who come to visit.
Written January 8, 2021
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CasaHoffa
Huatulco, Mexico10,629 contributions
Salinas has magnificent sunsets
Jan 2020
Salinas is a very accommodating little town on the beach in Ecuador. We are lucky enough to have friends who live there and they brought us to a secluded beach to watch the sunset.
Written October 29, 2020
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rbrow018
305 contributions
Discount Beach Experience
Nov 2019
Salinas was a sleepy beach town transitioning between tourist seasons. The beach was so-so but the farther you went from the shore the more picturesque the water. Playa Las Salinas had a long causeway lined with restaurants and hotels that was reminiscent of South Beach in Miami, although not as nice. However, it was acceptable given the affordable cost. There was a nice pier (El Malecon) which provided a nice panoramic view of the city shoreline. The beach itself is a swimmer’s beach and I was able to rent an umbrella and chair for $3 USD which is cheap compared to other places. While not as bad as Bocagrande in Cartagena, I did constantly have to shoo vendors and ad-hoc masseuses away as I was trying to relax. The most frustrating thing about Salinas was the inconsistent hours of the restaurants in that a restaurant would be busy one day and completed boarded up the next. It was the same thing with food vendors, I never ran into the same vendor two days in a row. The only restaurants that remained opened throughout the week were either the ones that charged US expensive prices or the seafood places which I couldn’t eat due to allergies. There were several instances where I enjoyed a dish but didn’t get to eat it again. In the end, Salinas was a cheap place for locals to come relax and do as little as possible which is why it seemed that there weren’t many foreign tourists hanging around.
Written November 8, 2019
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retired and traveling
126 contributions
Overcrowded and commercialized
Feb 2019 • Couples
If you arrive at the beach early enough you can maybe find and spot unoccupied by folks renting umbrellas and chair. We have been to many beaches and this one ranks low due ton the commercializtion. There are not areas set aside to be free of that. The beach and water are OK. Many shells on the beach. No natural shade. Many sellers of everything.
Written February 20, 2019
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Joel C
Conifer, CO16 contributions
Pretty beach
Oct 2018 • Couples
The beach is protected from the wind and great for swimming. Lots of activities to choose from. Local dining is excellent.
Written November 14, 2018
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David B
Salinas, Ecuador55 contributions
Great beach
Jul 2018 • Couples
If you like local color, food, vendors close to everything this is the place. Water reasonably clean but this is not the pristine beach you might crave. Rent a chair and umbrella and enjoy the relaxation.
Written October 14, 2018
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handymantulsa
Tulsa, OK137 contributions
Nice beaches in areas, can be rocky in other areas.
Jul 2018
Some of the beach is very soft and others are rocky. The main area, where the boats are, has nice soft sand. Water was warm this July. Hostels are kinda crappy and hotels are the same. You will pay much more for a room without a view here than you would in guayaquil or quito, so be ready, and it won't be that great. Water and beach are nice. You might get easily bored in this little town.
Written August 6, 2018
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c_estrellaroca
Oceanside, CA375 contributions
Warm waters and peddlers everywhere
Mar 2018 • Friends
I stayed at this beach for a few hours with my dad. I found some cool sea shells and played in the nice warm water. We paid for some chairs and umbrellas on the beach which was not expensive but the one thing that did mar the experience was the constant barrage of people trying to sell you stuff from sunglasses, hats, drinks and souvenirs. People constantly coming up to you tend to annoy and even ruin your view.
Written March 18, 2018
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Jane3722
Kitchener, Canada241 contributions
Enjoy the beach
Feb 2018 • Couples
Lots of umbrellas to rent and vendors to provide good and drink Enjoy the Ecuadorian families as they too love being on a beautiful beach
Written February 20, 2018
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Tonja R
28 contributions
January 2018
Jan 2018 • Friends
This is a great beach; the sand is perfect and the water is typically the right temperature with little waves. There are lots of people in the afternoon so it is wise to set up camp early. Many vendors pass by with food, drink and trinkets. Canopy's, chairs, and water equipment can be rented. Take lots of sunscreen as the sun seems to beat down on you.
Written January 26, 2018
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