We are visiting Guayaquil for 3 nights before the galapagos and 1 night after. I was thinking to see Malecon, Las Peñas, etc for that 1 night. For the 3 nights, I was checking out Montañita because it looks like it has a cool beach hut atmosphere. It seems a bit far however (2.5-3hr bus ride each way) and I don't want to spend too much time in transit. Are there any other beaches closer to Guayaquil that have this same beach hut scene?
Also, will it be cold swimming in June/July?