Santa Elena and the beaches

Southwest of Guayaquil is the beach resort of Playas and, west of it, the Santa Elena Peninsula, with Salinas at its tip. The resorts of Salinas and Playas are very popular with Guayaquileños. Playas is the blue-collar beach and receives huge numbers of day visitors, yet retains something of its former fishing-village atmosphere in the low season. Salinas is more highbrow, the place to be seen during la temporada. Both resorts are reached along a paved toll highway from Guayaquil, and are busy and expensive during the high season (Christmas to Easter).

This is edited copy from Footprint Handbooks. For comprehensive details (incl address, tel no, directions, opening times and prices) please refer to book or individual chapter PDF
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