Welcome to the enchanting world of Coastal Tours, where Rebecca Adventure Travel invites you on an extraordinary journey to discover the hidden gems of Ecuador’s captivating coastal region. Brace yourself for an unforgettable exploration of sun-kissed beaches, vibrant cities, lush rainforests, and a rich cultural heritage that will leave you awe-inspired and longing for more!
Best Coastal Tours
Rebecca Adventure Travel’s coastal tours promise a blend of adventure, culture, and relaxation, offering something special for every traveler. From serene beach retreats to vibrant city escapes, set off on a wondrous exploration and create cherished memories along Ecuador’s alluring coastline. Join these amazing excursions and discover the treasures of remarkable destinations–it’s sure to be an incredible experience!
Uncover the diverse flora, fauna, and vibrant culture surrounding coastal Ecuador, while indulging in a new concept of a luxury ocean vacation. On this outstanding luxury cruise expedition, connect with nature, and learn about local communities and their traditions.
Discover the 6-Day Ecuador Luxury Coastal Experience, a captivating expedition brimming with beauty and luxury. Start your adventure in Manta, where you’ll explore its bustling port and pristine beaches, before settling into the Eolia Sustainable Design Hotel in Santa Marianita.
Discovering Coastal Ecuador’s Hidden Treasures
Manta: The Coastal Gem
Manta, a vibrant coastal city, invites you to bask in its lively atmosphere and explore its rich maritime heritage. Renowned for its bustling fishing industry, Manta boasts an impressive fish market where you can witness fishermen showcasing their catch of the day. Visit the quaint town of Montecristi, the birthplace of the renowned Panama hat. Discover the intricate craftsmanship of skilled artisans as they create these exquisite and fashionable straw hats, designated as a UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage.
Indulge in a gastronomic delight, savoring a seafood feast and experiencing the Manabita Ancestral Oven, a unique culinary journey that celebrates Ecuador’s coastal flavors. In Manta, adventure enthusiasts can embark on thrilling water sports, including snorkeling, diving, and sailing, where encounters with playful dolphins and graceful manta rays are not uncommon.
Parque Nacional Machalilla: Where Nature Meets History
Nestled along the central coast of Ecuador, Parque Nacional Machalilla is a pristine haven of biodiversity and historical significance. This ecological gem features a unique blend of terrestrial and marine habitats, encompassing lush rainforests, sandy beaches, and offshore islands. Hike through scenic trails, encountering howler monkeys and an array of vibrant bird species. Visit Isla de la Plata, often referred to as “Little Galapagos”, where nesting areas of blue-footed boobies, masked boobies, and frigatebirds await you.
Witness the exceptional spectacle of sea turtles during nesting season, where hatchlings make their journey to the ocean. Uncover the archaeological remains of the Manteño Culture, dating back to 1500 AD, at the fascinating Agua Blanca community. Engage in a ritual of purification and gratitude guided by local shamans, connecting with nature and ancient traditions.
Guayaquil: The Gateway to Ecuador’s Coast
Guayaquil, Ecuador’s largest city and main port, serves as the gateway to the country’s coastal wonders. Immerse yourself in the city’s diverse culture as you stroll along the Malecón 2000, a lively riverfront area that boasts beautiful gardens, museums, and historical landmarks. Ascend to the iconic Santa Ana Hill, crowned with a picturesque lighthouse and colorful houses, offering panoramic views of the city and the Guayas River.
Moreover, Guayaquil’s culinary scene delights food enthusiasts with a delightful array of traditional Ecuadorian dishes, seafood delicacies, and international flavors. To experience the region’s rich wildlife, visit Parque Histórico, an open-air museum and wildlife refuge, where you can encounter native species in their natural habitat. Whether seeking modern urban experiences or cultural immersion, Guayaquil is a city that flawlessly captures the essence of Ecuador’s coastal charm.
Salinas: The “Little Miami” of Ecuador
Known as the “Little Miami” of Ecuador, Salinas is a coastal sanctuary that beckons with its laid-back beach vibes and endless water adventures. For surf enthusiasts, this Pacific gem offers perfect waves that challenge and delight, while beginners can take lessons from skilled instructors. Explore the bustling Malecón of Salinas, a lively riverfront promenade adorned with shops, restaurants, and attractions.
As the sun sets over the Pacific Ocean, embrace the active nightlife, savoring Ecuadorian delicacies and dancing the night away. For a touch of luxury, indulge in world-class resorts with panoramic ocean views. Whether seeking relaxation or adrenaline-pumping activities, Salinas promises an unforgettable coastal escapade.
Montañita: A Bohemian Paradise
For those seeking bohemian bliss and beachfront revelry, Montañita is a coastal paradise like no other. This laid-back village offers a captivating fusion of surf culture, dynamic arts, and a pulsating nightlife. Days are spent riding the perfect waves that grace its shores, attracting surf enthusiasts from around the world. Explore the colorful streets adorned with art galleries, unique boutiques, and street vendors offering handcrafted treasures.
As the sun sets, Montañita comes alive with beach parties, live music, and the rhythmic beats of drums that set the stage for moonlit celebrations. Alongside the electric atmosphere, find moments of serenity as you take a yoga class by the beach. Or indulge in a relaxing massage at one of the wellness centers. Montañita is a place where time slows down, and the spirit of freedom and creativity ignites the soul.
Esmeraldas: Where Culture and Nature Unite
Located on the northern coast of Ecuador, Esmeraldas welcomes you with open arms to a land steeped in Afro-Ecuadorian culture. Explore the pristine beaches along the Emerald Coast, where azure waters meet golden sands. Dance to the rhythmic beats of marimba music and immerse yourself in rich traditions that celebrate the region’s African roots.
Visit the charming towns of Atacames and Súa, renowned for their lively beach atmosphere and delectable seafood delights. Adventure awaits in the nearby Mache-Chindul Ecological Reserve, a lush rainforest teeming with unique flora and fauna. Discover the mystical legends surrounding the hidden waterfall of Las Cascadas de La Tigra and indulge in ecotourism experiences.
Build Your Own Trip
You can also contact us to create your own customized trip. If you have special requests, like a complete private tour with services and hotels chartered, a honeymoon, a family trip, or a very short tour, just contact one of our destination experts and they will help you.