The 5 wonders of Santa Elena

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Much of the famous “Ruta del Sol” takes place in Santa Elena. It is a young province, with only 11 years, and has a lot to offer.

 

1) Montañita

Good places to eat, but above all, recognized for its party scene. It is the meet up point for backpackers from all over the world who come for the waves, pizza, beer and music.

 

Las cinco maravillas de Santa Elena Montanita Punta Carnero Playa Bruja La Chocolatera Manglaralto Saga Travel Saga Creativa Ecuador
Foto: Ministerio de Turismo del Ecuador

 

2) La Chocolatera y La Lobería en Salinas

It has viewpoints, some routes to hike and the most striking of this point: the blower. You can see the sea rising to the sky. In the “lobería” you will find a large community of … sea lions.

3) Punta Carnero

A great beach without the hustle of Salinas. Great to enjoy the sand, the sea … even the flamingos. They say that from this beach you can see the most colorful sunsets.

4) Manglaralto

This beach is surrounded by green areas. It is very close to Montañita but its wave is more of rest and connection with nature. You can go hiking to see birds and enter the forest.

5) Playa Bruja

The ideal place to paraglide and dive on “El Pelado” islet. This beach is mainly for these activities since its coast is deserted.

 

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