Ecuador & the Galapagos Islands - South Coast (Chapter)
This is the South Coast chapter from Lonely Planet's Ecuador & the Galápagos Islands guidebook.
Stretching from Puerto López in the north to the Peruvian border in the south, this region features a long, sandy coastline, trails through the coastal mountain cloud forests, all manner of birdlife and is the gateway to the Galápagos Islands.
- get up close and personal with nesting boobies and other birdlife on Isla de la Plata
- spot massive humpback whales breaching only meters away from your boat, on their annual mating sojourn
- hike one of the trails snaking their way through the coastal mountain cloud forests
- restaurants & accommodations
Coverage includes: Ruta Spondylus, Parque Nacional Machalilla, Isla de la Plata, Puerto López & around, Olón, Montañita, Santa Elena Peninsula & around, Salinas, Playas, Bosque Protector Cerro Blanco, Guayaquil & around, Reserva Ecológica Manglares Churute, Machala, Puerto Bolívar & Jambelí, Zaruma and Peru via Huaquillas.
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