Ecuador & the Galapagos Islands - South Coast (Chapter)
This is the South Coast chapter from Lonely Planet’s Ecuador & Galapagos Islands guidebook.
Wide sandy beaches, lush nature reserves and biologically rich islands are just a few of the attractions of Ecuador’s southern coastal region. For wildlife watching, outdoor activities or just relaxing on the beach, this is a great place to be.
- breathe in the cool air and spectacular views around Zaruma
- frolic in the waves and sip fruity cocktails to tropical beats at surf mecca Montañita
- look for wildlife on hiking trails through lush forest near Dos Mangas
- restaurants & accommodation
Coverage includes: Guayaquil, Bosque Protector Cerro Blanco, Ruta Spondylus, Puerto López, Parque Nacional Machalilla, South of Puerto López, Olón, Montañita, Santa Elena Peninsula to Guayaquil, Salinas, Playas, South of Guayaquil, Reserva Ecológica Manglares Churute, Machala, Puerto Bolívar & Jambelí, Zaruma, and Peru via Huaquillas.
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