Ecuador's Pacific coastline has a lot to offer the weary traveler, looking to relax for a while. Tours to Ecuador's beaches are less frequently offered by tour companies, but we don't understand this, as the coast is simply beautiful.

Who could resist the rustic charm of Montañita? Set on the southern Pacific coast of Ecuador, this is a great place to kick back for a few days, sink a margarita and laze around in the glorious sunshine. Montañita is a surfer's paradise, but there is plenty more besides surfing to keep you entertained.

Further along the coast, along the Ecuadorian prized "Road of the Sun", the Machalilla National Park offers opportunities for hiking and wildlife spotting. The nearby Isla de la Plata is like a mini-Galápagos, home to many of the same bird species that can be found in the Galápagos.

Off the coast of Puerto López, a June to September visit can allow for whale watching, while snorkeling and hiking in this area are year-round opportunities for your customized Ecuador tour to take in.

Water babies can also enjoy open water dives off Puerto López. One well loved option is to tour the Road of the Sun, spending days driving, lazing on beaches, bathing and tasting local seafood through the local towns of Atacames, Muisne, Canoa, Bahía de Caráquez heading down to Puerto López and Montañita in the south. All-in-all, beach tours in Ecuador are a great way to wind down and relax either at the start or end of your trip.

Contact us to find out how to include a beach trip as part of your customized Ecuador tour.