About this listing
Awesome Breathtaking Forever Beachfront Ocean Views from four bedroom condo...Salinas, Ecuador. Steps to the beach and walking distance to all restaurants, ocean swimming, boating, surfing, transportation, night life,, etc. All ocean views are as seen from the very large balcony. You seel ALL at one sight when you look out of the condo....the pictures are partial. Salinas is the top Beach Resort in Ecuador and a top destination for beach vacationing in South America. Condo is near the Salinas Yatch Club and the Barceló Colón Miramar Hotel. Only an hour from Guayaquil and a great relaxing stop-over when you are traveling to the GALAPAGO ISLANDS and going thru GUAYAQUIL...or just want to relax or enjoy the beach night life.
Condo is in the corner building across from the palm tree....third floor. All pictures taken from the balcony. Living room and master bedroom step out into the balcony to enjoy the awesome views and fresh ocean breeze.
Front beachfront condo...not too far up and not too low...just perfect with elevator or stairs access. Condo designed with clean lines and colors to relax and showcase natural beauty of the views. Gorgeous clear blue waters. A beachfront home right in the middle of town. Walk down to the beach, walk to restaurants, stores, nightlife, aquatic activities, skiing, boating, fishing, and many more activities.
You have forever ocean views from inside the house and the very large balcony. Concierge attendant and private parking. Each bedroom with its own personal bathroom. Fully furnished....linen, towels, dishes, kitchen utensils included. Super clean with one-day per week maid service included.
If you ask someone from Ecuador where you should go for some fun in the sun, chances you will be told to head to Salinas. The resort has long been a favorite of Guayaquileños and other Ecuadorians, but it has emerged as an internationally famous destination. Whether you are looking for an active beach vacation or to just relax and soak up some rays, Salinas should fit the bill.
Description of the area.
Located on the peninsula of Santa Elena, just two degrees south of the equator, on the Pacific Ocean side of South America, Playa Salinas is surrounded by a large number of salt water lagoons that. Salinas is ideal for many water sports such as sport fishing, sailing, surfing, or diving, There are endless natural reserves that are of great interest, such as the Manglares Churute (Churute Mangroves), as well as breathtaking volcanoes, lakes, hot springs, archaeological museums and sanctuaries.
The climate is perfect, averaging 75 degrees in the winter and 85 degrees in the summer with a average humidity of 75%. Summer is January thru April.
• Deep-sea Fishing
Salinas is one of the best spots on the Ecuadorian coast to try your hand at fishing. The continental shelf here is very thin, so by traveling just a short distance off-shore, you will be surrounded by deep-sea fish species. This is also one of the northernmost termini of the Humboldt Current, so many large fish end up in these waters. Anglers have hooked marlin, tuna, sailfish, swordfish and dorado. Many of the boat operators will be happy to take you out on the water for some fishing. Charters usually cost $200-600 per day for a 4-seater. Be sure to bring along sunglasses, sunscreen, a hat and plenty of water.
The surf breaks at Montañita and Mompiche may be more famous, but there are few better urban surfing locales than Salinas. The long beach has consistently good breaks everywhere, but surfing is best on the western half of the beach, which tends to have fewer boats to interfere with surfers. If you keep heading west, you will reach property belonging to the Navy so take care to not pick up a military patrol to escort you. Surfers are usually given permission to surf the excellent breaks there. Board rentals are easy to find in town, and cost about $5 per hour. The surf breaks at Salinas are appropriate for beginners, and lessons are available for $10-15 per hour.
• Whale Watching
Every year, from June to September, visitors to Salinas are treated to a special treat: the chance to see humpback whales. The massive mammals migrate past the shores of Salinas every year, and many pause to mate in the cool waters, too. Visitors have the chance to see the humpbacks rise, spout and frolic in the water. Such behavior is actually part of their mating rituals. July and August are usually the safest bets for spotting whales. Many tour operators in town arrange whale-watching trips, and most cost $30-40 for half-a-day. The boats tend to be small and uncovered, so bring some sea-sickness pills, hats, sunglasses and sunscreen, though the weather is usually a bit cloudy in July and August.
• Salinas Siglo XXI Museum
The long history of the Santa Elena peninsula is engagingly explained in this museum. In one of its exhibition room, the museum displays ceramics and other artifacts from the pre-Columbian peoples that populated the region. There are even artifacts from the Valdivia culture, one of the very first to form on Ecuadorian soil. The museum's other permanent exhibit tells the story of Salinas's naval history. There are reproductions of a raft made by the Manteño-Guancavilca people before the arrival of the Spanish. There are also models of Spanish galleons, and other displays of nautical accoutrements from various periods of time. There is also room for temporary exhibits, which have covered a variety of topics.
• Los Amantes de Sumpa Museum
Located between the towns of Santa Elena and La Libertad, this museum is recommended for anyone whose curiosity was piqued by the archaeological exhibits at the Salinas Siglo XXI Museum. The museum is named after two ancient skeletons, found in an embrace, and dating back several thousand years. The museum has displays on the ancient Valdivia and Manteño cultures. There is also a model of an early 1900s campesino house, where demonstrations of traditional homemaking tasks and crafts are presented.
• Baños de San Vicente
One of the few hot spring complexes on the coast, Baños de San Vicente is a great place to unwind. For bruised surfers or tired hikers, there are hot pools, massage tables and a sauna. The site is located just outside of La Libertad; admission is $1, but extra treatments cost a few dollars more.
How to Get to Salinas
Salinas is easy to reach. It is located about 150 kilometers (100 miles) west northwest of Guayaquil, along a well-maintained highway. The trip takes about two hours by bus or car. There are a number of companies that make the trip to Salinas from Guayaquil's modern bus station, but to explore the area around Salinas, it might prove easier to rent a car from one of the car rental agencies in Guayaquil. From Quito, many travelers fly to Guayaquil, and then arrange transportation, but there are also nightly buses on TransEsmeraldas. These take 11-12 hours, and tickets cost $10.
When to Go
The surf is always up, so surfers can visit Salinas at any time. High season runs from December to April, when the weather is sunniest and prices are highest. During July and August, the clouds are somewhat overcast, but the whale-watching is at its best.
Ecuador is a country that has a beautiful countryside and ethnic diversity. There are wonderful places within Ecuador such as the virgin forests, the Andes mountains, as well as excellent marine ecosystems that are home to countless schools of brightly-colored fish and giant turtles, like those of the Galapagos Islands. Ecuador's cultural heritage is another of its great attractions, including numerous archaeological Incan ruins or the historical centre of Quito, the country's capital.
Ecuador is a small country with a huge natural beauty..from the equatorial lush region,the Galapagos Islands, the Andes mountains, to the jungle..and all within hours
Vista del Mar Building..Avenida Malecón S/N entre Calle 22...Salinas
WEEKEND RATES AVAILABLE - FRIDAY & SATURDAY NIGHT $349.00
We had an amazing time at Vista Del Mar condominium, all six of us will be visiting again
The unit was exceptionally large, clean and had all the necessities we required during our stay., The maintenance couple Vicky and her husband were made available 24/7.
The location was close to everything, no need to rent a car as taxis are inexpensive and Vicky can arrange other sorts of transportation if required. no need to cook or clean as restaurants are quite abundant, we highly recommend Bella Italia restaurant, excellent pastas dishes for the finicky along with mouth watering Ecuadorian food.
Concierge at 24 hours security, safe area and condominium corporation,, there was only one problem......... we had to leave but will be back again
Thank you so much Ingrid and please thank Vicky and her family as well for us.
Your happy guests
Omar and Viviana Feijoo
Nuestra estancia en Salinas fue realmente muy buena, eramos tres matrimonios amigos que compartimos el departamento, este es sumamente espacioso, lo que permitio tener una intimidad perfecta ya que cada uno contó con un dormitorio en suite amplio, los espacios comunes son acojedores, y el area de servicio perfectamente equipada, Un amplio balcon nos regalo una hermosa vista al mar que nos permitia visualizar toda la bahia.
El estar frente a la playa permitió, que esta se disfrutara a pleno, podiamos ir y volver varias veces en el día.
Es de destacar la ubicación, tiene todo cerca, restaurant, confiterías, supermercados etcetera.
Muy buena ubicación, es muy amplio y el balcón es muy grande y tiene la mejor vista.
Es bueno para familias.
The room was just as described, true tothe pictures shown. The owner was very prompt to address all concerns and facilitate the delivery of keys to the apartment. The room was very clean and the person in charged made our beds qnd made himsel available to us in case of anything.
About the Host, Ingrid
I love vacationing in Salinas, Ecuador where I can go to this gorgeous beach town and enjoy the awesome views, aquatic activities and travel this small but diverse beautiful country. Galapagos is a hop away. Tourists that visit Galapagos and the Andes usually stop here to relax and enjoy the gorgeous climate and beaches. I live in the Hollywood Hills, California next to the Hollywood Sign which also has fantastic city views.
You can see forever from the condo. It is totally relaxing and I can step out of the condo right to the ocean, restaurants, markets, transportation, etc. It is one of the most beautiful beaches in South America. The climate is perfect... right in the Equator. There are so many things to do in Salinas and in the whole country. If you do not know Spanish...there are plenty of Salinas residents that speak English and are very friendly and welcoming.