Ecuador’s Pacific Coast is a fascinating blend of charming flatlands, covered with banana, coffee, cocoa and rice plantations. Ecuador’s 800 kilometers of coastline is lined by small and picturesque colorful coastal villages nested in a never ending string of magnificent bays and coves with stunning pristine beaches and the endless of the Pacific Ocean.
All along the coastal stretch, archeological sites and museums display the evidence of the formidable cultures that lived there, thousands of years ago. These cultures developed admirable social organizations and a natural vocation for fine art,expressed through jewelry, pottery or other elements found in the lush tropical vegetation of the area. While culture flourished in many ways, fishing and trading became important activities. These are still vital aspects of the country’s economy into the present day.
The Ecuadorians love the beach and this has led to the development of fine coastal resorts with comfortable infrastructure and entertainment. Some sites are hot spots for surfing and a variety of water sports including deep-sea fishing and scuba diving. The coastal area is vast and littered with fantastic beaches mostly with calm waters.