Important Notice: If you wish to book in advance for professional
guided tours to Ruta del Sol (Route of the Sun) and combine this unforgettable trip with surfing, fishing, whale watching,
birdwatching or any other desired activity. Direct reservations are available through our online
Travel Agencies and Tour operators network reservation form, a BOE specialized agent will direct your inquiry and search
for the best and most affordable tours and rates!.
The Route of the Sun, known as Ruta del Sol in
Ecuador is a beautiful coastal scenery road that runs all the way to Esmeraldas,
heading north from Salinas (The main starting
point for The Route of the Sun), Santa Elena, or La
Libertad, crossing the Chongón-Colonche coastal range with stunning beach resorts and unforgettable
colorful villages on the road as you pass by. The road also houses hundreds of commercial salt pans that form small white
hills and attract teems of shoreline and water birds as well as flamingoes.
you continue on this road eventually you'll come across the following beach resorts and villages: Ballenita, Punta
Barandúa, Punta Blanca, Monteverde, Palmar, Ayangue, Valdivia, Manglaralto, Montañita, Olón, Ayampe, Puerto
Rico, Piqueros, Salango, Puerto López, Machalilla National park, Puerto Cayo, Manta and Esmeraldas.
See Ecuador's Route of the Sun map.