Trip Report

One month backpacking the best surfing locations in Ecuador

One month backpacking on the surfing Ecuatorian Coast from the south to the north Between Salinas, Montañita, Olón, Puerto Lopez and Mompiche.

by carla woodyAbout Me:Hi guys ! I am Carla (26) from France, I am a world backpacker for many years and still now. I travel playing music, painting, drawing, making handcraft jewelry and doing volunteering projects mostly. On this page, I will share with you ... read more

South AmericaEcuador25 days / June - July 2017

Highs & Lows

Ecuatorians are really gentle and helpfull, especially in the Manabi Region.

Ecuador's coast is cloudy and windy on winter, which is the wales season.

Q & A

  • What would you have changed?

    The transport: Next time travel on bikes ! We don't recommend Playas in Guayaquil region for tourism.

  • Anything go wrong during the trip?

    It has been a bit difficult to understand the buses roads and stops but nowadays, roads change so check well your itinerary !

  • How was the food?

    Ecuador as an incredible and delicious seafood and scenic seafood. The "cevicherias" are the best places to try the freshest raw fish with lemon and don´t worry if you don´t like it raw, they have a lot of delicious ways to cook it perfectly. White rice and beans are in almost all of the traditional food so be carefull if you don´t like it so much. Banana "Guineo" and peanuts are the favourite and commun ingredients for local gastronomy in Manabi. Try: Chifles, corbiches, encebollados, chicharron de pescados (fried fish and scenic seafood).

  • What tips would you give a friend?

    Try all the food you don´t already know and just be charmed by the coast. Ask severals prices for everything to get the best one.

  • Packing tips?

    Ecuador can be very cold and windy in winter (whale season) or really warm and sunny on summer. Anyway, always bring potable water during your adventures and good shoes and pants or shorts for trekking.

  • Transportation Tips?

    Buses can be really slow and complicated, hitchhiking can be faster in a lot of ways or rent bicycles in the different daytrip adventures ! Go walking or in bicycles, it's the best way. Buses almost don´t have air conditioning.

  • Any surprises?

    The incredible generosity and family vibes of Ecuatorians ! And really well surprised by the food obviously !

  • Booking details?

    We recommend wild camping and hostels for your stays ! Book your tours through hostels which can sometimes be cheaper.