©

Bahia de Caraquez trip planner

Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free

Itinerary Planner
+ Add destination
2 adults
Adults
- +
Teens
- +
Kids
- +
Close

Bahia de Caraquez

(4.2/5 based on 130+ reviews for 7 attractions)
Things to do: museums, wildlife areas, sightseeing
Bahía de Caráquez, officially known as San Antonio de Caraquez and founded under the name of Villa de San Antonio de la Bahía de Caráquez or simply known today as Bahía, formerly called Bahía de los Caras during the period of the Spanish conquest, is a coastal city belonging to the Sucre county, in the Ecuadorian province of Manabí. The city is located on a sandy peninsula on the country's western coast at the mouth of the Río Chone and has considerable tourism infrastructure that positions it as the main regional town. It has seen significant development during the last 15 to 20 years, particularly because it has become a vacation destination for people from Quito and Guayaquil. The city is located one hour north of the city of Manta and in the pre-Columbian era was host to the ancient Indian city of Caran. Across the bay is the town of San Vicente.Bahía became an Ecocity on February 23, 1999 due to the devastation caused by two natural disasters in 1997 and 1998. The city features the world's first certified-organic shrimp farm.Across the Rio Chone is the city of San Vicente. Locals cross the river by bridge and boat. The bridge was completed as of November 2010.Bahia differs greatly from the neighboring San Vicente. Featuring great condominia and hotels the city is a popular tourist destination for the wealthy. The city also boasts a well-known archeological museum, which displays artifacts found in Manabi from very different periods. The collection includes statues from the Valdivia culture as well as several other lesser-known historical communities.
Plan how to spend your time in Bahia de Caraquez and other destinations in Ecuador using our Ecuador family vacation planner.
Source
Create a full itinerary — for free!

Plan your trip to Bahia de Caraquez

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.
We'll find the best hotel deals
from all the top travel sites.

Best price guaranteed.
Powered by

Where to stay

Browse hundreds of hotels and read guest reviews on the world's leading online travel agency website.
Checking In:
Checking Out:

Extend your holiday

Visit top cities near Bahia de Caraquez:
Sightseeing, museums, historic sites
Visit for: 4 daysStart a plan »
Sightseeing, zoos & aquariums, historic sites
Visit for: 4 daysStart a plan »
Nature, shopping, wildlife areas
Visit for: 2 daysStart a plan »
Wildlife areas, adventure, nature
Visit for: 2 daysStart a plan »
Beaches, sightseeing, wildlife areas
Visit for: 1 dayStart a plan »

Recently planned trips to Manabi Province

27 days in Ecuador BY A USER FROM ECUADOR December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 58 days in South America & Caribbean BY A USER FROM ARGENTINA June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 59 days in South America BY A USER FROM ARGENTINA January, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: January, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 22 days in Ecuador BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 49 days in Peru, Ecuador & Colombia BY A USER FROM ARGENTINA January, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: January, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 57 days in Ecuador BY A USER FROM CANADA December, culture, outdoors, historic sites, shopping, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 40 days in Ecuador BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 60 days in Peru, Ecuador & Colombia BY A USER FROM COLOMBIA December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 57 days in Ecuador BY A USER FROM ECUADOR October, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: October, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 49 days in South America BY A USER FROM MEXICO May, culture, outdoors, beaches, hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 22 days in Ecuador BY A USER FROM PERU December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in Bahia de Caraquez BY A USER FROM CANADA October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans

Inspirock Trip Planner in the News