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Playas is a coastal city located in the province of Guayas, Ecuador. It is the seat of the canton of Playas, created in 1989. As of the census of 2001, there are 24,070 people residing within city limits. The city takes its official name from the independence hero, General José de Villamil. Playas is an important tourist center and is located approximately 96 km from Guayaquil.EconomyThe economy of Playas is largely tourist based with a number of hotels and resorts located in the area. Beaches near Playas include Playa General Villamil, Paseo Acuático Recinto Data de Villamil, Playa el Arenal, Playa de data de Villamil, and Playa de Puerto Engabao. Aside from tourism, Playas has a thriving fishing community and is known for its seafood cuisine. Playas is also home to the Gómez Rendón Military Academy.Photo gallery
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9 days in Ecuador BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular sights PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 9 days in Ecuador BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, outdoors, romantic, beaches, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, outdoors, romantic, beaches, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 14 days in Guayas Province BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 30 days in Ecuador BY A USER FROM ECUADOR April, popular sights PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 24 days in Ecuador BY A USER FROM CANADA May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 3 days in Playas BY A USER FROM ECUADOR January, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: January, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 39 days in Guayas Province BY A USER FROM ECUADOR November, culture, romantic, museums, fast-paced, popular sights PREFERENCES: November, culture, romantic, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Fast-paced 29 days in Playas BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM January, shopping, slow & easy, popular sights PREFERENCES: January, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Slow & easy 7 days in Playas BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, popular sights PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 3 days in Playas BY A USER FROM ECUADOR July, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: July, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 5 days in Guayaquil, Cuenca & Playas BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND June, culture, outdoors, wildlife, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 7 days in Guayas Province BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, popular sights PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium
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