La Chocolatera, Salinas

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Walk the paved path along the ocean at La Chocolatera, taking in the calm sea breeze and jagged rocky coastline. Located on a military base, the area has allowed public access only since 2015. Explore the trail between two lookout points with a bicycle tour to get the most out of this picturesque coastline and its panoramic views. Keep an eye out for sea lions resting on the rocks not too far out from shore; bring binoculars if you can. Plan to visit La Chocolatera and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Salinas attractions using our Salinas trip planner .
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  • Nice to see! It's quite far out. We took a taxi and he waited for us as there is no way you would wanna walk back! Lots of waves. We didn't see see lions. Or turtles like you can. Maybe depends on tim...  more »
  • Fabulous peninsula in the Pacific Ocean on the military base which is now owned by the EC government crashing surf and this unique spot where the waters circle and blow up through a hole in the rocks.  more »
  • A site must to visit in salinas, a beautiful view of one of the tips of ecuador, a beautiful landscape that you can enjoy all the family. It is a free attraction and is entered through the military base, if you don't have a vehicle you can hire a taxi, cycling or walking (is a walk around 40 minutes to an hour)
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  • A wonderful place to visit! Great to go there for the sunset, whale watching, fresh Sea Air, and walruses. The most western tip of the South American continent! Awesome place!
  • Great place to behold the power of the sea. Amazing views! I would recommend to visit between january and april when it’s sunny and less windy.
  • Is a place that you only see in movies or magazines, is nature's at its best, the best time is at sunset
  • Western point of Ecuador. Able to visit Sea Lions out on rocks
  • We took a.3 dollar cab and saw whales from the observation area. Boats charge 16 per person to see this and they were just offshore. Very worth a visit.

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