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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  • You have to travel through a naval base to get to this point but once you get there you are treated to beautiful views of the ocean and a lighthouse. There is also opportunity to buy souvenirs and sig...  more »
  • A place to watch the sunset and the very good souvenirs! Picture perfect site for lovers of the sunsets, and those who enjoy to see the sea! Surrounded by railings for your protection... but you have several points for q to enjoy the natural beauty of #LaChocolatera... This site is perfect!
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  • Excelente.Siempre help us in whatever way we need to, sell a few beautiful crafts and there is a bar with a delicious meal, the bathroom is very well taken care. I love and also you can visit the seal colony and el Morro
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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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