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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. Using our custom trip planner, Salinas attractions like La Chocolatera can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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Where to stay in Salinas

Most of the established, exclusive resorts, yacht clubs, and beachfront hotels can be found at the eastern end of the developed coastline. Mid-range hotels occupy the western section, tussling for space on the waterfront. In between the two, you'll find the more budget-friendly accommodations, with comfortable hotels and guesthouses on the side streets of a mainly residential neighborhood.
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  • Beautiful surroundings, coastline, good viewpoints, captivating lighthouse. You can get a taxi, but you can also walk on foot.  more »
  • A great day walking around listening to the waves crash against the rocks. The western most point of equador ! Seals relaxing , army base .  more »
  • We enjoyed being out at the tip of the peninsula and watching the waves crashing into the rocks at high tide. The natural setting is a wonderful contrast to the nearby Chipipe and Salinas beaches. The...  more »
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  • One of those places you just need to see with your own eyes. Untouched and beautiful. Ocean in all directions, fresh air and very few people. Highly recommended.
  • Great view.... nice to go with the family to spend some quality time. Hand made Souvenirs for locals
  • Nice place to visit to sit and relax, watch the waves crash against the rocks or walk along the long beach, it is way cleaner than other as the place is military controlled
  • Beautiful place to Visit and enjoy de view!
  • Absolutely beautiful viewpoint over the ocean. Highly recommend visiting for sunset.