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Santa Elena

(3.9/5 based on 500+ reviews for top 10 attractions)
Things to do: beaches, museums, zoos & aquariums
A holiday in Santa Elena allows visitors to explore southwestern Ecuador as well as the capital of both the province and the canton of the same name. The city is famous for containing one of the most important archaeological sites in the country, evidence of the first Ecuadorian culture, Las Vegas. A major draw is the Lovers of Sumpa, the archaeological remains of two bodies embracing each other. Stunning beaches line the coast near Santa Elena, providing plenty of sun-kissed spots for your holiday. Make Santa Elena central to your Ecuador travel plans using our Ecuador vacation planner.
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