is located at the coast of the Pacific 38 km south from the city of Esmeraldas and 350 km north of the capital of Ecuador, Quito.
Atacames always offers the potential of an all day & night party. The
small beach resort town of Atacames is immensely popular for visitors
from Quito, as well as from Colombia, and apparently gets very crowded
on weekends and holidays. As we would be there in mid-week, and only
for a couple of days, it would surely be a nice quiet place to relax.
Atacames beach, has a very popular nightlife, same is perfect place to
rest on a peaceful beach.
Foreigners tend to visit April to October, when things are quieter,
although you definitely miss the Atacames party scene. Simple
accommodations can be found right on the oceanfront, so you can
stumble from your room to the beach.
Atacames has an ample hotel infrastructure. Along the beachfront are
the main restaurants, boasting the region's best traditional dishes.
Next to the beach, bars offer typical beverages made from water and
coconut. There is also a market walkway offering handicrafts, personal
accessories, and objects made of coral.
is a party town, a place to let your hair down. At busy times of year,
particularly for the rainy season holidays, the town heaves with
revelers going to the early hours.
Tucked away and hidden to the south of Atacames, some fourteen
kilometers from the nearest village, lies ecolodge Playa Escondida. A
departure from the often wild party life of Atacames, this ecological
reserve of 100 hectares that boasts a safe, private, pristine beach
offers a relaxing alternative for families and travelers.
The village of Sua, just down the road, is far mellower and allows you
to visit Atacames but escape to a more tranquil setting when you're
through. Sua a fishing town with a quiet, pretty beach and basic