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General Villamil Beach

Playas de Villamil, better-known to Ecuadorians as “Playas,” is one of the most lavish tourist destinations in the Guayas Province and the country as a whole. The warm weather of its capital, General Villamil, is lauded by experts around the world. Its endless beaches and natural environment are what make this small tourist town an excellent place for people looking to retire and invest in the rest of their lives. General Villamil, the capital of the Playas Canton, is well-known for having one of the best climates in the world.

Canton Playas en Guayas

Information

  • Province: Guayas
  • Canton Capital: General Villamil
  • Population: 34,409
  • Spanish Demonym: Playense
  • Mayor: Dany Cilenio Mite
  • Cantonization: August 15, 1989

Is General Villamil’s climate the second-best in the world?

No. While for most of the year Playas de Villamil has a cool and consistent climate, there is no document or institution certifying that the Playas Canton has the second-best climate in the world.

What places can you visit near General Villamil in Playas?

The Playas Canton is a few kilometers from Guayaquil.

Paseo en caballos por el malecón de la playa de villamil
Malecón of General Villamil
Carabelas de Colón is a starting point for visiting the entire Malecón in General Villamil. From here you can visit places very popular among local tourists.
Autopista de acceso a General Villamil, Cantón Playas
Access Road to Playas

Many places to visit near Playas de General Villamil on the Data Villamil-Posorja highway. On the way, you can access the beach and other well-known spots

Paseo Gastronómico en Varadero
Food Court in Varadero
A tourism project in Posorja funded by the mayor of Guayaquil, it’s notable due to its many culinary options and wide spaces to enjoy the beach.
La comunidad de pescadores en las playas de puerto Engabao
Puerto Engabao in Guayas
Puerto Engabao is known for being ideal for surfing and enjoying a refreshing swim. It is considered a beach for experienced surfers.
Faro de la Playa Punta el Pelado
El Pelado Beach Lighthouse
If you’re looking for a beach that’s practically untouched where you can relax with friends and family, this is the place to go.
A Dolphin Sighting in Puerto El Morro
One of its major attractions is its extensive, lively, green mangroves which are home to bottlenose dolphins.
Cerro El Muerto en General Villamil
Cerro El Muerto in General Villamil
Cerro El Muerto is an elevated rock formation located on the Playas-El Morro Highway, a great place for adventure and exploration. Find out more about all the activities available here.
Zona de diversión y fiesta en Playas Villamil
A Place For Partying in Playas Villamil
Most of the entertainment, restaurants, parks, and other places of interest are concentrated on Jaime Roldos Avenue and then nearly touch the sea on the road to Data.
Nuevo Mercado Municipal de General Villamil
Municipal Market of General Villamil
In order to provide tourists, new residents, and beachgoers with quality service, a new Municipal Market with an adjoining mall was opened.

Information About General Villamil Playas

Playas de Villamil turismo en General Villamil Guayas, Ecuador
Playas de Villamil, Tourism in General Villamil, Guayas, Ecuador
Playas de Villamil has a coastal length of approximately 14 km. It gives the impression of being completely alone, unbelievable given that most people prefer to enjoy the sun and sand with a bit more privacy and tranquillity. The Playas Canton has a population of 49,311 inhabitants. Its main rivers are Río Arena, Moñones, and Tambiche. It has a hot tropical climate, but due to long periods of drought, the area has desertified.
In recent years, strong investments have been made in the real estate, hotel, gastronomic, cultural and entertainment sectors that offer tourists a large number of options according to their needs.

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¿Qué son las fiestas patronales de San Pedro?
Procesión maritima en las Playas de Villamil
Procesión maritima en las Playas de Villamil

Es una tradicional procesión marítima con la imagen de San Pedro, en honor al patrono de nuestros pescadores, a quien pedimos derramé bendiciones a nuestro pueblo, especialmente a quienes a diario fervorosamente buscan un mejor porvenir para sus familias.

La imagen de San Pedro es considerada dentro del pueblo católico como uno de los Santos al cuidado de quienes salen diariamente al mar; por tal motivo año tras año, cientos de pescadores encienden los motores de sus pangas y zarpan al mar en busca de la bendición de este Santo.

Historia

La larga lucha de los habitantes de Playas por obtener la cantonización para su gente se remonta ya hace varias décadas.

Muchos actores políticos y sociales como el abogado Zenón Macías Tomalá en los años setenta formaron parte del proyecto que llevaría a la parroquia General Villamil a consolidarse como Cantón de la provincia del Guayas.

Pero no fue hasta el año de 1989 que el Congreso Nacional  (Asamblea) dio el visto bueno.

Dr. Rodrigo Borja en ese entonces actual presidente de la república  firmo el decreto ejecutivo N° 253 donde se reconoce la cantonización de Playas.

Actividad Económica

La pesca es otra de las actividades nativas del pueblo de General Villamil.

El fuerte sol y las pocas precipotaciones que se dan al año han desertificado el suelo. Por doquier se encuentran plantas de algarrobo de donde se obtiene la afamada algarrobita que es un energético de gran calidad. También encontramos sembríos de pitahaya.

El comercio es la actividad complementaria para atender al turista así como para cubrir las necesidades internas.

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