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Spondylus Route

The Spondylus Route in Ecuador is a government initiative to promote tourism in the coastal profile, it aims to inform tourists about the dozens of wonderful beaches offered by the provinces of Esmeraldas, Manabi, Santa Elena and Guayas along the E15 Highway Trunk of the Pacific or as it is known worldwide as the Pacific Way.

The route of the Sun has a road infrastructure of the first order, it is also part of the Spondylus Route circuit, which is integrated by other regions. Some “initiatives” define it with other names to limit its extension, for example, one of these names is Santa Elena – Manabi Route.

What beaches does The Spondylus Route have?

From north to south it crosses 4 provinces of the Ecuadorian coast. However, there are more prominent destinations that we do not want to leave out of the list, so we present all the beaches from Esmeraldas that borders Colombia and ends in Guayas, defining a new concept regarding the Route of the Sun in Ecuador.

Sua

Tonchingue

Same

Mompiche

Chamanga

Cojimíes

Juananú

Cañaveral

Coaque

Cabuyal

Punta Prieta

Don Juan

Jama

Briceño

San Vicente

San Clemente

San Jacinto

Crucita

Barbasquillo

Piedra Larga

San Mateo

Santa Marianita

Liguiqui

San Lorenzo

Pile

Puerto Cayo

Machalilla

Salango

Puerto Rico

Las Tunas

Ayampe

Manglaralto

Libertador Bolivar

Valdivia

San Pedro

Ayangue

Palmar

Monteverde

San Pablo

Punta Carnero

Anconcito

Ancón

Chanduy

Tourism in The Spondylus Route

Route of the sun in Ecuador

  • Country: Ecuador
  • Region: Costa
  • Highway: Good

Main Destinations

  1. Salinas
  2. Montañita
  3. General Villamil
  4. Bahía
  5. Los Frailes
  6. Manta
  7. Esmeraldas

Is the Route of the sun the same as the Spondylus Route?

Yes, in Playasonline we want to encourage tourism in the entire “Pacific Trunk” highway, since many of the Ecuadorians identify it with the two terms as the same initiative, this is our study.

Why is it called the Spondylus Route?

Ejemplar de Spondylus
Ejemplar de Spondylus

In honor of the oyster bristling with bloody coral Spondylus, a type of mollusks that, in pre-Hispanic times, was venerated as a symbol of wealth and food for the gods because its value exceeded precious stones such as gold.

How to travel the Spondylus Route?

Definitely you have to do it by land in public or private transport, the highway is in a really good state providing a lot of security at the time of travelling compared to the neighboring countries of the region.

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