Ecuador's Pacific Coast

The coastal area of Ecuador, often known as the littoral region or simply the coast, is one of the four geographic regions that comprise the Republic of Ecuador. It is situated between the Andes Mountain Range and the Pacific Ocean. Its generally flat terrain ranges from scrublands and dry woods in the south to humid forests in the north, including mangroves in the Gulf of Guayaquil and along the north coast. It encompasses the provinces of Esmeraldas, Santo Domingo de los Tsáchilas, Manab, Los Rios, Guayas, Santa Elena, and El Oro, as well as sections of the provinces that border it. Guayaquil, the Pearl of the Pacific, is the most populous city in this area.

From the Andes to the Pacific Ocean, rivers flow along the shore. Five of the country’s seven provinces include enticing beaches and resorts for visitors. The wines of Esmeraldas, Manabi, and Santa Elena are notable. This region has the most extensive network of rivers in the nation. This is the Guayas River Basin, which is comprised of around twelve tributaries and the cities of Daule, Babahoyo, Macul, Puca, Paján, and Colimes.

The coastline of Ecuador spans 640 kilometers.


The coast, which stretches between the Andes Mountains and the Pacific Ocean, is one of the four natural areas that divide continental Ecuador. With minimal height change, the coastal area is gifted with homogeneous weather and scenery; yet, there are differences between the tropical forest in the north and the desert plains in the south.

The Ecuadorian coastline consists of lush lowlands, hills, sedimentary basins, and low altitudes. From the Andes to the Pacific Ocean, rivers traverse its area.

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