We were told that the closest beach to Guayaquil was at Salinas and we made a bit of a mistake heading there. It wasn’t one of the famous beaches of Ecuador, but we didn’t know that until we arrived there. We did get a good night´s sleep in a decent hotel and a cooler ocean breeze so it wasn´t all a waste. It also brought us closer to Montañita now only $1 and a couple of hours away. We packed up and headed there.
We arrived before 2pm found a hotel a few metres from the beach. Needless to say we didn´t do much for a couple of days. Attached are photos of Montañita.