La Chocolatera beach, Santa Elena

La Chocolate beach is located within the Naval Base of Salinas, the most salient point of the Santa Elena Peninsula, 163 kilometers from the city of Guayaquil. It is the second most salient point of the South American coast, offering a unique, colorful, and here combines two currents that produce a shock wave against the rocks and waters are passed by the intense sunlight, creating multiple rainbows.  

Data of interest

  • Region: Coast
  • Province:Santa Elena
  • Latitud:2° 11' 19.74" S
  • Length:80° 00' 35.78" O
  • Climate:24º C a 32º C
  • Population:-
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  • Postcode:EC241702
  • Phone code:593 4
  • Currency:American dollar
  • Predominant language:Spanish
  • Airport:-
  • Distance from Guayaquil:141 km. approx.
  • Distance from Quito:549 km. approx.



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Information of La Chocolatera beach

La Chocolate is one of the most visited places in the province of Santa Elena, where converging flows, which raise the sandy bottom and give the chocolate brown sea, hence its name was born.

The warm and sunny tropical climate, fascinating sandy beach, the diversity of recreational and sport activities, entertaining nightlife and Playa Chipipe make major destinations in the province of Santa Elena.

Recognized worldwide for its clear waters and transparent, and peaceful are the delight of the children, who in the immensity of the sea have a place to play without risk of being swept by the waves.

Also La Chocolate boasts of being a paradise for lovers of diving, because here you can experience hundreds of tropical fish and fascinating marine world.

La Chocolate is located in an untouched area of southern Santa Elena described as ideal natural environment for eco tourism. It is of medium grain black sand and cinder. Windy beach with strong waves, it measures just under a mile and maintains an average width of 30 meters. Care should be taken to bathe in it by the force of the sea in the area.

It is the perfect place to practice various sports such as sailing, jet skiing, surfing, birding, swimming and most fantastic from June to September you can see humpback whales.

On the beach La Chocolate boardwalks are made which are a great option for fun in the months of June to September, to watch the humpback whales come every year from Antarctica to Ecuador's territorial waters, for their mating and have their offspring.

No doubt La Cocolatera is always packed with lots of domestic and foreign tourists looking to enjoy a refreshing swim, then enjoy a delicious variety of seafood.

Santa Elena, La Chocolatera beach


Map La Chocolatera beach, Santa Elena Ecuador

Map of La Chocolatera beach,Santa Elena Ecuador


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