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La Chocolatera

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Natural Beauty and Wonder at the Highest Level

Although we have not visited in a while, I still recall the sights, sounds, and smells of this... read more

Reviewed 2 April 2018
jzmackenzie
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Vilcabamba, Ecuador
stop by if you are in the area

Great views, nice breezes to cool you off in this area of no shade ! We were on a tour of the area... read more

Reviewed 22 May 2017
Cpjules
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Phoenix, Arizona
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2 Apr 2018
“Natural Beauty and Wonder at the Highest Level”
22 May 2017
“stop by if you are in the area”
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

Although we have not visited in a while, I still recall the sights, sounds, and smells of this amazing space. It's not easy to get there as you must take a taxi both way or ride a bike as it is ON a military facility....More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank jzmackenzie
Reviewed 22 May 2017

Great views, nice breezes to cool you off in this area of no shade ! We were on a tour of the area so we stopped multiple times including here, Got some pics too.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Cpjules
Reviewed 14 December 2016

The Chocolatera, 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. In the Chocolatera there is a colony of 20 sea lions,...More

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank cristylore
Reviewed 1 September 2016

walk quite long for disabled/ bring a jacket as it gets quite breezy/if you are short on time just go to the loberia[sea lions ] instead because its very similar and also has wildlife

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Cheryl B
Reviewed 26 August 2016

Watch the waves pound against the rugged shoreline. See humpback whales surface and jump (June to September). Visit the onsite museum and gift shoppes. This old naval base converted to tourist attraction is a must see. Be sure to bring your passport or cedula. You...More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Rob L
Reviewed 20 July 2016

Such amazing views of rocks and the sea from high places. Didn't see the seals, but maybe next time.

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Peggy F
Reviewed 13 July 2016

Easy to find in Salinas, great walkways by the ocean and vantage points for viewing the crashing waves. There is a lighthouse and souvenirs to purchase.

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Patricia H
Reviewed 18 January 2016

An exciting walk along trails that won't take longer than 4 hours; this is a lankdmark of Salinas beach. You can watch an original colony of seals that have decided to stay in this unique spot. You can take a walk up to "la Puntilla"...More

Date of experience: December 2015
Thank Margarita C
Reviewed 31 August 2015

Very well maintained. The small museum is well done and offers some great info. There is also a small cafe. Spent several hours here just chilling. We saw whales in the distance and sea lions up close.

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank Marianna P
Reviewed 20 August 2015

Went here twice during our stay. Was a bit windy and cool, but the view and the crashing of waves on the cliffs made up for it all. Went back a second time alone to do some photography. Great place to visit if you are...More

Date of experience: August 2015
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