FAQ #101 – What Are the DRIEST BEACHES In Ecuador?

This may sound like an oxymoron, but there are some beaches in Ecuador that are dryer than others, at least in terms of humidity.

Playas, Salinas and the beaches near Manta including Santa Marianita and San Lorenzo are located in desert microclimates, which means they have more dirt and cactus than humidity.

However, they are still ocean beaches, which means there is moisture coming off the water in the form of mist and humidity. While the air does feel drier than beaches in jungle microclimates like Olón and Montañita, it is still humid compared to inland deserts and higher elevation mountain towns like Cotacachi and Vilcabamba.


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