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Sun Route or Spondylus Route


Multiple Day visit from Guayaquil or Quito:

Depends on your arrival town, you can depart from both cities.

Driving time from Guayaquil or Quito:

More or less 5 days.

What is it?

The sun route, also known as Spondylus Route, is a highway that follows the Ecuadorian Pacific coast, passing by the main towns, and some cities, where you have interesting tourism attactions. You can spend as long as you want to cover it, but whithin 5 days you can reach from Quito to Guayaquil and cover more or less 450 km. of distance with different overnights, and also doing activities for the day. The Spondylus plays an important role, since many of the small towns used in the pre-inca time this shell fish as a tradable good, even with the highland cultures. It is found along the southamerican coast, and as far as the burrial sites near Cusco in Peru, in the Andes. 

What can you do there?

Sun and Beach, seightseeing, hiking, bird watching, whale watching, snorkeling, scuba diving.

Possible / Suggested Overnight Town:

Same, Sua, Cojimies, Puerto Lopez, Montañita, La Libertad, Guayaquil.