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La Chocolatera, the westernmost Point in Ecuador is located in Salinas
La Chocolatera, the westernmost Point in Ecuador is located in Salinas
La Chocolatera, the westernmost Point in Ecuador is located in Salinas

Salinas, Ecuador

By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on Feb 09, 2022

Summary: With a population of approximately 50,000, Salinas, Ecuador is the westernmost city on mainland Ecuador (Galapagos is further west). Salinas is considered Ecuador's most upscale, beach resort area and a hot spot for real estate investors. Salinas enjoys year-round, beach-friendly weather with highs in the mid 80s and lows in the upper 60s. Tip: Newcomers tend to meet people by hanging out at restaurants and bars on the Malecon, a popular beachfront street.

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Joshua Wood Joshua Wood, LPC is one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange and serves as Co-President of Expat Exchange. Prior to Expat Exchange and Digital Nomad Exchange, Joshua worked for NBC Cable (MSNBC and CNBC Primetime). Joshua has a BA from Syracuse and a Master's in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Mr. Wood is also a licensed counselor and psychotherapist.

Some of Joshua's articles include Pros and Cons of Living in Portugal, 10 Best Places to Live in Ireland and Pros and Cons of Living in Uruguay. Connect with Joshua on LinkedIn.

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La Chocolatera, the westernmost Point in Ecuador is located in Salinas

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Help others in Ecuador by answering questions about the challenges and adventures of living in Ecuador.

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