Welcome to Olón
A few kilometers north of Montañita is the coastal village of Olón, boasting a long beach (with beginner waves) and an inland landscape that marks the beginning of a dramatic departure from the dry scrubland further south. This lush cloud forest is part of the Cordillera Chongón-Colonche, which climbs over a low coastal mountain range. It’s one of the few places in the world with a cloud forest and a beach in such close proximity; jaguars, howler monkeys and the endangered great green macaw all reside here.
After a day in Montañita or Guayaquil, you'll feel, dare we say, all Olón here.