Malecon Las Palmas

North Coast & Lowlands

This new walkway along the bay features cell-charging stations, a skate park, a dozen food stands and the largest Ecuadorian flag you will ever see. A nice spot to get a drink at night.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby North Coast & Lowlands attractions

1. Church


This Catholic Church frames Esmeraldas' main square.

2. Centro Cultural Esmeraldas

1.81 MILES

This combined museum, library and bookstore contains materials ranging from recent local history to fine ceramics and gold work from the ancient Tolita…

3. Museo Arqueologica Playa Africa

26.15 MILES

See a collection of more than 6000 pieces of artifacts from the region. Get off a northbound bus in Montalvo and ask for local transport (car or motorbike…