Welcome to Salango, Las Tunas and Ayampe
Along the coast you'll find the sleepy towns of Salango, Las Tunas, and Ayampe – where the Río Ayampe empties into the ocean (the strong undertow here makes swimming difficult), and the luxuriant green hills close in on the beach. If you're looking to get away from people, the guesthouses in these parts offer solace, peace and quiet. Only 6km south of Puerto López is the little fishing town of Salango. From here you can hire fishing boats to buzz the 2km out to Isla Salango, a haven for birdlife – including blue-footed boobies, pelicans and frigate birds – with good snorkeling, too.