"Paradise 5 hours from Quito" Canoa by longuito

Canoa Travel Guide: 15 reviews and 56 photos

Off-Season Wonderland

Canoa is a small beach town in North-central Manabi, and easily accessible from Quito. If you take the Aloag-Santo Domingo Route it only takes you 5 hours to drive there. The road is 100% paved, and in very good condition.

A few years ago this town was relatively unknown to many Ecuadorians, but its growing appeal to surfers and foreigners during the last 5 years has made it a more popular destination for locals and foreigners alike.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Good balance between natural beauty and good infrastructure
  • Cons:Crowded during the Ecuadorian beach seasons
  • In a nutshell:Great beach without having to spend a day getting there
  • Last visit to Canoa: Nov 2003
  • Intro Written Mar 18, 2004
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