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Things to do in Esmeraldas Province

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Museum
“Ciudad Mitad del Mundo - Today it is a quite significant tourist attraction for the city, it is also the opportunity to photograph yourself in the two hemispheres at the same time, level an egg on a nail without needing to hold it, you can also weigh a kilo less in difference to other places.”
  • 62 locals recommend
Transportation
“Bus stop on the same block, it will take you 45 min to 1 hour to get there for $0.45 USD/trip”
  • 10 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“This is one of the places on the planet where you can be in two hemispheres at once!”
  • 12 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“A great place for restaurants, shopping, groceries and entertainment. 15 minutes away. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Transportation
“You can get to the Terminal catching the Bus on the Ecovia to Rio Coca main Station and transfer to the norther bus station of Carcelen. Buses to Cayambe, Otavalo,Ibarra, Tulcan (Border to Colombia)”
  • 6 locals recommend
Museum
“ok this is the REAL half of the world museum. Go and try all the scientific tests to PROVE that the earth behaves differently from each side of the hemisphere. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Está Playa está dentro de la ciudad de Esmeraldas, a 40 minutos de la casa. Es un buen lugar para visitar y entretenerte en la noche. Hay renta de bicicletas individuales y para múltiples pilotos para toda la familia. También tiene una increíble pista de deportes extremos; restaurantes a su alrededor y un mercado artesanal. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Mountain
“Uno de los pocos volcanes del mundo habitados con una reserva ecológica especial ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“La comida es deliciosa. Te recomiendo la pizza Viña Azul y la de Mariscos, no te vas a arrepentir. La lasagña también es exquisita. Ideal para ir en la noche. The food is delicious. I recommend Viña Azul and Seafood pizza, you won't regret it. Lasagna is also exquisite. Ideal for going at night.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Museum
“A great experience! You will learn a lot about the culture, a painter here with his works, as well as local traditions. Worth every cent of the $3 entrance fee. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Park
“La reserva Ecologica Cotacachi cayapas cuenta con la hermosa laguna de cuicocha al pie del volcan Cotacachi, los visitantes pueden optar por el uso canoas o caminatas alrededor de la laguna.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Uno de los centros comerciales mas grandes de Quito. Se puede encontrar tiendas, restaurantes, cafeterias, supermercado.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Establishment
“Established in 1947 Quito Tenis and Golf Club is considered the number 1 spot for golf. Holes: 18 Par: 72 Length: 7373 yards Slope: 130”
  • 2 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“excellent place to visit, the view is great, if you get there early can hike down hill to the valley. Check pictures online you will love it.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Route
“Aquí encontrarás varias alternativas de compras, pues dispones de farmacias, panaderías, restaurantes, cafeterías”
  • 3 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“La comida es deliciosa. Te recomiendo la pizza Viña Azul y la de Mariscos, no te vas a arrepentir. La lasagña también es exquisita. Ideal para ir en la noche. The food is delicious. I recommend Viña Azul and Seafood pizza, you won't regret it. Lasagna is also exquisite. Ideal for going at night.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Hermanos Nieves has good food and good prices! Note: You will need to take a $2 mototaxi from Makana Resort and a $2 mototaxi back. If you have any questions, please ask in the reception area or one of the administrators, Uldin or Juan. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Pizza Place
“A una cuadra de la casa, la Pizza más rica de todo Tonsupa. Además, si quieres clases de surf; pregunta por Rony, su dueño; quien es un extraordinario surfista argentino que dicta clases de este deporte”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Un restaurante que se especializa en mariscos, muy recomendado para ir en familia o para compartir, sus platos son grandes y no haca falta pedir mucho para llenarse. Un lugar para comer muy bien.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Resort
“Great innovative Ecuadorian and American food and safe to eat salads, fresh fruit, juice all fruit and vegetables are washed and made with purified water. Excellent desserts. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Latin American Restaurant
“Uno de los mejores comedores de la provincia, reconocido por la variedad de platos sobre todos mariscos, muy concurrido los fines de semanas y feriados, sobre todo en horas pico. Precios moderados pero porciones generosas.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Una de las mejores comidas que puedes encontrar cerca de Playa Almendro y Tonsupa, puedes disfrutar de pizzas, pastas y carnes muy bien preparadas en un ambiente cálido y hogareño.”
  • 3 locals recommend

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