Ecuador // Guayaquil and the southern coast //


Accommodation in Playas falls into two different areas: a cluster of lower-end hotels and residenciales in the centre and several upmarket choices dotted along the coast-hugging Avenida Roldos. Expect discounts in low season. The latter places can be reached on the unsigned pick-up trucks that serve as taxis ($1, less if you bargain hard) from Avenida Guayaquil, off the main square.

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