Ecuador’s beachfront is absolutely magnificent, offering miles of rugged cliffs, beautiful sandy beaches, sleepy fishing villages, open beach lots, and thriving metropolitan areas. One would think that towns located at sea level on the equator would be unbearably hot, but that’s actually not the case in Ecuador. For much of the year, the Humboldt Current coming up from the Antarctic keeps the temperatures in the 70s and 80s.

A large portion of the beachfront property in Ecuador is undeveloped, which is great if you own a horse, or want to speed from town to town along the beach in your Jeep at low tide. If you’re looking for a highly developed oceanview resort area, however, your options are limited.

To give you an idea of Ecuador beachfront real estate prices, here are some beachfront opportunities we recently came across:

Beachfront Property in Montañita

Probably the premier surfer destination in Ecuador, Montañita is also popular with those looking for fun and sun. Yes, you guessed it, Montañita appeals to the younger backpacking crowd, and young people from around the world flock there to surf, play on the beautiful beaches, and hang out in the many small bars and restaurants.

Condos in Montañita can for as little as $70,000 for a one-bedroom home. A fully-furnished, two-bedroom unit in a gated community by the beach will probably set you back about $120,000.

Beachfront Property in Salinas

Along Ecuador’s coast, you’ll find a few pockets of good old Miami-style beachfront development–highrise condos, luxury hotels, nice restaurants, and clubs along long sandy beaches. Salinas, on the southern coast close to Guayaquil, is the country’s most developed. A two-bedroom condo in this area can go for as little as $65,000. If you’re looking to get something right on the water, expect to pay a higher price, but not by much. Oceanfront properties can be found for around $90,000.

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