The Coast or like they call it "La Costa" borders the Pacific Ocean to the west. Guayaquil, the biggest city in the country and is located in this region, although it is not really known for tourism, they do have many beaches surrounding it that you may want to visit. One of the best places to go if you are wanting to meet many people from around the world is Montañita. Here you'll find surfers and people who are ready to party til the morning. You will definitely enjoy spending a lot of your days at the beach, weather you're surfing, catching some sun, or swimming. You will find areas in which you can go whale watching, scuba diving, and taking scenic rides out into the Pacific Ocean!