Welcome to Olón!
this wonderful beach town
will stay in your heart forever

Let´s visit Olón!

OLÓN, THE PEARL OF THE ECUADORIAN COAST.

 

HALFWAY ON RUTA DEL SOL, ON THE ECUADORIAN COAST IS THE BEAUTIFUL PEARL OF OLÓN, A CALM, CLEAN AND TRANQUIL BEACH TOWN PERFECT FOR RELAXATION.

Walking down the streets of Olón, you are met with smiles from the friendly inhabitants and before you know it, you are on the most beautiful beach that stretches as far as you can see in both directions. The beach is one of few that still have much of its natural vegetation.

The calm atmosphere, the wonderful beach and the natural vegetation are what make Olón a perfect spot for relaxation!

Olón is inhabited by around 3000 people and has a handful of small restaurants, cafés, and fruit and vegetable stands. Olón is super close to the parties, clubs and bars of Montañita, so it’s pretty easy to enjoy the buzz there and then go to sleep in quiet Olón.

The waves are what make Olon beach the perfect spot for surfing.  If you have never surfed before, it´s the perfect beach for beginners because of the flat surface, the long waves and the smooth sand bottom.

The nearby hiking trails are ideal to see wildlife in the evergreen mountains. For example, you might see many of the nearly 400 types of beautiful and exotic birds that live here.

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Interesting things about Olón!
400
different kinds of birds live in the area
190
eggs can be laid by one single turtle!
3
km of beach in Olón, makes it one of Ecuador´s longest!
100
meters up high, the viewpoint offers a stunning view of the entire coast

WHAT TO DO AROUND HERE!?

There are tons of things to see and do in and around Olón.
The beach itself is a pretty unique spot, but let´s not forget about everything else that´s here!

Hiking trails, museums, exotic beach spots, biking, horse riding and much more.
We have listed the best activities for you!

Activities

WHERE TO STAY?

It can be tricky to find great accommodation, especially if you are looking for alternatives with sustainability tourism in mind! Sustainable tourism accommodations care about Olón as the clean, peaceful and friendly place that it is now and want to keep it that way.

Here are our top picks for you!

Accommodation

 

There are a lot of great accommodations in Olón!

 

The sea garden house

La Casa Naranja

Finca Hosteria El Retiro

Hosteria Barlovento B&B

Ocean blue lodge

La Casa Del Árbol

Hostal Oloncito

Hostal Olón Surf

La Corona Hotel Boutique

Hosteria Isramar

HOSTERIA N & J

La mariposa Hostal

 

 

And great things to see and do!

 

LOS FRAILES

ISLA DE LA PLATA

MACHALILLA NATIONAL PARK

WHALE WATCHING

AGUA BLANCA

DIVING PUERTO LOPEZ

DIVING IN AYANGUE

Surf in Olón

OLÓN SANCTUARY

Dos Mangas, hikes and waterfall

 

 

Practical information makes travelling so much easier.


 

About the project “Visit Olon”


VISIT OLON is a project to share information for visitors about beautiful Olón, with sustainable tourism in focus.

 

Background
The project was initiated by 12 hostels, hotels, hosterias and B&Bs in Olón, who all work with the aim of keeping Olón as beautiful, tranquil and clean as it is today. From our perspective, tourism is all about working in harmony with nature. As entrepreneurs, we want to be good examples of that kind of sustainability.

Sustainability for us means to keep the beach, the ocean and the river clean and free from rubbish and noise while also allowing tourism to continue to develop in Olón. Driving a car on the beach is not only illegal; it causes chemical pollution, compacts the sand and destroys the vegetation and local fauna. Olón beach is special because the sea turtles come to lay their eggs here! Please consider this when you choose to visit us.

In our opinion, the use of drugs, the excessive consumption of alcohol in public places and the unreasonably loud music, negatively alter the tranquil atmosphere in Olón.

The beach is a public space and must be preserved for future generations. We must learn to share it with nature and other humans.
We also believe that is necessary to innovate and improve our services in order to maintain the number of visitors we have and also increase that number in a planned and organized way.

Goal
The main goal of this site is to collect simple and practical information for tourists visiting or wishing to visit Olón.

At the same time, our goal is to focus on sustainable tourism, and to encourage visitors to make informed decisions while travelling.

Visitolon.com is a good start to making good travelling decisions!
As we do care about environmental sustainability, working together with the whole community is also one of our aims.

Another important goal for us is to connect the project with more local entrepreneurs, who also care about sustainability.
This webpage is free and open to anyone who provides tourist services, shares our values and operates according to the laws and regulations.

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