Salinas and Around


Author: Johan Klok | Last update: November 18, 2021

See & Do

Climate & Environment

Ballenita is located in a semi-arid zone. From December through June, most days are sunny. From July through November, most days have overcast skies. Throughout the whole year, it's warm. See Salinas and Around - Climate for a more extensive description of the climate.

Shops & Markets


HosterĂ­a Farallon Dillon



Potable water is available in most areas. Aguapen is the local water utility company.

Health & Medical



How to travel to

From Cuenca

CLP operates direct buses between the Cuenca Bus Terminal in Cuenca and the Santa Elena Bus Terminal in Santa Elena ($14, about 6 hours). The Santa Elena Bus Terminal is located just over the border with Santa Elena.

How to get around


You can use urban buses to travel within the urban area of La Libertad, Santa Elena, Ballenita, and Salinas. The price for a single ride is $.036, which you can pay when you enter your bus.