Salinas and Around

Santa Elena

Author: Johan Klok | Last update: August 9, 2021

Climate & Environment

Santa Elena 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.



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

Health & Medical


How to travel to Santa Elena

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).

From Guayaquil

From Huaquillas (border with Peru)

How to get around Santa Elena


You can use urban buses to travel in 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.