Salinas is the West-most tip of the South American continent. It has plenty of apartments, restaurants, clubs, hotels and a few nice beaches. It's famous as Ecuador's aproximation of Miami beach!
At 1 hour minutes from Montañita ($1,50 by taxi), Salinas, La Libertad, Ballenita and Santa Elena are the closest thing to a big city near Olón!
Santa Elena is a transport hub, Ballenita has a nice small beach and La Libertad has 2 shopping malls.