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Pleasant mid-week off-season

We stopped by this beach for lunch last week. We were there mid-week (Thursday) off-season... read more

Reviewed September 18, 2018
Cuenca, Ecuador
Montañita Beach

It is a quiet place for rest and relaxation together to the Sanctuary of Olón or the refuge between... read more

Reviewed December 15, 2016
Guayaquil, Ecuador
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Reviewed August 28, 2019

There are many wonderful places in Ecuador and many I would return to. But not to Montanita. The sales pitch forgets to advise of possibly the most important aspect. The weather is more often than not cloudy, windy and cool. Not really what you expect...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Andre H
Reviewed April 5, 2019

We spent some time in Montanita, walking around and using the beach access that is available along the Malecon. The tide was coming in and the beach in the town itself was losing to the water.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank ruthandvern
Reviewed October 20, 2018 via mobile

Don't even bother going out of your way to go here on your travels. We were up for a party but it's a loud, expensive ($20 for entry to Nightclub) and dirty town. It's easy to see why South Americans like it as it's an...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank PauricMcC
Reviewed September 18, 2018

We stopped by this beach for lunch last week. We were there mid-week (Thursday) off-season (September), so there were no crowds. A few surfers enjoying the waves, and a few families enjoying the sand and shallows. We had a nice lunch, spent an hour or...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank MindStorm00
Reviewed December 15, 2016

It is a quiet place for rest and relaxation together to the Sanctuary of Olón or the refuge between the hamlets of the fishermen facing the sea. The nightlife is assured with local bohemian music, with lots of organized recreational activities such as dancing and...More

Date of experience: February 2016
Thank Marjorie_Montes
Reviewed December 13, 2016 via mobile

Montañita is a beach located in Santa Elena in the Spondylus Route it is great place especially for the tourism, because they look for a good place to practice surf and Montañita is best place to practice it. Also it’s a good place to enjoy...More

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank ArianaOrrala
Reviewed December 10, 2016

Montañita is a small commune and beach located in the province of Santa Elena in Ecuador, to arrive you should take the bus Libertad Peninsular, the price of the tickets go from $6.00 to $8.00 (depending on national holidays) this line of buses give a...More

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank Mauricio X
Reviewed July 8, 2016

Montañita beach is located in the Santa Elena province. It receives this name because it´s surrounded by hills. This beach is one of the most known in our country because each year they organize event related with extreme sports like surfing and many people come...More

Date of experience: March 2016
Thank raqc148
Reviewed November 13, 2015

If you want action, you will find it here. Best surf on the point if you are not a kook. Fun everyday and night can be found. Respect the locals, they are great people.

Date of experience: November 2015
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Reviewed November 6, 2015

The whole place smelled like a sewer. No way was I getting in that water! Maybe we were just there at the wrong time of year.

Date of experience: March 2015
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