Playa Montañita

Playa Montañita, Manglaralto: Tickets, Tours, Address, Playa Montañita Reviews: 4/5

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Andre H
Auckland Central, New Zealand20 contributions
Overcast and windy
Aug 2019 • Solo
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 from a seaside resort. If it's just a few nights of partying you're after, amongst drunk and doped party goers, then it's probably ok. Having said that, Quito has a better party scene and the sun seems to be generally always shining.
The weather on the Pacific coast is quite different in various places. It's worth doing some research, if it's sun you are looking for. Some places are predominantly dreary all year and other places, that may be quite nearby, can be sunny most of the time.
Safe travels
Written August 28, 2019
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ruthandvern
Wilton, CA14,317 contributions
Long Beaches, white sand, changeable waters
Apr 2019 • Couples
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.
Written April 5, 2019
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PauricMcC
County Donegal, Ireland14 contributions
Dirty, Drugs and full of Hippies. Dont bother
Oct 2018 • Couples
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 exaggerated version if every other town in the continent.
Written October 20, 2018
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MindStorm
Honolulu, HI761 contributions
Pleasant mid-week off-season
Sep 2018 • Couples
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 so on the beach and went on our way. All-in-all, a pleasant stop, but we did not spend much time here.
Written September 18, 2018
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Marjorie_Montes
Guayaquil, Ecuador24 contributions
Montañita Beach
Feb 2016 • Friends
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 beauty contests.
This beach is wide and the strong waves are favorable for surfing practices and competitions. The constructions that surround him are of modern type, combined with materials of the zone (wood and cade).
This is a very nice and relaxing place. I love to going because its beach is beautiful, also because there are many foreign tourists and I could know people all sides. Also from its gastronomy it is very good.
In the evening you can see when the sun goes down is a very inspiring and wonderful scenario. At night the locals are very lively and fun.
Written December 15, 2016
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ArianaOrrala
39 contributions
Nice beach
Jun 2016 • Friends
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 every moment with any type of people, we could find a Malecon, restaurants, hotels and others places that are amazing. Every night is a good moment for dances, some people make a bonfire on the sand and share in family or friends that it’s common in Montañita. However this place used to be dangerous because you could find people that are consuming toxic substances, I recommend you to consider some alternatives before visiting this place I consider that it is a beautiful place but you should be careful in all moment.
Written December 13, 2016
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Mauricio X
28 contributions
My experience in Montañita Beach!!!!
Nov 2016 • Friends
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 good service because they have wifi and air conditioned. My experience in this place was amazing, friendly and funny because when I arrived people were celebrating the day of the dead. My cousins and I were looking for a hostel when a man came up to us and offered us a room in his hostel named “Hierba Buena” with two bunk beds the problem was the low water pressure in the bathroom but its convenient price of $10 per person convinced us. At night we went dancing and visited “Alcatraz” a night club which looked as a real jail, the entry was free until 11:oo pm.
Written December 11, 2016
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raqc148
Guayaquil, Ecuador10 contributions
Amazing
Mar 2016 • Friends
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 to our country to be part of it. People are friendly and love to help foreigners.
There are lot of restaurants, food is cheap and delicious and they offer a wide menu. Hotels are picturesque and affordable.
There are lots of Handicraft shops crafts where you can buy beautiful souvenirs. There are great parties at night you could see people dancing in the discos and even on the beach. Last time I went to Montañita I had a great time with my friends
Written July 8, 2016
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BillKlein2013
Montanita, Ecuador5 contributions
Depend on what you like
Nov 2015 • Friends
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.
Written November 14, 2015
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SamFNV
Las Vegas, NV25 contributions
Stinks
Mar 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.
Written November 6, 2015
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