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Shoot the Breeze

You can go up and down, back and forth, north and south to get some exercise, feel the breeze... read more

Reviewed May 16, 2019
San Francisco, California
Walk Along the Beach

This is the sidewalk and roadway along the beach area. Lots of traffic. Some seaside restaurants... read more

Reviewed November 16, 2018
Thomas V
Oakland, California
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“cruise ship”(3 reviews)
“fish market”(2 reviews)
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Playa El Murcielago | Playa Tarqui, Manta 130802, Ecuador
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Reviewed May 19, 2019

Just a busy street filled with trucks and taxis making a lot of noise. A fountain in the middle does not make an attraction

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Carolandjim1959
Reviewed May 16, 2019

You can go up and down, back and forth, north and south to get some exercise, feel the breeze, watch the passersby and take pictures with the signs and statues nearby. It can be ten minutes or two hours, your choice.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Indiana_Jonesse
Reviewed May 7, 2019

We had a walk around here before meeting our tour guides. There is nothing to see except the entrance to the port and some rough looking closed bars.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank sofia d
Reviewed November 16, 2018

This is the sidewalk and roadway along the beach area. Lots of traffic. Some seaside restaurants. Slightly picturesque.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Thomas V
Reviewed September 3, 2018

Getting off a cruise ship, we turned left at the terminal to walk along Malecon de Mantra. Traffic is very busy along here so be careful when crossing the avenue. Otherwise there is a pedestrian overpass some distance further down. Things along here to see...More

Date of experience: March 2018
2  Thank Aglassortwo
Reviewed August 6, 2018

It is a great place if you like swimming in blood and guts from eviscerated fish. The stench of the local fish processing and p canning factories make it difficult to breathe.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank ScottC4748
Reviewed January 25, 2018

If you arrive by cruise ship, and are not buying panama hats or are on a tour, this is a great walk along the shore. Fish market, restaurants where you can pick the catch of the day, ship yard, tuna statue. Early is best for...More

Date of experience: April 2017
2  Thank Teresa H
Reviewed November 27, 2017

Manta is a small city, however the places to visit are very worth going to. Make sure you dine in their small shops, good food and great service.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank paolabbg
Reviewed May 4, 2017

The seafront Avenida Malecón is the defining avenue in Manta. It hugs the coastline and runs roughly east to west, from Playa de Tarqui, over a small bridge to Manta Harbor and Playa Murciélago. Almost everything of interest to tourists in Manta is located on...More

Date of experience: April 2017
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