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Montanita

Welcome to Montanita! Even though this Santa Elena destination might not appear at the top of every traveler's wish list, you'll find plenty of vacation magic here.

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It can be found roughly 190 miles from Quito, the country's capital.

When the weather is warm, pack up the kids and plenty of sunscreen and drive to General Villamil Beach, 60 miles to the southeast of Montanita, or Puerto Cayo Beach, 35 miles to the north.

Although you may be only visiting for the day, it's recommended that you visit Montanita Church and Montanita Point.

For travelers who think they've seen all of Montanita, Salango is another great choice. Roughly 18 miles to the north, it's where you will discover Machalilla National Park Museum and Puerto Lopez Beach.

Manta is 60 miles north from Montanita. This area hotspot is home to a whole lot of things to see, like Manabí Fisherman Statue, Central Bank Museum and Manta Harbor. Manta Port and Museo del Banco Central are other places that are worth a visit.

Get a taste of the various flavors of Santa Elena by tasting its most popular food and drinks.

Vacationers are sure to note a lot of coconut and rice, two of the most popular regional ingredients.

Llapingachos (cheese and potato patties) and encocados (fish cooked in coconut milk) are two well-known meals you might like to order.

Those who always have some room for dessert can order come y bebe (drinkable fruit salad).

Quench your thirst with a pint of refreshing beer. Club Premium Roja is a good choice.

If you don't want to drink alcohol, why not have some coffee?

For something stronger, order a little Ron San Miguel and propose a toast to your courteous hosts.

Genuine travel encompasses so much more than simply seeing the sights. It's also about involving yourself in the stories and conversations of a place. Your days here will become richer if you endeavor to practice a few useful expressions and greetings in Spanish. ¡Salud! is how you say cheers/good health! in Spanish. ¡Buena suerte! (good luck) is good to practice as well.

The 10th of August is the day of the year when everybody, old and young, will celebrate Independence Day. You're sure to find plenty of festivities taking place if you are vacationing at that time.

We all wish our vacations went on forever. However, you'll have to bid "Adiós" to Montanita sooner or later. At least once you return home you'll have plenty of marvelous stories to tell!

If you're searching for the closest airport, it is approximately 65 miles to the east.

Accommodation in Montanita

We strongly suggest that you make reservations for a place to stay as soon as your dates are confirmed, since Expedia's Montanita hotels guide currently doesn't show a wide range of accommodations.

Montanita accommodation options include the Dharma Beach Hotel and ME Hotel in Montañita Estates.


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Hotel Baja Montañita

Hotel Baja Montañita

Sector La Punta, Manglaralto
3.5 out of 5.0

Offering direct access to the beach, this Manglaralto hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Montanita Point and Montanita Church. Ayampe Beach and Puerto Lopez Beach are also within 32 miles (52 km).

Nativa Bambu Ecolodge

Nativa Bambu Ecolodge

Ruta del Sondylus, Manglaralto
3.5 out of 5.0

Situated by the ocean, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Montanita Church and Montanita Point. Ayampe Beach and Punta Blanca Beach are also within 32 miles (52 km).

Hotel Kundalini

Hotel Kundalini

Frente Al Mar, Pasando El Puente 2 Cuadr, Manglaralto
3.0 out of 5.0

Nestled on the beach, this Manglaralto hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Montanita Church and Montanita Point. Ayampe Beach and Punta Blanca Beach are also within 32 miles (52 km).

Punta Hills Montanita

Punta Hills Montanita

Olón Montanita km 60, Manglaralto
3.0 out of 5.0

Situated by the ocean, this hostal is within a 15-minute walk of Montanita Church and Montanita Point. Ayampe Beach and Punta Blanca Beach are also within 32 miles (52 km).

La Gondola Hosteria

La Gondola Hosteria

Avenida 10 de agosto, Manglaralto
3.0 out of 5.0

Situated on the beach, this bed & breakfast is within 1 mile (2 km) of Montanita Church and Montanita Point. Ayampe Beach and Punta Blanca Beach are also within 32 miles (52 km).

TIKI TRIP MONTANITA

TIKI TRIP MONTANITA

Calle 15 de Mayo Y Segundo Rosales, Manglaralto
2.5 out of 5.0

Situated near the beach in Manglaralto, this hostel is close to Montanita Church and Montanita Point. Regional attractions also include Ayampe Beach.

Selina Montañita

Selina Montañita

Calle Guido Chiriboga y Av. Tercera, Manglaralto
2.0 out of 5.0

Situated near the beach in Manglaralto, this hostel is close to Montanita Church and Montanita Point. Regional attractions also include Ayampe Beach.

Hotel Sumpa

Hotel Sumpa

Carretera Spondylus via Olon, Manglaralto
3.5 out of 5.0

Situated near the beach, this spa hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Montanita Church and Montanita Point. Ayampe Beach and Puerto Lopez Beach are also within 32 miles (52 km).

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