Information & Guidance for Coastal Living At It's Finest

Beaches Playa of Manta
 El Murciélago

Manta is the major port along the central Ecuadorian coast in the Manabí Province and an important local tourist resort, located in a dry tropical forest area with an average annual temperature of 25 degrees Celsius (77° F). It also serves as the primary industrial port of Ecuador's tuna industry.

Note: Manta will begin dredging the Puerto de Manta seaport to allow for the new cruise ship docks. Construction is to be completed by 2019

                                                                         Manta beaches Playa El Murciélago

Its main beach, Murciélago, has a modern boardwalk with a variety of restaurants offering local culinary specialties and the region's most delicious drinks. In recent years, it has become a popular stop for international cruise liners sailing from the Caribbean to Latin America. The city has several bars and discotheques, which are often frequented by tourists, especially on the weekends.

A variety of traditional tasty tropical dishes prepared with fresh seafood are served at the main hotels and restaurants in appetizing presentations. Don't miss the "ceviches" of several sea foods, or the exquisite "viche de pescado", which consists of albacore or tuna fish with peanuts, yucca, corn, and sweet potato.

The Malecón is the main street running along the coastal part of Manta.  This allows for an easy Taxi ride if you are not visiting or living in the area of the Playa El Murciélago (beach).

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