Manta is a fishing city located on the Pacific coast whose maritime port is the largest in Ecuador, most of its inhabitants are dedicated to fishing and tourism because the city has 13 of the most beautiful beaches in the country. Over time, its improvements have been aimed at offering an unbeatable experience to national and foreign tourists. Several areas have bars, restaurants, discotheques, shopping malls; even the city has an international airport.
As we have already mentioned here, you can find several beach options depending on the activities you want to do, be it rest, learn about culture, practice water sports, try typical food, among many others.
- Tarqui Beach: this beach is the perfect option for lovers of seafood and typical food, here is the “Parque del Marisco” a place well known for the excellent gastronomic offer of its 16 cabins restaurants whose main feature is the freshness of its ingredients, highlighting dishes such as ceviche, seafood rice, roasted shells, among other delicious options.
- Murcielago Beach: it is the most visited due to the popularity of the place to practice sports such as surfing, sport fishing, and kiteboarding, it has even hosted several competitions. In its surroundings is the Scenic Malecón that allows you to take a pleasant walk along the beach and enjoy bars, shops, and restaurants, it is also known for being an inclusive beach because it has been suitable with access ramps for people with reduced mobility.
- Playa San Lorenzo: it has a protected area, which makes it a quiet place if your idea of travel is to rest, in its surroundings you can see rock formations and cliffs that accompany the crystalline waters, the same as in the months of June In October they are visited by humpback whales, offering an unmissable show with their huge jumps.
- El Pasaje del Mono trail: a walk of around 2 kilometers that allows you to enter the forest where toquilla palms are found, which are the raw material for making the famous toquilla straw hats, a great variety of bromeliads that adorn and they give color to the abundant vegetation, among many others.
The city of Manta has everything you need to enjoy a good vacation by the sea, its varied cuisine and colorful sunsets will undoubtedly leave a mark on your memory. All of these and much more you can visit on our Guided and Self-Guided Adventures.