Why Montanita

  • Enjoy one ofthe most beautiful beaches
  • Practice Surf
  • Enjoy the amazing seafood
  • Enjoy one of the best Disco of the world
  • Meet people from around the world
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is the most known and visited beach in the northern part of the Peninsula of Santa Elena in Ecuador.  Montañita was a fisher’s town where its amazing waves attracted people from all over Ecuador to practice Surf. Actually, Montañita is a paradise to practice surf and enjoy every day of the year.

Montañita is located one hour by bus from the Santa Elena terminal with a ticket value of $ 1.60 you get to Montañita.Montañita a Paradise Hidden in Ecuador

To get to Montañita from Guayaquil we can do it in two ways one directly from Guayaquil to Montañita with a value of $ 6.25 at the following times, 7:00, 9:00, 11:00 15: 00, 17:00 p.m. The bus that takes you directly is the CLP that You must take at the land terminal of Guayaquil. In case we do not want to wait for the bus and you want to leave immediately, you leave to the terminal of Santa Elena for a value of $ 4.25. Here we find three cooperatives such as CLP, Libertad Peninsular, and CICA.

From there You take a bus that takes you to Montañita for a value of $ 1.60 in my case take the bus from the Manglaralto Cooperative that takes you to Manta in the province of Manabi.

If you come from Quito you can take the bus from the TransEsmeraldas cooperative, from the terminals of Quitimbe or Carcelen, this transport line takes you directly for $ 14.5 leaving at 9 or 10 at night to be in the terminal From Santa Elena at 6 or 7 in the morning, after that, you take the bus to Montañita.

After an hour of travel, we are in Montañita a town characterized by surf, bohemian life, and the large number of tourists from all over the world who visit it.

Of accommodation, you can not worry there are lots of accommodation sites like hotels and hostels comfortable for everyone’s pocket.Montañita a Paradise Hidden in Ecuador

Apart from enjoying the good waves, the beautiful people and the great food in the evening we enjoyed the best party there may be, Montañita is characterized by its nightlife that makes our stay always a party.Montañita a Paradise Hidden in Ecuador

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There is no more beautiful sight than watching a sunset on the beach, Montañita lends itself to show one of the most beautiful sunsets that can be seen on the Ecuadorian coast.

The Nightfall in Montañita and the lights begin to ignite, that sea breeze starts to run harder, people begin to move, discos start and the party begins.

Montañita is characterized by that bohemian life, its nightlife where you can enjoy alone or accompanied that it does not always matter you are going to find new friends with whom to enjoy.

The street of the cocktails begins to sell in an intense way, the discos begin to work and the restaurants to catch those hungry clients, we find all types of food places and until fast food for which we do not have a high budget.Montañita a Paradise Hidden in Ecuador

Talking about Montañita during the day is one thing, but talking about the night at Montañita is another level, where rave, electronic music and that melting pot of people from all over the world unites and forms a single soul called Montañita.

You can not describe Montañita at night, you just have to visit it and enjoy it feel that good energy that surrounds everyone on this beach that at night is another world to visit.

What to bring:

The most casual clothes that you have, you only need to have a great attitude and enjoy the night, the beach, or the discos that ignite Montañita.

Other data.

The rooms have an average value of $ 15 although you can find a lower price.


If you want to go from town to town the value is 0.50 cents for the proximity of Olón, Manglaralto.

A lunch in Montañita consisting of soup, rice, and juice have a value of $ 3.
If you want a fish fillet this is at $ 5 or a delicious ceviche between $ 5 and $ 7 depending on what type of seafood you want.Montañita a Paradise Hidden in Ecuador

I find a Hostel called Pakaloro the best in price and comfort ratio. It’s a place to relax with a Value of $ 10 + Iva the room from Monday to Thursday or low season and the weekends or high season rises  $ 15 + Iva. A nice place with a kitchen if you want to prepare your food, a balcony with a hammock to rest. It is the recommendation to rest in Montañita. Visit its website https://www.pakaloro.com/

There is no more to describe Montañita, I think everyone has to visit it and enjoy not only Montañita but all its beaches nearby.

Montañita a great place where you can find good waves, music, food, and people from around the world. When you visit this amazing beach you will be one more lover of Montañita.Montañita a Paradise Hidden in Ecuador



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Hi, my name is Luis. I'm from Ecuador. I'm a teacher in a high school and I love to travel and help people who need to know more about a destination.

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