Montanita Beach is considered the best holiday destination for surfers in Ecuador. It is located in the resort of Santa Elena. Strong winds blow on this stretch of coast all year round. It contributes to the formation of waves. The resort has received significant development in recent years. Surf campsites, water sports schools, equipment rentals, and shops have opened on the coast. The popular resort is quite small. Only about 1,000 people live on its territory even today.
It began to gain popularity in the 60s of the last century. Hippies were the first to appreciate the sparsely populated and beautiful beach. Most of the tourists come to Montanita beach at the weekend. It attracts not only foreign tourists but also local surfers. The length of the beach is about 5,000 meters. Therefore, you can choose a relatively sparsely populated place to relax on its territory, even on weekends. A surf school is available at the resort. But it is still largely focused on professional surfers.
It will be most comfortable for beginners to stay here in the summer. The height of the waves does not exceed 1 meter on the coast at this time of year. The highest waves are on the coast in the period from January to March. Their height can reach 2 meters at this time of year. Guests of the popular resort of Ecuador should also take into account that there are no high-class hotels on its territory. There are several inexpensive campsites and hostels here. The main part of their guests is young travelers. An interesting festival is held at the resort every February. Annual surfing competitions are held within its framework. Next - Essaouira Beach
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