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Montanita Beach, Ecuador

From series “Top Beaches for Surfing on Huge Waves”
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.

Montanita Beach, Ecuador 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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 »  Jose Joaquin de Olmedo International Airport GYE - in 103 km
 »  Mariscal Lamar Airport CUE - in 229 km
 »  Mariscal Sucre Airport UIO - in 313 km
 »  Esmeraldas Airport ESM - in 335 km
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Best hotels near Montanita Beach

Tiki Limbo

Located in 0 km from Montanita Beach
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Rooms: 15
The vivid rooms have wooden floors and beds. They have a tropical décor. Some have beds and walls made of bamboo. Each comes with a private … More: photo, rates and booking
Hotel Montañita

Located in 1 km from Montanita Beach
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Rooms: 45
Rooms at the Hotel Montañita feature simple, functional décor in pastel tones. All rooms have a TV and a private bathroom with a shower. Hotel … More: photo, rates and booking
The Sea Garden House

Located in 2 km from Montanita Beach
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Rooms: 8
Decorated with exposed-brick walls and gables roofs, rooms at The Sea Garden House are very bright. All of them have private bathrooms. Breakfast is … More: photo, rates and booking
Finca Hostería Bella Aurora

Located in 3 km from Montanita Beach
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Rooms: 21
The comfortable rooms at Finca Hosteria Bella Aurora feature wooden décor and are equipped with a satellite TV, a desk and a private bathroom. Local … More: photo, rates and booking

Nearest unique sightseeing spots to visit

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Statue of Virgin Mary Quito
305 km - Statue of Virgin Mary Quito
The highest statue of Ecuador is the Virgin of Quito, which can be seen in the city of Quito. The monument was open to public in 1976. The height of the statue is 41 meters, including the pedestal. The author of the sculpture is the well-known architect from Spain, …
Aeropuerto Mariscal Sucre
327 km - Aeropuerto Mariscal Sucre
The main airport of Ecuador is called Mariscal Sucre and is located in the city of Quito, the capital of the state, and in the center of Quito. The small territory assigned to the airport is close to the numerous buildings, as well as several volcanoes within easy …
San Rafael Falls
401 km - San Rafael Falls
San Rafael is one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Ecuador. It is a demonstration of the incredible power of nature and has a height of 150 meters. The waterfall is located in a special natural area, at the foot of the active Reventador volcano. At the moment, the …
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