Montanita Ecuador

Montanita Ecuador beach has spectacular waves for surfing. It is the right spot for those who love the tropics and the sea


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It is a Seventh Heaven Beach with perpetual warm water and a multicultural atmosphere.

This exotic beach is located in the new province of Santa Elena, 40 miles north of Salinas beach.

This is a friendly and laid back destination. It is also known as the Surfers Town.

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Many visitors come to this beach in order to participate in the Surfers events that take place here all year round.

There are many activities to do around Montanita Ecuador including surfing, scuba diving, wildlife tours and horse riding.

Or you can just go to the golden sand beaches and relax watching the beautiful scenery and amazing sunsets.

The town of Montanita is also becoming a main destination for foreigners who want to learn Spanish. There are good Spanish Schools in this area.

Surfing at Montanita Ecuador

From beginners to advance surfers, all agree that Montanita beach has the best waves in Ecuador and really good conditions for surfing all year round.

The point known as "La Punta" is a right wave, break point wave located one kilometer north of Montañita.

Fast, strong and sometimes long, is one of the most respected waves at Ecuador.

If the conditions are good, with a big north swell, not too much wind, the wave can get 10 feet tall.

This wave is for intermediate and advanced surfers, the bottom is reef and at the end of the wave is sandy.

Montanita Village

Montanita consists of two small towns, the original main town of "Alta Montañita", about one kilometer to the south, off the beaten track and "Baja Montañita" on the northern end of the beach, where surfers and body surfers usually meet in the afternoon.

The charming town of Montanita offers a variety of inexpensive hotels, national and international food, and an exhilarating nightlife.

Several artisans that work jewelry and clothing are found along the main street.

Surf shops and surf rent stores are at your service.

But Montanita is more than just surfing. It is one of the most interesting villages in South America.

It is a multicultural mix of locals and tourists from all over the world sharing an incredible natural environment.

Montanita Ecuador is the right place to relax and be in touch with nature, enjoy surfing or discover it's special and unique nightlife. Delicious food and nightclubs are also major attractions.

Montanita Ecuador Life

Montanita is an ideal place to meet new friends. People from all over the world visit this place, the nightlife is really fantastic. Also you can find a wide selection of bars with typical cocktails.

The bars are open any day of the week and the nightclubs or discotheques open from Wednesday to Saturday, but the party in the village is all year round.

Montanita is a small village, just 300 mt x 1.5 km. The Trigrillo area (100 mts from the town) in the mountains, is full of vegetation and the fauna is plentiful (butterflies, birds and more species).

From north to south, the coast of Ecuador is dotted with wide and lovely beaches, some pristine like Los Frailes, others with fishermen villages, fashionable resorts like Salinas Beach or Bahia de Caraquez and international surfing locations like Montanita Ecuador.

Recommended Reading

Ecuador & Galapagos (Insight Guides). Click to order from Amazon

Ecuador & Galapagos (Insight Guides)

With 250 photos and tons of great information, this is an essential addition to your pre-Ecuador and -Galapagos reading!

There are better guides if you are only interested in the islands, but for a combination trip taking in Ecuador as well, it's hard to beat.


Birds, Mammals, and Reptiles of the Galapagos Islands. Click to order from Amazon

Birds, Mammals, and Reptiles of the Galapagos Islands

Small enough to fit into your pocket, yet containing comprehensive information and pictures of all the species you will encounter in the islands, this book is a must-have for nature lovers.

Let's face it, Galapagos is largely about the wildlife. This book will NOT disappoint, and you'll have a great memento of your time with the seals, penguins and tortoises!


Galapagos: The Islands That Changed the World. Click to order from Amazon

Galapagos: The Islands That Changed the World

Definitely NOT a tourist's guide, but if you're like me, and find the history and geography of the islands irresistible, then this is a title you ought to invest in.

Stunningly illustrated, and painstakingly researched, those of you who have been there will be enchanted again -- and those of you who have not will begin planning your trip!


Moon Spotlight Galapagos. Click to order from Amazon

Moon Spotlight Galapagos Islands

If you're a seasoned Galapagos regular, then you will probably prefer something weightier.

But for first-timers looking for simple, down-to-earth advice on where to go, what to see and the best shopping and eating on the islands, this is the book for you.

Small, well-priced, and reliable!


Galapagos: Islands Born of Fire. Click to order from Amazon

Galapagos: Islands Born of Fire

The 10th anniversary edition of this photographer's tour of the Galapagos Islands is a stunning book, worthy of anybody's coffee table.

This is a perfect post-trip talking point -- a great way to remember what you've seen, and spread the word amongst your envious friends!


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