Playa el Murcielago, Manta

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Head down to Playa el Murcielago to try a range of water sports, or simply spend some time relaxing on the sand. The 1.7 km (1 mi) stretch of coastline, which contains several rocky outcrops, offers plenty of sunbathing space, with umbrellas available to rent. Popular with surfers and kite-surfers, the beach provides rental businesses catering to most water sports enthusiasts, and has demarcated areas for swimming, sports, and fishing. Even if you aren't a fan of water sports, you can watch the spectacle of others battling the waves. Arrange to visit Playa el Murcielago and other attractions in Manta using our Manta online trip itinerary maker .
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  • It is quiet little waves. Dark sand. When you know as beautiful as the Venezuelan beaches... water crystal clear and warm, white sands... is difficult to appreciate others...
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  • Beautiful lot Beach, places for rest and good places to eat, I love welcoming people
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  • In fact it is not a very nice beach. Dark sand, a little dirty sea and sometimes too many people. If you're in Manabi, there are many other best beaches that you can visit, don't stay there.
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  • On the beach we met the clay artist named Rafael. He carries his artwork in his backpack, and has photo books of his prior works. Many resident expats commission him to make special items for their decor. I bought 4 native art items for my collection, at prices that were low even for souvenirs. Look for Rafael and spend some time seeing his wares. As for the rest of the beach, it is clean and large. The sand is dark, not the white sand you might want, and the waves are often rough. But, the weather is mostly warm and partly sunny, and it makes a nice holiday spot.
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  • An excellent beach, there are many tourist attractions in place, ride by boat, flying kite, caretaje, diving, gusanito, among many others to share with family and friends. the area is commercial and there are shops and restaurants, with service life, police, volleyball courts and more
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  • Because this place is very good I am pleased to put this 5stars
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  • A beautiful beach to go in times outside holiday since it is so crowded that there is too much people for those times, the food is exquisite but expensive
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