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Playa el Murcielago, Manta
(3.4/5 based on 260+ reviews on the web)
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. Add Playa el Murcielago to your Manta travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Manta tourist route planner.
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  • You can enjoy the ocean using this ramp that takes you very close to the water. There are several restaurants with seafood options. 
  • Adobe swim in the reef with el.profesional Edison Vargas... ask for the tour of the reef... Safe peaceful beach with great people
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  • Manta is one of the most beautiful beaches that the province of Manabí has. We always traveled to this beach because we like it, its climate is warm and its gastronomy is very good. People are very fr...  more »