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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. 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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Where to stay in Manta

If you're looking for a sea view and quick access to the beach, expect to pay a premium for the privilege. Look farther inland to find budget-friendly options, with a good number of basic hotels offering comfortable rooms in various residential areas.
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  • In my last vacation, I went to Manta to the beach El Murcielago with my friends, the weather was very cool since we arrived so we decided to rent a tent to put our stuff there, it cost us $ 4 all the ...  more »
  • I'm not a beach lover but sometimes I find myself overlooking or somehow on a beach. We took a short detour when we left the port area and there it was, "the Bat", so named because it is supposed to r...  more »
  • I had heard and read this beach was the best of the best, but unfortunately, it was not what I found. It's generally overcrowded, and since there are so many people there buying and selling food, the ...  more »