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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  • Beach bat in Manta, Manabi province. Its surface looks like a bat with outspread wings from there its name. It is a quiet and welcoming Beach and pleasant breeze. It has extra bananas and boats distractions to navigate. On the beach they offer exquisite traditional cuisine, Manabi.
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  • That's great!!! The waves strong but, apart from the people who smoke, everything was very cool! The caseticas, are typical for one to feel comfortable and the people who care are very honest and kind. The beach is clean. Too bad that many tourists are pigs.
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  • From hotel room it is nice to look at beach/waves. On the beach, it is a bit dirty, and there is strong smell of sulfur.  more »
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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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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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