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Playa Santa Marianita, Manta

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Rugged terrain and sandy hills overlook Playa Santa Marianita, a wide, gently sloping beach boasted as the most popular destination among kite and wind surfers in the area, providing suitable conditions all year round. Several kite schools operate here and the spacious and uncrowded beach creates conditions ideal for beginners. At times the ocean experiences a moderate shore break, so you can surf or simply enjoy the waves. Wooden huts with straw roofs line the beach to offer food, drinks, and shade tents. To visit Playa Santa Marianita on your trip to Manta, use our Manta vacation 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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  • I had wanted to stay at Villa Kite, in this area, but as much as I checked online, I couldn't find any transportation from Manta to this beach. Sadly, I ended up staying in Manta, thinking this beach ...  more »
  • Not sure, but during this week in mid March, we practically had this beautiful beach to ourselves. The cute beach restaurants were open and the people were friendly, what more do you want?  more »
  • Beach access was quite damaged by the heavy rains hitting Manabi. The beach was ok, although you should be cautious as the sea is a little strong and waves were quite big. We went for lunch at Playa B...  more »