Playa Santa Marianita, Manta

4.2
#3 of 7 in Beaches in Manabi Province
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. A visit to Playa Santa Marianita represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Manta trip itinerary planning app to plot your vacation.
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  • This is my beach, OK? :) don't tell anyone or other people will come ;) Seriously, this is a hidden place, great sand, warm water, fantastic people around. If you are there, you DO have to check out J...  more »
  • When here time slows down so slow down and take the time to enjoy. Walk the shoreline and you can feel alive once again with time to breath the sea air. Check out the Oceanside cabana’s and the cafes....  more »
  • beautiful beach what is still missing is infrastructure like toilets and showers. A place to eat restaurant food good nice beach there are bathrooms and showers for customers and is not expensive
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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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