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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  • 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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  • In Manta 15 minutes: Marianita, muuucho wind (excellent for kite surfing), sand, sea, Breeze environment basic Reed in the beach restaurants nothing luxury all basic, that is the charm, it is safe, you can spend all day.
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  • A very nice site only 30 minutes from Manta, the beach is quiet since there aren't many people, its rustic atmosphere with the landscape go has makes it a charming place.
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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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