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. To visit Playa Santa Marianita on your trip to Manta, use our Manta vacation planner.
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  • August 16, 2017
    Unfortunately the beach is filled with small stones that make very painful bathing, unless you like to get something deeper in the sea, but that gets complicated when the trip is with children. Kite-surfing works very well for the good wind making.
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  • August 14, 2017
    The beach is very quiet, with few tourists in normal days. Beautiful views, good food and everything very close blanket. We enjoyed the stay with children. It is worth touring the 10 minutes extra to leave town and get to this beautiful beach
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  • August 14, 2017
    Santa Marianita undoubtedly was the calmest Beach visit, it has large expanse of beach and its waters are very clear, it is very nice with great variety of hostels and gastronomic variety. Thanks to its waves allows "Kitesurfing" and Board surfing. It is ideal to go plan friends, enjoy a quiet, beautiful beach with good waves.
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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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