Playa Santa Marianita, Manta

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#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 a beautiful and quiet beach to visit, especially if you want to learn to Kitesurf! There is a constant breeze and several good restaurants and local cabanas with Ecuadorian cuisine. There are ...  more »
  • It is growing very nice houses and hotels are, and however one morning for breakfast had few open sites, trash, is that it is not very safe, and people are not very friendly, or at least where we were it was. Ceviche prepared is not the typical manabita they put cucumber and lettuce, I made the suggestion that you also provide the typical because for example for my was a not very pleasant surprise this preparation because you longed for the classic Manabi ceviche in my breakfast , but I had bad side and left me alone talking.
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  • Excellent choice for those who seek to break the routine of people and vendors crowded beaches...
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