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Playa Santa Marianita

Manta 593, Ecuador
+593 5-500-1688
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Breath taking views from mountainside residences.

If u want to experience some of the best beach time in Ecuador visit Sta. Marianita. You can enjoy... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Miami, Florida
via mobile
Beautiful beach!

Clean beach with huge waves. Best for good swimmers or waders. Stop at the Donkey Den for breakfast... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Connie H
Kingston, Canada
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Manta 593, Ecuador
+593 5-500-1688
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If u want to experience some of the best beach time in Ecuador visit Sta. Marianita. You can enjoy the sceneries from beautiful mountainside residences along th entire coast. Affordable, I would even say better than any 4 star hotel in Manta. It ressembles Malibu,California...More

Thank carlosyfaby
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Clean beach with huge waves. Best for good swimmers or waders. Stop at the Donkey Den for breakfast and then enjoy your day on this gorgeous part of the planet.

Thank Connie H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lots of kite surfing to watch on this beach. Lovely, long and gorgeous sandy beach to enjoy walking on. Great little grass-shack restaurants right on the beach ! 20 minutes from Manta and worth the drive !

Thank Alanna P
Reviewed 30 November 2017

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 Javier's school (look for Ecuador KiteSurf) and...More

Thank earthflyers
Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

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. We checked out EcuaBlue and really...More

Thank william P
Reviewed 21 August 2017

It was interesting. The beach was full of venders there was a nice lady selling coconuts to drink. She would cut them on the stop and it was fun drinking out of the nut. We had fun walking the beach and people watching.

Thank Amy W
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Santa Marianita has a great beach with clean sand and awesome surf. It is a superb spot for recreation. I spent a tranquil afternoon enjoying the view and the cool ocean breezes swinging in a hammock at the Donkey Den. The Donkey Den features a...More

Thank Julia B
Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

This beach has the best kite surfing in South America. The waves are incredible and the water is always warm. It's a spot you can enjoy the wind and waves year 'round. You can find great lessons available; just ask around; and you'll find a...More

Thank Lindsay S
Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

I went here to learn to kitesurf, but the beach itself is great to go to for a few relaxing days as well. There's not much going on, so you can just chill out and relax. The sunset is also really beautiful as well!

Thank absquenomina
Reviewed 16 June 2017

Right near the water a few bar and grills. The beginning of modernization in the small farm community. A must see for all those that visit Manta. I enjoyed seeing the farms , animals n locals along the way.

Thank ss1783
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Mariana M
3 February 2018|
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Response from william P | Reviewed this property |
I do not think there is a bus running directly there. They pass by on highway quite a distance away. Take a taxi for 5 dollars directly there to any of the spots. The taxis are cheap and lots available and if make... More
30 July 2016|
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Response from Alanna P | Reviewed this property |
We eat the seafood all the time and love it. It is fresh caught and very tasty. Everything is served with rice. Water is bottled water and every little eatery has it. Don't drink tap water though.