Montañita beach, Santa Elena

Montanita is located on the coast of Ecuador in the province of Santa Elena, en route from the sun, 1 hour Libertad-Salinas, Guayaquil and 4km 180km north of Manglaralto. Named because it is located in an inlet surrounded by hills and greenery at the foot of the sea. S or bohemian, cultural and right perfect waves reaching up to 6 m, have become a resort in Ecuador.

Data of interest

  • Region: Coast
  • Province:Santa Elena
  • Latitud:1° 45' 29.25" S
  • Length:80° 45' 20.30" O
  • Climate:24º C a 32º C
  • Population:1000 (estimate 2008)
  • Foundation:Deptiembre 21, 1526
  • Mayor:Dionicio Gonzabay
  • Postcode:EC241702
  • Phone code:593 4
  • Currency:American dollar
  • Predominant language:Spanish
  • Airport:-
  • Distance from Guayaquil:180 km. approx.
  • Distance from Quito:540 km. approx.



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Information of Montañita beach

Montanita Beach is considered the surfing capital of Ecuador, covers an area of 1400 meters and the waves are prized by surfers from around the world. Its climate is dry, average annual temperature is 25 degrees Celsius.

This beach is great for touring around the same and hard to reach places because it is surrounded by rock formations and lush vegetation.

Montanita is truly a cosmopolitan resort, as there is year-round influx of tourists from all over the world, attracted by the full range of entertainment and sports opportunities offered by this locality.

It is a quiet place to rest and relax near the Shrine of Olón or shelter between the villages of fishermen from the sea. Ideal for surfers, who come every year attracted by its international championships.

This beach is wide and strong waves are favorable for the practices and skills of surfing. The surrounding buildings are of modern type, combined with local materials. It covers an area of 1400 meters.

From February to July, the best and high waves (up to 3 m high), hit the shore of this picturesque town full of artistically painted wooden houses, is really a place where relaxation is so pleasant as the beach.

The combination of a wave right perfect, golden sand and tropical vegetation made this place a paradise beach for decades.

Santa Elena, Montañita beach


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