Montañita meets all the requirements that a tourist needs. You can choose different options, such as sports like surfing, nightlife between parties where music surrounds you, entertainment doing different activities, enjoying the sun, sand and sea, with a refreshing drink. Montañita has a range of possibilities for you to have a great time. Today, people who started as tourists decided to stay and be part of the Montañita population.
Montañita is located in the Province of Santa Elena, which belongs to the coastal region of Ecuador, it was also declared as "Surf City" by World Cities Surf in 2016. Montañita is the most visited cosmopolitan resort in Ecuador, by domestic and foreign tourists. It takes its name from having a location surrounded by hills and having vegetation at the foot of the sea. It has become a tourist place, visited during all months of the year, with national and international native and foreign population.
It is a favorite place for young surfing athletes, the interest lies in the international surfing championships that Montañita promotes, without a doubt this adventure place is chosen by adrenaline lovers who challenge the waves. It is listed as an important surfing point since it has waves that can reach 2.5 meters; being recognized worldwide, allowing the Surfing championship to be held annually with the assistance of professional national and foreign surfers.
Montañita is diverse because visitors can also enjoy rest and relaxation next to the Sanctuary of Olón or the refuge between the fishermen's houses facing the sea. The nightlife and party in Montañita envelops with sound, lights, there is great activity, there is even a contest that will give you a pleasant entertainment. In the streets you can see artisans who are very skilled, because they have performed musical instruments where you can listen an improvised music party.
Where is Montañita located?
Montañita Beach is located three hours from Guayaquil, 60 km from the city of Santa Elena, in the high Manglar parish.
Montañita how to get there
To get Montañita we will take Salinas as a starting point 70 km away, 1 hour trip until we reach the Montañita commune. Ruta del Spondylus province of Santa Elena, is a place full of magic, the same that can be enjoyed alone or with a group of people, we invite you to be part of this paradise.
What is the closest airport to Montañita?
Salinas Airport is the closest to Montañita.
Its climate is dry, its temperature is 28 degrees Celsius.
The weather is generally hot and temperate throughout the year, there can hardly be cold days. In summer, the days are very sunny, where you can enjoy a beautiful sunset at sea. In winter it is convenient to bring jackets / coat / windbreaker jackets or raincoats for days with drizzle.
Summary according to the months of the year:
December - May: Almost permanent sun, Temperatures of 27 C ° (78 F °), Very hot, good waves most days and occasional heavy rains at night.
June - August: Cloudy days and sunny days alternate, mild rains, average temperature of 24 C ° (76 F °), good time to learn to surf since the waves are not so big.
October - November: Cloudy days, drizzle (light rain), colder days (up to 20 ° C) predominate.
Montañita Ecuador Beach is wide and strong waves are favorable for surfing practices and competitions. The buildings that surround it are modern, combined with materials from the area.
Extension - It covers an area of 1400 meters and its waves are desired by surfers from all over the world.
Montañita Attractions - The international championships that take place every year, have made Montañita a recognized international surfing center.
Gastronomy in Montañita
The town is most picturesque, full of rustic dining rooms where you can savor a variety of seafood and seafood prepared in exquisite recipes of international cuisine, as well as the own Creole seasoning.
Fruit smoothies are preferred by the youth, like the different kinds of pizzas that the natives have learned to make in exotic combinations and with a craft dough of unique factory.
You can choose ingredients combination that most cause you to taste. Be sure to try the shrimp pie, which consists of a dough of flour stuffed with shrimp sauce with spices and vegetables, and fried in oil.
Hotels in Montañita Ecuador
Dharma Beach is located in Montañita, facing the beach, 1 km from the town center. 110 km from the International Airport of Guayaquil. It has a swimming pool, restaurant, bar, games room, pool and ping pong room, spa, gym, steam sauna, gazebo terrace, recreational games and tourist information. The rate includes Wi-Fi internet in the hotel and rooms and American breakfast. The hotel rooms are comfortable, and quiet; they have private bathroom, cable TV and sea views, equipped with LED TVs with DirecTV, air conditioning, safe. Private balcony, some with ocean views. The exclusive presidential suites have the same equipment, in addition to having a large bathroom with hot water and amenities, Whirlpool with chromotherapy and private balcony with view. Room service and laundry are also provided.
Native Bambu Ecolodge
Nativa Bambú Ecolodge is located in Montañita and offers rooms with balconies and ocean views. It has free Wi-Fi. The rooms are equipped with air conditioning, flat-screen cable TV and a private bathroom with shower and amenities. The establishment has a 24-hour reception and free parking.
Hotel Olympus is located in the center of Montañita, 30 m from the beach and 194 km from Guayquil International Airport - José Joaquín de Olmedo. This hotel offers free Wi-Fi service to its guests. The rooms are equipped with air conditioning and private bathroom with hot water. Some units have LED satellite TV. The Olympus Hotel has a 24-hour reception, where staff offers tourist information and support to guests. In addition, it has a daily cleaning service.