is a small colorful village located approximately 4 km north of
Manglar alto, in the Guayas province, known throughout Ecuador as the
best beach for surfing. It has a population of around 1,000
Montañita is where sports lovers can find the best beach for
surfing with waves reaching three meters of height.
Due to both its charm and excellent surfing it has grown in popularity
over the last few years and although small, it's a booming beachside
retreat, attracting its fair share of foreigners as well as an
alternative Ecuadorian crowd.
Water temperatures range from 56-68 degrees. The place holds surfing
competitions the whole year round especially in the high season
(December through April), when lots of people from Guayaquil and
foreigners arrive to the village.
Montañita, South America's surfing mecca
Montañita is fast becoming South America's surfing mecca. Strong,
consistent waves and good tubes make it, a great place to learn to
surf and an increasingly popular destination on the international
February every year, at Carnival time, Montañita hosts a surfing
competition which is televised in Ecuador and stars competitors from
as far away as Australia and Hawaii.
Today Montañita is not only a place for surfing, also a touristic town
with a beach ambience and interesting nightlife, perfect for
backpackers or groups of families that are searching for a nice
holiday in a peaceful beach spot.
The nightlife is a topic separate in Montañita: bars that transform in
discotheques and music in the principal corners of the resort, thanks
to the craftsmen and musicians who always decide to remain in
Montañita a major time of the well-considered thing. continues...