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Super!! Clean and quiet. The sand is good and it is not very crowded. Also very good for... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Etienne B
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Awesome Kite Surfing and Whale Watching

Excellent beach for a variety of beach activities with lots of food choices and not too many people.

Reviewed 9 September 2018
Sonja H
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Super!! Clean and quiet. The sand is good and it is not very crowded. Also very good for kitesurfing.

Thank Etienne B
Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

Excellent beach for a variety of beach activities with lots of food choices and not too many people.

Thank Sonja H
Reviewed 12 August 2018

Lots of choices for a great lunch right on the beach! Long sandy beach. Easy parking! If you are not used to driving a standard, the hills in and out of Santa Marianita will be a challenge!

Thank Rob L
Reviewed 7 August 2018

If visiting during the week it will be pretty quiet. Many of the restaurants are closed during the week. We found Willys II to be open and their fried fish was excellent. There is also access to bathrooms there which may seem hard to find...More

Thank Andy U
Reviewed 7 August 2018

People looking to get out of Manta often go here. Over promised and under delivered. I have no idea why this beach is so popular.

Thank ScottC4748
Reviewed 23 July 2018 via mobile

This isn't like other beaches in Ecuador... it feels like you are living in a dream while here. The area is better suited to kite surfing than playing on the beach with young kids as the waves break so close to the shore and the...More

Thank Jack B
Reviewed 9 April 2018

Incredible adventure for people who like beach ,seafood , comfortable, great priced hotels for relaxing with family or alone. Excellent, tranquil and extensive beaches with 20 minute proximity to major cities as Manta .

Thank _jose_dd_97
Reviewed 30 March 2018

Stayed at beso del Sol excellent owners and accomodations right on the beach pool and modern apartments owners are English speaking and very helpful

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Reviewed 18 March 2018

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 also several affordable places to stay. The beach itself has nice...More

Thank Jaye S
Reviewed 6 February 2018 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

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22 May 2018|
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Response from earthflyers | Reviewed this property |
sorry no idea, never used chairs there, I was kiting with Kiteecuador
Mariana M
3 February 2018|
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Response from Amy W | Reviewed this property |
Yes and I am not sure how many
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.