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Playa Santa Marianita

Manta 593, Ecuador
+593 5-500-1688
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best kept secret

This is my beach, OK? :) don't tell anyone or other people will come ;) Seriously, this is a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Montreal, Canada
Relax and enjoy

When here time slows down so slow down and take the time to enjoy. Walk the shoreline and you can... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
william P
Cold Lake, Canada
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  • Average11%
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“great beach” (4 reviews)
“quiet beach” (3 reviews)
Manta 593, Ecuador
+593 5-500-1688
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 5 weeks ago 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 22 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
Reviewed 3 May 2017

I had wanted to stay at Villa Kite, in this area, but as much as I checked online, I couldn't find any transportation from Manta to this beach. Sadly, I ended up staying in Manta, thinking this beach was super far and unreachable. It turns...More

1  Thank Elena U
Reviewed 20 April 2017

Not sure, but during this week in mid March, we practically had this beautiful beach to ourselves. The cute beach restaurants were open and the people were friendly, what more do you want?

Thank sicandtired
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Beach access was quite damaged by the heavy rains hitting Manabi. The beach was ok, although you should be cautious as the sea is a little strong and waves were quite big. We went for lunch at Playa Bonita restaurant, which was good and cheap...More

Thank ChristianRobles
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30 July 2016|
Response from marcopolo111 | Reviewed this property |
The drinking tap water in all Ecuador, and most South America is not safe. Bottle water is and is common and cheap. The food usually is.