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Incredible adventure for people who like beach ,seafood , comfortable, great priced hotels for... read more

Reviewed 9 April 2018
Milford, Connecticut
Beautiful beach with resteraunts and bars

Stayed at beso del Sol excellent owners and accomodations right on the beach pool and modern... read more

Reviewed 30 March 2018
Belleville, Canada
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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 .

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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

1  Thank mcdonaldspc
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

Thank carlosyfaby
Reviewed 3 February 2018

Clean beach with huge waves. Best for good swimmers or waders. Stop at the Donkey Den for breakfast and then enjoy your day on this gorgeous part of the planet.

Thank Connie H
Reviewed 19 January 2018

Lots of kite surfing to watch on this beach. Lovely, long and gorgeous sandy beach to enjoy walking on. Great little grass-shack restaurants right on the beach ! 20 minutes from Manta and worth the drive !

Thank Alanna P
Reviewed 30 November 2017

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

1  Thank earthflyers
Reviewed 11 November 2017 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
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Response from earthflyers | Reviewed this property |
Would not know sorry, but agree it shouldn't be expensive. You could ask local guys there Kite ecuador or Ecuablue? cheers
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3 February 2018|
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Response from Amy W | Reviewed this property |
Yes and I am not sure how many
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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.