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Montañita Beach

Montañita is a village on the peninsula of Santa Elena in Ecuador, known for its beaches with excellent waves and bohemian atmosphere. Considered a paradise of surf by many and for others a place to have fun or relax. It has a variety of bars, clubs, restaurants and accommodations to enjoy and spend a relaxing moment.

How to get to Montañita from Guayaquil?

Go on the E40 “Vía a la Costa” highway, passing through Chongon and detour from Progreso-Playas, then take the north exit of Baños de San Vicente, the total distance is approximately 172 km.

Airway you should disembark at the modern General Ulpiano Paez International Airport 20 minutes from Montañita.

Best beaches and touristic places near Montañita

Montañita Beach

Playa de Montañita en Ecuador
Montañita Beach, known as the Surf Capital in Ecuador, covers an area of ​​1400 m. and its waves are desired by surfers from all over the world.


Nuevo Malecón Montañita
The Malecon has more than 400 meters and was made with clay pavers along the rocky area that was raised as protection from the blows of the sea and has a width of 2.5 m.

The Hill

La Punta en Montañita
The tip, the encounter with another world, here you will find fish, oysters, Spondylus and an infinity of marine beings, in the morning the natives look for oysters or some other type of seafood, in the rocky part and along the beach they dig in the sand in order to find clams.

Sanctuary - Olón

The white Sanctuary of the Sea “Punta de Barco” is located between Montañita and Olón, more than 100 m. of height above sea level, it is the image of the Holy Virgin Mary Mystic Rose, who wept tears of blood on November 11, 1960 for 7 hours.

Surfer Monument

Monumento al Surfista fue inaugurado en 2013
The Surfer Monument was inaugurated in the master surf world championship in 2013, representing the history that leads the practice of this sport within Montañita.

Olón Beach

Olón beach with an extension of more than 3 km. It is considered one of the most extensive of the entire Ecuadorian coast, is surrounded by much vegetation and house at the foot of the sea.

Considered as a quiet beach, in it you will find first quality cuisine at a great price.

General Information of the Montañita Commune

Montañita is a fishermen’s commune of the Manglaralto Parish, on the Ecuadorian coasts and where the road of the Ruta del Sol or “Ruta del Spondylus” passes. It is located only 200 km from the city of Guayaquil.

Montañita takes its name from being located in an inlet surrounded by hills and vegetation at the foot of the sea, now it is an international tourist resort visited by young people who practice adventure tourism and surfers, its perfect right waves that reach up to 2.5 m. They attract tourists from all over the world.