Manta is on the coast between Bahia de Caraquez in the north, Portoviejo and Puerto Lopez.
Around Manta there are beautiful beaches.
Manta has some places to visit such as the Malecón Escénico, the Banco Central Archaeological Museum, the Dolorosa Cathedral, and the Eloy Alfaro Civic Square.
Playas de Manta
These beaches are frequented by lovers of water sports such as "surfing", "windsurfing", "body boarding" and sport fishing.
Playa el Murciélago
Playa el Murciélago is located along the Malecón Escénico, with places facing the sea that offer food and handicrafts.
Playa los Esteros
Los Esteros beach offers wide strips of sand and privacy.
Playa San Lorenzo
La Playa San Lorenzo Localizada en un área más tranquila de la ciudad,se realiza mucho el surfing.
Playa San Mateo
La Playa San Mateo esta ubicada en el cabo del mismo nombre que da forma a la bahía de Manta.
Playa de Barbasquillo
La Playa de Barbasquillo tiene impresionantes acantilados .
Playa de Tarqui
Playa Tarqui ofrece a sus visitantes comida costera .
Vuelo libre en las playas de Manabí
Foto: Cámara de Turismo de Manabí
Other destinies, cities y sites
Puerto López is close to the Machalilla National Park and there is a beautiful beach here. From here the boats depart to the Isla de la Plata and the humpback whale watching tours.
The Isla de la Plata is in front of Puerto de Cayo, but there are also boats from Puerto López to the island. On the island there are some animals and plants like in the Galapagos Islands, for example the "Blue Legs". On the boat trip to the Isla de la Plata there is in season the possibility of observing humpback whales.
Machalilla National Park is in the province of Manabí near Puerto López on the Ecuadorian coast.
Portoviejo is the capital of the Manabí Province and has almost 200,000 inhabitants.
Bahía de Caráquez has a nice beach. It is reached by boat or by the bridge from San Vicente in the north of Portoviejo.
Crucita is in the northwest near Portoviejo.
San Jacinto is in the north of Rocafuerte.
San Clemente is near San Jacinto is in the north of Rocafuerte.
Pedernales is on the beach in the north of the province of Manabí.
Cojimíes is a beach in the extreme north of the province of Manabí.
Puerto Cayo is in the southwest of Portoviejo.
Los Frailes has a beautiful secluded beach in the southwest of Portoviejo.
Montanita has a beach and is in the southwest of Portoviejo in the province of Santa Elena.
Montecristi is between Portoviejo and Manta.
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