"A land of real and fake surfers" Top 5 Page for this destination Montañita by CaptainAmerica

Montañita Travel Guide: 84 reviews and 313 photos

Montanita was once a tiny fishing village, one amongst many others, on the beautiful and desert Pacific coast of Ecuador.
But apart from its extraordinary landscape and climate, Montanita has big and sometimes perfect waves to offer. This is the main reason why it became a surf and tourists spot, one of the most reknown in Ecuador and probably in the whole coast of South America.
Therefore, do not expect to be alone on a desert beach. It should be noted, however, that the village and the beach are never really crowded and that the stay is very enjoyable; it's full of good restaurants and breakfast cafes, good bars with music, the atmosphere is cool and calm and it's a good starting point to more desert villages and beaches.

  • Last visit to Montañita: Jan 2004
  • Intro Updated May 1, 2004
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  • klebervillacis2477's Profile Photo
    Mar 8, 2005 at 5:18 PM

    Montañita is a small town, blue water and good waves. The atmosphere is very laid-back and the town has kind of an alternative flair. You will have to choose between numerous hostels, all close to the beach and some reminding of hippie times.

  • JLBG's Profile Photo
    Oct 4, 2004 at 1:55 PM

    I did not know Montañita. That seems to be a nice place to stay for a while and enjoy the sea food ! and swim of course ! Surf, no thank you, after you !

  • globerover's Profile Photo
    May 10, 2004 at 4:38 AM

    it seems you had a great stay in Monita; your surfing-skills, btw, seem to be at the same level as mine :-)))

  • cbeaujean's Profile Photo
    May 4, 2004 at 10:12 AM

    bientot,le dernier lieu a la mode,pour sur!anyway,a very informative page!btw,about dangerous waves and damned mosquitos,you have to insert a useful tip:where is the nearest surgery/hospital?

  • Geisha_Girl's Profile Photo
    May 2, 2004 at 9:50 AM

    HORNETS! I swear I only laughed once! (ok, maybe giggled and chuckled the 2nd time!) ;-) CaptainAmerica was trying to be a hero! One day I will tell you about GG's (aka "Wonder Woman") battle w/ the mosquitos of Playa del Secreto! You will laugh 3 times!!

  • Maillekeul's Profile Photo
    May 1, 2004 at 10:05 PM

    Great page !!! You should add a warning tip about hornets !!!

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