Manta, Ecuador Overview

Manta is the third largest city in Ecuador. The port city boasts some wonderful beaches. The Malecon Escencio is a strip of restaurants and shops right on the water, and attracts many locals and visitors. The local seafood is said to be quite good--and cheap, too. The legendary Panama Hats, locals say, are not actually from Panama, but from Montecristi, a village just 10 minutes away from Manta.

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by maectpo58

This city is known for it's tuna and Panama hat industry. Also lots of beach front resorts. Took excursion deep in land (almost an 1h drive). Beautiful mounts view from bus window. Went to San Lorenzo beach and saw turtle sanctuary. Ecuador uses American dollar as their currency.


by AprilC7

Another industrial port, did a city tour. Guide did not know anything, did not take us to places we wanted to go. Not a good stop


by kmarietyler

I bought an excursion through Manta SOS and loved it. Pacoche forest, the fish market, Ecuadorian hat making, museum and shopping in Monticristi. Great value, great excursion

Visited: Dec 07, 2018

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