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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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29 Manta, Ecuador Port Reviews


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.

Visited: Mar 24, 2019

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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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by CaliforniaCruzr

There are some great things to see within walking distance of the port but we secured a cab ride to Montecristi. Bought our fabulous Panama hats (THEY ARE MADE IN ECUADOR and wonderful quality) and enjoyed the 2 hour experience.

Visited: Mar 16, 2019

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by BoulderCruisers

In Manta we took a private tour exploring the city as well as the rain forest. We also learned the history of the Panama Hat and had an opportunity to see how they are made.

Visited: Mar 16, 2019

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