Dom’s Guide to Manta, Ecuador

Where to stay in Manta?

Hotel Leo: This hotel is my pick for budget travelers, right in the center of town and across from the bus terminal.  Clean, safe, simple rooms with TV and fan await you starting around $12 per person.

Hotel Costa del Sol: Is my pick for those who’d like a mid-range option right on the beach in the top area of Manta, near the Oro Verde Hotel in Murcielago, Manta.  Rooms start around $61 for a single or a double room.

Where to eat in Manta?

When in Rome, you go to the Colossuem.  When in Manta, you should eat seafood, and there’s no place better for it than the reasonably priced restaurants right on the malecon or boardwalk in Manta on the beach.

What to do in Manta?

-Party with the hip locals at one of the many discos around the CC. Manta Shopping.

-Kite board off the beach in Santa Marianita against world-class wind and empty shores.

-Go for a morning jog on the beach or lounge around all day taking in the rays on the expansive city beach.


A typical street in Manta, Ecuador.


The beach in Manta.


The view form one of the high-end condos that dot the Manta coast.


The Hotel Costa del Sol in Manta

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