The city-port of Manta, located in the coastal heart of Manabí’s province, 196 km. from Guayaquil and 2 hours north of world famous Montañita town, it is the home of one of the busiest beaches on the coast.
Its name is due to the coastal form similar to a bat, with wings spread. It is a very popular beach with national and foreign tourists, it has a fishing port and cruise ships at the same time, besides, the beach is adorned with the scenic boardwalk that has more than 20 restaurants which offer a great variety of prepared dishes based of seafood (fish, shrimp, lobsters, etc.), handcrafts and information. In its surroundings are located a large hotel infrastructure, shopping centers and sports facilities.