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Charos Hostal Montanita Ecuador

Montanita is a town located on Ecuador’s coast. It has historically been a Surf Point in Ecuador for it has been highly recognized in the surfing world since the 1970‘s. Over the years, the tourism has grown greatly and the town is now one of the most important tourist places in Ecuador.
Montanita is a small town, but is full of local residents (both native and Ecuadorian) and people from all over the world. Bohemians, artisans, travelers, backpackers, surfers and tourists mix peacefully in this exotic town.

The town is well known for its great waves which may reach to 2.5 to 3 meters. Montanita attracts the surfer thanks to its point, where waves are constant and have a great run. The point is the chosen area for expert surfers. The beginner surfers choose the beach in front of the town where several surf schools may be found.

Montanita is near several tourist attractions:


  • 5 minute trek to the Sanctuario of Olon, a beautiful church atop a steep hill, with magnificent panoramic view of the coastline as far as your eye can see
  • 1 hour south of Los Frailes (paradise beach on an ecological reserve)
  • 1 hour south of Puerto Lopez, where you may embark on a boat trip to Isla de la Plata Isla Salango,Ayampe, Las Tunas (surf beaches)
  • 15 minutes from waterfalls and river pools in Dos Mangas (small town dedicated to the production of Tagua articles) Olon and Olonsito, beautiful beach towns where you may go on a waterfall trail 
  • Cordillera Chongon Colonche (impressive vegetation), at the start of the province of Manabi
  • Salinas: tourist beach/ city with turquoise ocean and a gorgeous boardwalk and seaside view