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Manta

Pacific Coast

Manta is an attractive coastal city, with luxury hotels. Playa Murciélago is one of the most visited in the country.

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Its official name is San Pablo de Manta, it is located in the Manabí province and it is settled in a splendid bay, which gives it the status of international port in the Pacific Ocean coast.

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It is said that Manta was founded in 1534 by Francisco Pacheco, and in 1563 by the president of the Real Audiencia de Quito, Hernando de Santillán who ordered that it be founded with the name San Pablo de Manta. The city was the port chosen by Charles Marie de la Condamine when he arrived to Ecuador leading the French geodesic mission, with the purpose of measuring the accuracy of the location of the equinoctial line in 1735.

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By air: TAME has direct flights from Quito 7 days a week.
By sea.
By land.

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Manta, cradle of natural and gastronomic enchantments. It starts in the Los Esteros
beach passing through its shipyard in the seashore; after that we continue through Tarqui beach, where the Paruqe del Marisco (Shellfish Park) may be observed, it continues to El Murcielago beach
(Bat Beach), where a tourist may find enjoy great cuisine. In the city a person may visit museums, malls and amusement centers.
The route continues towards the center of Barbasquillo, San mateo and Santa Marianita beaches, well-recognized for being ideal to practice kite surf, the Pacoche forest where we can find a large number of howler monkeys, San Lorenzo beach and Santa Rosa Beach.

Distances

Quito: 393km 6:30 hrs
Guayaquil: 188,4Km 3hrs

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