Tarqui Beach & Boatyard
Manabí Fisherman Statue
You know you’re in Tarqui when you stumble upon the enormous Manabí fisherman statue .Beyond it is Tarqui beach , whose east end is a...
This former museum is now an art-house cinema and performance hall with daily film screenings (at 4pm, 6pm and 8pm).
Picantería El Marino
This casual but nicely set café serves delectable seafood plates. It’s a popular place with a subdued marine theme and reliable plates...
Lonely Planet review
Early in the morning, the east end of Tarqui beach is a hive of activity. Vendors' carts tail the morning crowd, selling rows upon rows of shark, tuna, swordfish, dorado and others (whose size decrease with each passing year). Nearby is Manta's boatyard, where giant wooden fishing boats are built by hand on the edge of the sand. The whole scene merits an early wake-up call.