Attractions

Museum in Manta

Museo del Banco Central

The fully modernized city museum reopened in its new location in 2009, and showcases valuable artifacts from pre-Columbian Manta culture, a selection of Ecuadorian paintings and quirky fishing paraphernalia.
Beach in Manta

Tarqui Beach

The east end of this stretch of sand is a hive of activity early in the mornings, as vendors sell row upon row of shark, tuna, swordfish, dorado and other fish (whose size decrease with each passing year). You’ll al…
Beach in Manta

Playa Murciélago

This beach is less protected than most beaches in the area and has bigger waves (although they’re not very big, there’s a powerful undertow). It’s a couple of kilometers northwest of downtown and is the town’s most …