, adventurers can find the best beaches to surf
, with waves that reach three metres in height. Moreover, one doesn't have to surf to enjoy the area's waves as Montanita
as it is home to a variety of national and international surfing competitions that amaze onlookers. Extremely popular among international tourists, Montanita
has become the beach of choice for locals, as well, as locals from the neighbouring city of Guayaquil
congregate here on the weekends. With beautiful beaches and a variety of restaurants, the area offers various options for relaxing and eating. Another spectacular area for surfing is the beach of Canoa
, in northern Manabi
close to San Vicente
, especially from December to April.
are also popular in this part of the country. Punta Blanca
, Punta Carnero
, and Manglaralto
have all gained international fame for their fishing and boating opportunities, as well.
The bay of Salinas
offers an ideal spot to jet ski
, and dive
. Amateur fishing
is also popular here.