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Montañita is a commune that belongs to Manglaralto located in Santa Elena city and in the ecuadorian coastline. In this coastline there is a touristic product denominated “La Ruta del Sol”.

Montañita It´s 200 km far away Guayaquil city where the most near international airport is located.l), It´s in front of the Pacific Ocean at the west coast of South America.

In Montañita took place the first international Surf Championship of Ecuador in the year 1988. Since that year this city has been the beach for latinoamerica circuit each year (ALAS) such as the REEF CLASSIC Ecuador. Montañita had its first World Championship ISA MASTER, on april 2.013.  In this day the offers and demands of this sport is very big in this city and in the country.

Montañita beach constitutes for the country as a surf icon (main surf city) and one of the pioneer beachs in the offer of this activity. One of the principal reasons is because of his coastline characteristics and geographic ubication it receive all year swells coming from north and south directions.

According to Ministry of Tourism this city represents one of the most important touristic destinations inside the beach and sun type of tourism segment at the ecuadorian coastline, and its reasons is because so many local and foreign tourist decide to visit this city each year. And its considered Ecuador surf city capital.

The masive touristic affluence that this commune receive makes that their economy gets dynamize and also of the village closet o Montañita.creating employees places that are beneficiable to the local people and people that goes from other parts of the region. Also, the tourism has impulse the increasing of touristic entreprises such as hotels, restaurants and travel agency and  que presenta un desarrollo considerable, en relación al resto de localidades aledañas, con inversión tanto nacional como extranjera.

 


Nuestro objetivo es potenciar Montañita internacionalmente como destino turístico de surf, de hecho ya es uno de los principales en Latinoamérica. El tipo de turismo que más nos interesa promover, además del surf, es el turismo de aventura: ala delta, senderismo, ciclismo, buceo y kayak, entre otras actividades ya desarrolladas.

Queremos potenciar las alianzas estratégicas con otras ciudades que pertenecen al WSCN que gestionen modelos de esfuerzos y que nos puedan proporcionar instrucciones y directrices con el objeto de que seamos capaces de desarrollarlos en Montañita y así tener un desarrollo sostenible. Nosotros estamos trabajando en la mejora de la calidad de la oferta turística así como en la seguridad, y para ello, respecto al surf, hemos colaborado con la ISA y pretendemos lograr las certificaciones y sellos distintivos correspondientes.

 


Our interest is to strengthen Montañita at a global level as a surf touristic destination, actually it is already one of the main in Latin America. The types of tourism that most interests us promote besides surfing are inside the tourism of adventure are: delta, hiking, cycling, diving, kayaking, among others, activities that are already being developed.

We want to strengthen strategic alliances with other cities belonging to the WSCN that handle models of efforts which give us instructions and guides to be able to develop in the town of Montañita, and thus have a sustainable development. For our part, we are working on improving the quality of the tourism offer as well as the tourist safety and security, by this reason in topics of surfing we have carried out a co-work with the ISA and we are in search of certifications and stamps differentiators.

 


The supply of tourism services in Montañita is linked by greatly to the touristic attractions of the area which are mostly natural resources. Very close to the town of Montañita is the Machalilla National Park (great tourist attraction of the first at national level), Playa Rosada and other beaches. The town of Montañita has 2 types of tourism which are the main: adventure tourism (SURF) framed in the regulation of Adventure Tourism of Ecuador although it is also classified as sports tourism and on the other hand the tourism night, Montañita is characterized by the activation of its streets at night and all of its bars and nightclubs, where many young people are decided by this place to spend your holidays, travel of the end of the year, etc.

Servicios Recomendados

Accommodation:

  • Dharma Beach- Hostal- 43714670- This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. WEB: www.dharmabeach.com
  • Tiki Limbo- Hostal- 0992540607 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Baja Montañita- Hotel- mercadeo@bajamotañita.ec
  • Balsa Surf Camp- Hosteria- 2060075-097572450- This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Sumpa- Hostal- 097136468
  • Pakaloro- Hostal- 2060092- This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Casa del Sol- Hostal- 0993354126- This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">info.casadelsolmontañThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Montañita Estates- Hosteria- 0939036465- info@montañitaestates.com
  • Kundalini- Hostal- 099541745- This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Surf school:

  • BALSA HOUSE;  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • HACHUWA SURF SCHOOL;  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
  • LOCALES PRO; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • BUENA ONDA SURF SCHOOL; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • CILINDRO SURF SCHOOL; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • LA COSTA SURF SCHOOL This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • CLAROQUEYES SURF; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • MONTAÑITASURFSCHOOL; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">montañThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • TWO FRIENDS SURF SCHOOL; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">amesurfmontañThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • BEACH BREAK; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Travel Agency

  • MONTAÑITOURS. Teléfono:2060043
  • OPERADORA TURISTICA MONTAÑITA Teléfono: 0986712118
  • MACHALILLA TOURS CIA LTDA Teléfono: 0995456792
  • GO MONTAÑITA Teléfono: 0991361173
  • MILLON SERVI S.A. Teléfono: 0959025131
  • CLUB DE SURF Y BUCEO OPTURSURF S.A. teléfono: 0980862160
  • MONTAÑITA JUNGLE AND BEACH. Teléfono: 0967001340
  • CENTRO DE BUCEO MONTAÑITA OTRO MUNDO Teléfono: 0994825840
  • BIKESPONDYLUS S.A.: 0980744511
  • S&CH FAMILY TRAVEL Teléfono: 2060230

 


In the last decade the industry of surfing in Montañita has been developing so growing thanks to the welcome surfers who are the principal way of promotion through mouth to mouth. On the basis of this demand for tourists of surfing, has diversified the offer, see new ventures, the most favored sector we could say  it is the hotelier and gastronomic, which checks with the list of accommodation of the Ministry of Tourism. Another industry that is notable for his growth and positioning are the surf schools, the creation of the Association of Surf Schools of Montañita to give legal personality supports this assertion. On the other hand, there is manufacturing and shapers (local) of both fiber boards and balsa (traditional). Finally mentioned the textile manufacturing (boardshorts and surf cloath) small businesses of innovation of the people of the locality as well as of foreign residents, ventures of Surf Shops, elaboration of sunscreens waterproof specially for surfing, elaboration of wax and rental/repair of tables.

That is to say that there is a great diversity of supply and local products that compete with the international brands.

 


Being Montañita the surf capital of Ecuador has a main role at a national level as well in management of a correct planned development as in environmental and social responsibility and projects, as well as in projects to improve the quality of service offered in the field of tourism, in this case of surf (tourism of adventure)

We highlight the following initiatives:

“Banco de Tablas Montañita”: social project and self-management of the Ministry of Tourism of Ecuador that seeks to achieve that surfers with resources  donate their surfboards (used but in good condition) to donate it to children of the commune of low resources (that cannot access to this surfboards) and with high potential in the surf (children previously identified in a research)

Escuelas de Surf Comunitarias Montañita: Project of the Ministry of Tourism of Ecuador has developed a model of self-sustaining management for the surf schools of Montañita, giving work to the people of the locality; donating surfboards for rental of the same, training the surf instructors with international certifications to improve the quality of the surf classes, the tourist safety and security, professional ethics, environmental responsibility, and care of beaches. In such a way that all could be benefited (people of the commune, trainers, students, and tourists).

Headquarters for the Association of Surf Schools of Montañita: The Ministry of Tourism of Ecuador invested a few years ago in an infrastructure of modules of surf that was being underutilized (in conditions not suitable). Currently this infrastructure works as the headquarters of the Association of Surf Schools of Montañita (EMSA), legally constituted, that brings together 15 surf schools, also legally constituted. Here students and teachers have bathrooms, showers, on the beach, where they can work properly in this way you are given a greater enhancement and professionalism to surfing in the locality.

 


  • Ene-Feb.  Montañita Surf Classic ALAS –Fecha ALAS http://surfinglatino.com/alas-latin-tour-2015-asi-sera-el-calendario/
  • Feb-Mar Feriado de Carnaval (fiestas de mayor flujo turístico en el año) 
  • Marzo Fecha Valida del Campeonato Nacional de Surf organizado por la Federación Ecuatoriana de Surf (FES)  www.fesurf.org
  • 14 y 15 de Mayo- Fiesta de San Isidro Labrador (fiestas patronales)
  • Agosto “Campeonato Local de Surf” – www.infomontañita.com
  • Septiembre. Campeonato de ALAS Delta 
  • 20-21 Noviembre. Fiestas de la Virgen de Monserrat (quema de castillos, bailes, juegos deportivos)

 


 

By the Ministry of Tourism:

  • Course of hospitality for Tourist Servers of Montañita
  • Training Workshop in Security Protocols and hospitality for police in the region.
  • Workshop on Emergency Protocol and National Program on Tourism Training Representatives of Tourist Companies
  • Workshop of socialization of Regulating systems aimed at representatives of tourism businesses.
  • Course Surf Instructors, international certification ISA, LEVEL I developed by the International Surfing Association.
  • Training of Judges of surfing, national certification, level I and II, developed by the Ecuadorian Association of Judges endorsed by the Ecuadorian Federation of Surfing.

 


 

1.- Cesar Moreira Presidente de la Asociación de Escuelas de Surf de Montañita y Dueño del Hotel Balsa Surf Camp en Montañita.

2.- Gladys Santos (Directora de Emuturismo Municipio de Santa Elena)

 

Ene-Feb.  Montañita Surf Classic ALAS –Fecha ALAS http://surfinglatino.com/alas-latin-tour-2015-asi-sera-el-calendario/

Feb-Mar Feriado de Carnaval (fiestas de mayor flujo turístico en el año)

Marzo Fecha Valida del Campeonato Nacional de Surf organizado por la Federación Ecuatoriana de Surf (FES)  www.fesurf.org

14 y 15 de Mayo- Fiesta de San Isidro Labrador (fiestas patronales)

Agosto “Campeonato Local de Surf” – www.infomontañita.com

Septiembre. Campeonato de ALAS Delta

20-21 Noviembre. Fiestas de la Virgen de Monserrat (quema de castillos, bailes, juegos deportivos)

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