Montañita is currently considered the city of surfing.
For any foreign national tourist who is going to visit Montañita for the first time, they will ask what is the best way to reach this surf, party and adventure town.
We'll explain the easiest way to get to Surf City on the coast of Ecuador.
The best thing is to buy a plane ticket to the airport in Guayaquil. From Guayaquil to Montañita there are 170 kilometers, by car are 2 hours and by bus are 2 hours and a half if you make a direct trip.
When leaving the airport you can walk (500 meters) or take a taxi ($ 3 max) to the bus terminal.
You should consider that in the terminal there are only 3 direct frequencies to Montañita at 8:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.
Another way to get there is to take a bus to Santa Elena - LIbertad which is half way and from Santa Elena take another bus to Montañita, but be aware that these frequencies only exist until 8.30pm and the journey lasts for at least 3 hours.
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That's why we recommend that you get to Guayaquil as early as possible and better coordinate your trip to Montañita.
If you arrive late or night to Guayaquil you should alternate your options, such as:
- Take a taxi to Montañita, this option is much more expensive, that is why we recommend that you make a group of 3 or 4 people to make the price cheaper by dividing it among more people, than pay only the price of the taxi.
- To rent a car, this option is viable if you have the resources to do it, otherwise we recommend you plan the time of travel in bus of better way
- To sleep in Guayaquil, if you arrive very late or at night you can rent an economy room in the city of Guayaquil and the following day make the trip to Montañita in a safer and quiet way.
Travel and enjoy Montañita and all its activities, party and adventure.