Grab your board and hit the waves on the beautiful beach of MontaÃ±ita in Ecuador!
MontaÃ±ita is the place to go for the surfer’s dream vacation. This small golden-sand beach was relatively unknown until only a few years ago, and its rustic charm and island-style hospitality makes it the perfect place for riding the waves or just relaxing in the sun.
As the little tropical beach area became popularized, it expanded to suit the surge of tourists coming to do what the area is famous for – surfing. Nowadays, you can rent vacation homes on the beach, and indulge in the local fare at a number of restaurants, bars, and cafes. There are also a wide variety of street vendors offering all sorts of items.
MontaÃ±ita’s waters have consistently strong and rolling waves that offer a challenge for beginners, while still maintaining a fun ride for veteran surfers. As a matter of fact, waves can reach over 2 meters in height.
If you’re fairly new to the surfing circuit, you may want to visit during the summer months when the waves are less daunting, but a pro surfer is better to visit in the winter months – from January to March – when the waves are at their peak. If you wish, plan your trip for February to attend the annual international surfing competition.