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Manta

Manta With over 200,000 inhabitants, Manta is a major port and commercial center, as well is an Ecuadorian resort. It's named after the Manta culture (AD 500 to 1550). known for its pottery and navigational skills. The Mantas sailed to Central America, Peru and possibly the Galapagos. Traditional balsa ,ailing rafts are still seen along the coast.

Top Attractions

Museo del Banco Central
Playa Murcielago

Places to Stay

Hostal Puerto Azul
Hotel Umina
d Boulevard Hotel
Hotel Miami
Hotel Manta Mar
Hotel Americana
Hotel El Inca
Hotel Panorama Inn

Quito
Otavalo
Ibarra
Tulcan
Banos
Riobamba
Cuenca
Loja
Manta
Guayaquil
Galapagos Islands
Isla Santa Cruz

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