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.
Museo del Banco Central
Places to Stay
Hostal Puerto Azul Hotel Umina d Boulevard Hotel Hotel Miami Hotel Manta Mar Hotel Americana Hotel El Inca Hotel Panorama Inn