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The lively beach town of Montañita is a mecca for surfers, hippies and partygoers, and has grown quite the reputation among foreigners. About 3.5 hours north of Guayaquil and a little over an hour south of Puerto López along the Ruta del Sol, Montañita is one of the few Ecuadorian beach towns with a great selection of international restaurants and hostels for all budgets and indeed at times you may forget you’re in Ecuador, such is the international vibe of the town.
Other places nearby Montañita: Palmar, Salinas, Machala, Puerto Bolivar, La Ruta del Sol, Ayangue, Las Tunas, Ayampe, Salango and Olón.
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