Best School Premier Destination: Ecuador
Manta is the home of Kite Surfing in Ecuador. We have an established school that has been building the kitesurfing crowd in these parts for the last five years. With IKO accredited Instructors, and 10 years of teaching experience you are in good hands. ore wind conditions, a long 4km stretch of beach, average water of 22 degrees, and y weather year round.
Now you can learn this incredible sport in our Basic Course 5 day (2 hrs daily), if you are on a strict time schedule we can complete the course in less days, wind permitting.
There is also lesson by the hour and other courses to suit your needs.
For those who are already addicted here is the need to know info:
Wind average: 14-20 knots
Kite Size:9-13 meter
Wind season: May to mid Jan
Swell season: Nov to April
We offer low cost storage for your gear at our school, as well as
daily transport to Santa Marianita.
Lessons per hour $40
Gear Rental** per hour $30
Daily 3 hrs $75
Weekly 10 hrs $195
SL2 IKO Instructor
Telephone 593 98066703
Located on the Pacific coast of Ecuador, Manta is the heart of the Manabí province.
Manabí is famous for its local dishes its beaches and its friendly people and did I mention its food and spectacular coastline! Manta is one of the most important cities for business and tourism on the Pacific Coastof Ecuador. With future plans for Manta to become an International Port solid infrastructure and planning are putting Manta ahead on Ecuador’s list of most developed cities.
Being a port town Manta and the world’s second largest exporter of shrimp it is bustling with local fisherman from Manta and from the surrounding fishing towns. Every morning you can snatch a bargain at the beach side fish market. You name it from Yellow Fin Tuna to Shrimp of all sizes, Squid, Caviar, Dorado and the list goes on.
You can’t leave without checking out the wooden boats being built on the next beach along from the fish market and on your way out you must trying the local dish encebollado, which has been rumored to be the worlds best hang over cure
Which leads us to nightlife; there is one main strip of open air bars, restaurants, and night clubs which makes a night out very convenient. The normal night starts off in a relaxed in 70´s type surfer bar and burger place where you can collect tips from local surfers about the best breaks along the coast or how and where to catch which type of fish if you choose to drink closer to the port and run into the Pescadores!
When the sun is in full shine then the beach is the place to be. Santa Marianita is a clean and hidden delight. 12kms from Manta ($1 in a local truck), you will know it by the horizon dotted with colorful kites of the local and international kite surfers. Perhaps you have had enough of party time and feel like chilling out actually learning something or participating in local volunteer projects.
Studying Spanish and KiteSurf in Manta
A great place to start your trip, taking Spanish lessons with qualified Spanish language teachers you can choose from private and group classes, home stay available, as well as packages including Spanish and Kitesurf lessons or Spanish and Surf lessons.
MANTA – ECUADOR
Villa Kitesurf offers a relaxing atmosphere to chill out & enjoy good company after a day of great waves. Our 3 story Villa is located in a private neighborhood. Only 15 minutes walk to the Manta main beach and a 20 minute drive to the kite surfing haven of Santa Marianita, on the “Ruta Del Sol”.
Free Internet, Wi-Fi, Parking, Hot Showers, Kitchen, Laundry,
BBQ and Social Areas plus Camping
The recently opened Villa Kitesurf is here to fill the demand for a quality place to relax on the Ecuadorian coast whilst learning all you need to know about one of the fastest growing sports in the world, Kitesurfing.
This small 3 story Villa is run by an Australian and a Colombian, what better mix is there than that?! We want to introduce you to the world of Kite Surfing.
We have a range of accommodation options ranging from Private air conditioned rooms with private on suite, to shared dormitory rooms or camping. Just look for the BEST Flag on the roof.
*****CAMPING AREA AVALIABLE, WE SUPPLY TENTS*****
Villa KiteSurf Ecuador
How to get to Manta
As Ecuador is a small country and Manta is located snuggly in between the two largest cities, Quito and Guayaquil, which makes getting there, hassle free… well unless there is the unplanned workers strike or road blocks, floods, etc who knows it is South America. But it all adds to the adventure right!
$50 internet flights 30mins www.icaro.aero
$9 USD, 8 hr bus ride
Manta Express door to door service $12 3hrs
or $ 5 Reina de Camino 4hrs
Manta is close the following tourist destinations, so there are many day trips to be made.
Puerto López (3hrs), backpacker hot spot known for being the launching pad to Isla de la Plata or know
locally as ¨poor mans Galapagos¨
El Parque Nacional Machalilla (2hrs) Remote Nacional Park on the shore of the pacific ocean, white
sandy beaches and tranquil camping
Portoviejo (30mins), Capital of Manabí
Montecristi (15mins), Birth place of Elroy Alfaro and the home of the Panama hat
Montañita (3hrs), Famous Surf town