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Cruises to Manta

Pristine beaches, picturesque villages and a unique tropical dry forest await your exploration outside Manta. Or spend your day discovering the charming atmosphere and colonial architecture of nearby Montecristi, which was founded in the early 1600s. As the birthplace of the famed Panama hat, a stop at Montecristi's local hat shops to view these pieces of woven art are a must while touring the small town.


  • Port Name & Location
    Your ship will dock at this port.
  • Time Zone
    ECT (Ecuador Time) UTC -5 hours
  • Language
    90% of the population speaks Spanish.
  • Currency & Shopping
    U.S. Dollar (USD) is the official currency.
    • Best Way to Get Around
      Taxi - they are very resonable. Or take a shore excursion!
    • Famous For
      Sport fishing, marine life, diving and other water sports--thanks to the Humboldt current.
    • Fun Fact #1
      "Panama" hats are finely crafted by local artisans in Manta - the best can cost thousands of dollars.
    • Fun Fact: Foodies
      Sushi is exceptional due to the naturally abundant source of high quality fish.
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