Ecuador // Guayaquil and the southern coast //

Arrival and information

Montañita is a small place, and everything is within easy walking distance of the seafront and the main street, Calle Principal. There’s an ATM (MasterCard and Visa) inside the Hotel Montañita, but it often runs out of cash, particularly at weekends, so don’t rely on it. Otherwise, the Farmacia San José changes traveller’s cheques for a hefty commission. Internet access is at Montañita Express (around $2 per hr), off Calle Chiriboga; they also have a tour agency, offering rappelling, whale-watching (in season), trekking, mountain biking and horseriding expeditions.

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