Montanita Travel Blog› entry 26 of 65 › view all entries
We left Guayaquil looking for a break in our travelling aiming especially to get to a nice beach, while being pleasent yet not over the top for Em's birthday. And we found it, which was kind of surprising. We decided to try a hotel in Baja Montanita, a little bit away from the main tourist drag as we figured it would be a bit more low key, and we were right. We found a beautiful resort with a swimming pool, beachside bar, a great restaurant, air conditioned rooms, and most importantly, a soft bed (something we hadn´t experienced in quite some time). The water was amazing, the hotel was extremely beautiful, and it simply was an idillic two days by the beach with some alcohol and a sunset in front of us.
On Em's birthday we tried to learn to surf, which was brutal, but also fun.
We liked Montañita so much and were so relaxed that we decided to stay in Montañita but move to a new location. We found a nice place in our price range and spent the next few days soaking up the sun on the beach. D kept at surfing and learned quite a lot while beating up his body. As mentioned earlier, Em stuck to boogie boarding and is convinced she could be a competitive boogie boarder (if there was such a thing). Montañita was defintely the break that we didn't know we needed. Great place to spend a few days and have a few brews. Try to get a place off the main drag if you are looking for something chill.