2 days in Guayaquil & Montanita Itinerary

2 days in Guayaquil & Montanita Itinerary

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2 days in Guayaquil & Montanita Itinerary

Start: Guayaquil
1
Guayaquil
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Montanita
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
End: Guayaquil

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Guayaquil

Guayaquil ©
Hills dotted with colorful houses and waterfront promenades typify Guayaquil, Ecuador's largest city and commercial center.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): get to know the fascinating history of Guayaquil Historical Park, take a stroll through Las Penas, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral Metropolitana de Guayaquil.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Guayaquil attractions planner.

If you are flying in from Mexico, the closest major airport is José Joaquín de Olmedo International Airport. October in Guayaquil sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Montanita.

Things to do in Guayaquil

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks
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Las Penas ©
Las Penas
Guayaquil Historical Park ©
Guayaquil Historical Park
Catedral Metropolitana de Guayaquil ©

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Montanita

Montanita
A small, secluded coastal town with a laid-back atmosphere and a countercultural hippy vibe, Montanita has a reputation as a seaside getaway with a twist.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): make a trip to Plaza Comunal, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Montanita.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Montanita vacation planner.

You can drive from Guayaquil to Montanita in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Guayaquil in October, plan for a bit cooler days in Montanita, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Montanita

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Side Trip

Playa Montanita
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Playa Montanita
Playa Montanita
Parasailing & Paragliding