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Manta is a coastal city located in the Manabí Province of Ecuador. It is the second most populous city in the province and the fifth most populous city in the country. Located on the Pacific Ocean, Manta is a popular tourist destination known for its beautiful beaches and vibrant culture.

Manta is situated on the central coast of Ecuador, approximately 250 kilometers from the capital of Quito. It is bordered by the provinces of Guayas and Los Ríos to the north and south, respectively. The city is home to a population of over 200,000 people and is the commercial hub of the region.

In the early 16th century, Manta was the site of the first Spanish settlement in Ecuador. It was founded by Francisco Pizarro and was used as a base for the conquest of the Inca Empire. In the late 19th century, Manta experienced a period of rapid growth as a result of the booming banana industry. The city was declared a free port in 1883, which significantly contributed to its growth.

Today, Manta is a major port city and fishing center. It is home to the largest tuna fleet in the world, and the city’s economy is heavily reliant on the tuna industry. The city is also a popular tourist destination, known for its beautiful beaches, vibrant culture, and excellent seafood. Manta is also home to several universities, museums, and other cultural attractions.

Excursion tips for a day in Manta

As a tourist in Manta, Ecuador, there are plenty of activities to enjoy during your day trip. Here are a few ideas:

1. Visit the Manta Museum to learn about the city’s history and culture.
2. Explore the Manta Cathedral, a beautiful landmark built in the 18th century.
3. Take a stroll along the lively Malecón, a boardwalk lined with restaurants and shops.
4. Go on a boat tour to observe the diverse marine life in the area.
5. Shop for souvenirs at the local market.
6. Enjoy a delicious seafood lunch or dinner at one of the many restaurants.
7. Take a guided tour of the city to learn more about its architecture.
8. Relax on the beach and take in the stunning views of the Pacific Ocean.
9. Visit the nearby Cerro de Santa Ana, a hilltop park with amazing views of the city.
10. Spend the day at the Tarqui Beach, a beautiful beach with plenty of activities.

Experience Manta with unforgettable activities by our partner GetYourGuide. The offer is also ideal as a special gift idea for family and friends who are planning to visit Manta. Cancellations are possible up to 24h before the start of the activity (unless otherwise stated in the activity description), with a full refund of the booking price.

The climate in Manta

Manta in Ecuador has a tropical climate with warm temperatures throughout the year. The average temperature is around 27°C. The rainy season is from December to May, and the dry season is from June to November. The driest months are July and August, while the wettest months are April and May. During the dry season, the temperatures are milder and the days are sunny and dry. During the rainy season, the temperatures are higher and there is more frequent rainfall.

Cruise weather for Manta

Our weather forecast for Manta helps plan your stay according to the weather. For sunny days, pack light and breathable clothes, swimwear, and sunscreen. For winter weather, it's recommended to bring warm clothes, gloves, a hat, sturdy footwear, and a raincoat.

Date Icon Temperature Wind speed/gusts Cloudiness/Visibility Air humidity/pressure Sunrise/Sunset
Jul. 24th 2024 Jul. 24th 2024 max: 26.1 °C
min: 20.2 °C
20.5 m/s
18.0 m/s
45.9 %
24.1 m
77.8 %
1,015 hPa
Jul. 25th 2024 Jul. 25th 2024 max: 27.1 °C
min: 20.5 °C
20.5 m/s
19.8 m/s
46.4 %
24.1 m
78.1 %
1,014 hPa
Jul. 26th 2024 Jul. 26th 2024 max: 26.6 °C
min: 20.8 °C
20.5 m/s
22.3 m/s
47.5 %
24.1 m
79.5 %
1,013 hPa
Jul. 27th 2024 Jul. 27th 2024 max: 26.4 °C
min: 20.8 °C
17.3 m/s
19.1 m/s
48.8 %
24.1 m
79.3 %
1,012 hPa
Jul. 28th 2024 Jul. 28th 2024 max: 24.3 °C
min: 20.8 °C
16.2 m/s
18.5 m/s
75.8 %
24.1 m
82.8 %
1,012 hPa
Jul. 29th 2024 Jul. 29th 2024 max: 23.3 °C
min: 20.9 °C
22.0 m/s
28.8 m/s
82.2 %
24.1 m
85.4 %
1,012 hPa
Jul. 30th 2024 Jul. 30th 2024 max: 27.0 °C
min: 20.6 °C
27.0 m/s
36.7 m/s
30.6 %
24.1 m
80.2 %
1,011 hPa
Jul. 31st 2024 Jul. 31st 2024 max: 26.9 °C
min: 20.2 °C
26.3 m/s
30.2 m/s
12.1 %
24.1 m
77.8 %
1,011 hPa
Aug. 1st 2024 Aug. 1st 2024 max: 27.0 °C
min: 20.3 °C
21.6 m/s
21.6 m/s
29.2 %
24.1 m
78.1 %
1,011 hPa
Aug. 2nd 2024 Aug. 2nd 2024 max: 26.5 °C
min: 20.1 °C
20.9 m/s
20.5 m/s
27.8 %
24.1 m
78.4 %
1,012 hPa
Aug. 3rd 2024 Aug. 3rd 2024 max: 26.9 °C
min: 20.6 °C
18.4 m/s
16.9 m/s
43.6 %
24.1 m
78.0 %
1,012 hPa
Aug. 4th 2024 Aug. 4th 2024 max: 26.2 °C
min: 20.9 °C
19.8 m/s
18.7 m/s
63.4 %
24.1 m
79.6 %
1,012 hPa
Aug. 5th 2024 Aug. 5th 2024 max: 27.4 °C
min: 20.8 °C
21.2 m/s
22.0 m/s
44.3 %
24.1 m
78.5 %
1,011 hPa
Aug. 6th 2024 Aug. 6th 2024 max: 26.5 °C
min: 20.9 °C
21.2 m/s
20.5 m/s
35.7 %
24.1 m
77.7 %
1,012 hPa

Cruises to Manta

Would you like to travel to Manta on a cruise ship or would you just like to know when a certain ship will dock there? Here you will find an overview of the cruise ships that will be calling at the port of Manta.

Scheduled ship calls in Manta, Ecuador
Date Ship Arrival Departure Details
Nov. 21st 2024 Thursday, 21st of Nov. 2024 MS Oosterdam 06:00 am 08:00 pm
Dec. 17th 2024 Tuesday, 17th of Dec. 2024 MS Marina 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Jan. 11th 2025 Saturday, 11th of Jan. 2025 MS Zuiderdam 08:00 am 11:00 pm
Jan. 18th 2025 Saturday, 18th of Jan. 2025 Azamara Journey 08:00 am 02:00 pm
Feb. 5th 2025 Wednesday, 5th of Feb. 2025 MS Volendam 06:00 am 08:00 pm
Mar. 6th 2025 Thursday, 6th of Mar. 2025 Queen Victoria 08:00 am 05:00 pm
Mar. 29th 2025 Saturday, 29th of Mar. 2025 MS Oosterdam 05:00 am 07:00 pm
Mar. 29th 2025 Saturday, 29th of Mar. 2025 Sapphire Princess 10:00 am 06:00 pm
Nov. 24th 2025 Monday, 24th of Nov. 2025 MS Oosterdam 06:00 am 08:00 pm
Dec. 12th 2025 Friday, 12th of Dec. 2025 MS Marina 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Dec. 14th 2025 Sunday, 14th of Dec. 2025 Costa Deliziosa 12:00 pm 12:00 am DetailsPartnerlink
Dec. 15th 2025 Monday, 15th of Dec. 2025 Costa Deliziosa 12:00 am 09:00 pm DetailsPartnerlink
Jan. 15th 2026 Thursday, 15th of Jan. 2026 Silver Dawn 08:00 am 07:00 pm
Jan. 16th 2026 Friday, 16th of Jan. 2026 Azamara Onward 07:30 am 04:30 pm
Feb. 22nd 2026 Sunday, 22nd of Feb. 2026 P&O Aurora 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Feb. 24th 2026 Tuesday, 24th of Feb. 2026 MS Vista 07:00 am 05:00 pm
Mar. 7th 2026 Saturday, 7th of Mar. 2026 Norwegian Jade 07:00 am 05:00 pm
Mar. 14th 2026 Saturday, 14th of Mar. 2026 Norwegian Jade 07:00 am 05:00 pm
Apr. 1st 2026 Wednesday, 1st of Apr. 2026 MS Oosterdam 05:00 am 07:00 pm
Aug. 5th 2026 Wednesday, 5th of Aug. 2026 Crown Princess 05:00 am 06:00 pm

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