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Living in Montanitas« on: October 16 2006 01:10:00 »
I am planning to move to Montanitas for about half a year so I am looking for any information anyone can give me! What should I expect to pay for a small apartment or place to live per month? (The cheaper the better) How is the nitelife? Prices? etc. Is the water warm? Beaches clean? How is the weather from jan-june?
Any tips you may have would be wicked!!!
RE: Living in Montanitas« Reply #2 on: October 16 2006 10:10:00 »
This place sucks. It is a decent right break, but the surf in Brazil is SOOO Much better. The town is really small, and there is a 95% chance you will get food poisoning your first 3 days. If you are not renting a car, which in Ecuacrap is very difficult and expensive, then the only way to get around is with a crowded bus. You'll be about 2 hrs from Manta or 2 hrs from Salinas. Another problem is the only internet connetion is via microwave satellite. Water is very warm from Dec-May.
My advice, stay away.
RE: Living in Montanitas« Reply #3 on: October 18 2006 11:10:00 »
Don.t pay attention to those comments.. Montañita is cool.
RE: Living in Montanitas« Reply #4 on: October 18 2006 12:10:00 »
I fock you, donovan!!
Montañita is pretty warm, chill town and friendly place, the wave is not world class but good in the morning, cheap and fresh food,(you get poisoned if you pay shit for food), try at Las cabañitas or rupa wasi both are runned by surfers.Staying over a month you will learn spanish very quick!
if possible bring your dive gear, you will see life around..
RE: Living in Montanitas« Reply #5 on: October 18 2006 22:10:00 »
Thanks everyone!! all your comments are great! Keep 'em coming!!! I really appreciate it!
Is the beach totally sandy...or are there rocky parts? White sand, golden?
Thank u! Thank u! Thank u!!!!
RE: Living in Montanitas« Reply #6 on: October 19 2006 10:10:00 »
I am going to Montañitas 2nite!
I'll let you know how it goes. :).
I live in Quito but heard that Montañitas rocks!
RE: Living in Montanitas« Reply #7 on: October 20 2006 00:10:00 »
That's crazy!! Have an amazing time!!!
RE: Living in Montanitas« Reply #8 on: November 13 2006 04:11:00 »
When you get there, I highly recommend you stay at Ricky's Hostel - Hostel De Ricky or something. Its a few minutes from the main street (like 2 minutes) and you'll be able to sleep at night, unlike other places.
He's a really cool guy, I had a good time staying there. He'll also cut you a pretty good deal for a long stay. He did me 7us a night for a week - my own room and bathroom - It'll be much less for longer.
Get off the bus, go down the street to the town, take the first right, and its immediately on your right. He might even be at the bus to see you.
Ricky is a bit of a local surfing legend there, he'll take you out to some spots if you are friendly enough.
RE: Living in Montanitas« Reply #9 on: November 14 2006 15:11:00 »
Great tip evilfishy! And cool name by the way!!
I am definately interested in that and just might take up your suggestion and go to Ricky's hostel at least for the first part of my trip while I look for my own place....or who knows...maybe I'll end up staying there the whole time!! lol!
Thanks again for the great advice. I really appreciate it. How was your trip there? Did you have a good time?