Described as a “party place with a surfing problem,” Montañita is mesmerizing beaches, streets full of energy, dancing to Latin music, and delectable culinary options. Serious rasta vibes will have you soaking up the sun while making jewelry, chilling on the beach, listening to live music, or dancing the night away. If you love the sound of waves crashing into the shore, then Montañita is where you want to be. In Montañita, it’s no shirt, no shoes, no problem.
  • Playground: Restaurant-Bar 
  • Swimming pool
  • Free WIFI
  • Surf Club
  • CoWorking space
  • Yoga deck & lessons
  • Tours & transportation


With as many backpacker gringos as South American visitors, you’ll find your people at Selina Montañita – no matter who you choose to be. Selina Montañita is at the heart of everything. Stay in our dormitory or standard rooms.


Soak up the bohemian vibes of Ecuador from the surf haven of Montañita. Join us for daily activities including surf lessons, yoga classes, whale watching, a hike up the mountains, scuba diving, and more.

Getting here

From the airport

You can drive from Quito (10 hour drive) or you can come from the Quito airport, which is only a 40 min trip away. Taxis will charge you from $80 to $120 from Guayaquil airport or $250-$300 from Quito.

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Public Transportation

Take the bus to Guayaquil and then transfer to the Montañita bus in the big terminal.

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