How to get to Kite Ecuador

The easiest way to get to Santa Marianita is via Manta.  You can drive to Manta, or arrive by air or bus.  Santa Marianita is about 20 minutes south of Manta.

Driving Directions:


From Quito:

Aloag – vía a Santo Domingo – El Carmen – Chone – Tosagua – Rocafuerte – Manta.

From Guayaquil:

From la Cadena, continue through Cascol, Cojimies, Jipijapa, La Pila, Montecristi y Manta.

Arriving in Manta by Bus or Air

Flights to Manta

There are several daily flights from Quito into Manta’s Eloy Alfaro International Airport (MEC).  International flights arrive in Quito, Ecuador’s Mariscal Sucre International Airport (MEC), and to Guayaquil’s José Joaquín de Olmedo International Airport.  A taxi from the Manta airport to Santa Marianita is $15.

Bus to Manta

The most economical way to arrive in Manta is by Bus.  There are frequent trips from most cities in Ecuador into Manta’s bus terminal.  A taxi from the bus terminal to Santa Marianita is $10-$12.  We recommend you search bus tickets on