Montanita used to be a small village at the South Coast of Ecuador. Since a couple of years it has become more and more popular with international travellers as well as Soutamerican artesanos and travellers.
The village is know for its outdoor sport possibilities; surfing (international championships), kite surfing, diving, horse riding and so on. There is few you cannot do but lots you will find attractive!
Small hostals made from wood invite the traveller to chill on their hammocks on the balconies or enjoy a cocktail while waiting for delicious seafood. And still, Montanita maintained an Ecuadorian village...
One special tip is to visit Montanita for New Year's Eve!! The whole village is 'lleno' of people, everybody joined together for a party that lasts all night long. Every bar and every disco is open, usually without entrance you can choose between different music styles: from dance to chill-out Bob Marley by some guy playing guitar at the fire on the beach! At 12.00: Follow the mass and go down to the beach! Traditionally all who know how, surf into the new year!
If you go there and you enjoy it: Tell me!! My thoughts never left that place :D