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Stay in Manta. Take a taxi from there to San Mateo, don't pay more than 5 dollars. There are also Camionettas that leave from the bus station for a quarter. It is 15 km west of Manta.
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San Mateo is a dirty little fishing town with no hostels yet. Don't even think of eating there if you want to avoid projectile vomitting. The wave barrels off the point hard, then forms a massive wall that will carry you as far as your legs will take you, the very end of the wave barrels and then closes again.
Great waves, too long a paddle back afterwards.
Makes it all the worth of a tropical surf vacation.
By fabricio delgado , 31-10-2009
get a local surfer to show you around - San mateo is nice left swell i used to surf all the time when get big like 12 foot is awesome, if you are foreign (gringo) surfer get a local surfer to show you around, be nice of course couple ceviches and beers will be happy to show around lol,you will be having good time there.
By Anonymous , 03-03-2009
excelent surf - San mateo is a town near Manta, have a wonderful hostal Mar de Ensueños, have a rooms with air condition, tv, and excellent meal under price, and a very cordial treatment
By anonymous , 02-08-2005
dangerous town - I went there and asked a local where was the wave in the town and they took my boards telling me that they hate gringos...dangerous
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