Montañita Guide and Hotels

Montañita Guide and Hotels

Montañita is a village on Ecuador's Santa Elena Peninsula, known for its beaches with strong surf breaks and bohemian vibe.

Lively bars, nightclubs and thatch-roofed restaurants line the streets. Montañita Beach stretches north to La Punta, a rocky bluff with views over the ocean. Farther north along the coast are Olón village and the nearby cloud forest of the Chongón-Colonche mountains.

Montañita Gay Bars and Hotels

Why this hotel?: Colorful guesthouse, all are welcome. Clothing optional outdoor pool.

Casa Del Merman at GayMontanita House is an LGBTQ+ resort in Montañita, Ecuador.

The resort has 20 rooms – choose from a dormitory bed, standard room or deluxe room. The dormitory has a shared bathroom, standard and deluxe room have a private bath. The entire property is air-conditioned throughout, and all rooms have access to a shared kitchen and the resort-style pool (clothing optional!).

This gay guesthouse/hostel is located a short walk from the main road and the great beaches of La Punta Montañita. Explore the town center and its amazing clubs, bars, and restaurants.

Visit the website for more information and to book your room. Check out their sister-guesthouse in St Petersburg, Florida.

Gay Montanita Pride on the Beach is also hosted by the owners of this resort, so go join in the fun this year from 18th-24th August to book a stay!


guesthouse, hostel, outdoor pool, sun terrace, fridge, tv, bar, parking, shared kitchen,

Barrio El Tigrillo, Montañita

All are welcome at this LGBTQ+ beach bar, cafe and restaurant at La Punta, Montañita, Ecuador!

Enjoy a variety of hot food such as small plates, pasta dishes and burgers for lunch or dinner. Or sip a cold cocktail and enjoy the stunning beach views. There are regular special events on, as well as live music and daily happy hour (closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays).

Check their social media for upcoming events and specials.


bar, cafe, restaurant, live music, special events, beach view, cocktails, happy hour

La Punta, Montanita

weekday: Monday 2-8pm, Tuesday & Wednesday closed, Thursday 2-8pm
weekend: Friday 2-10pm, Saturday 12-10pm, Sunday 12-8pm

This relaxed gay beach bar is located on South Beach in Montañita, Ecuador. Serving a nice variety of light snacks, as well as cold drinks, beers and cocktails.

Everybody is welcome at Sunset Chill Lounge – it is a popular hangout for LGBTQ+ locals and tourists in Montañita.

Closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays.


bar, drinks, food, music, cocktails,

South Beach, Montañita

weekday: Monday 11am-11pm, Tuesday & Wednesday closed, Thursday 11am-midnight
weekend: Friday-Sunday 11am-midnight

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