The museum includes a permanent
exhibit room of the archeology of the seven cultures that
inhabited the province of Manabi from 4.200 BC to 1.530
Valdivia, Machalilla, Chorrera, Guangala, Bahia,
Jama-Coaque and Manteño-Huancavilca.
Its main beach, Murcielago,
has a modern boardwalk with a variety of restaurants offering
local culinary specialties and the region's most delicious
The In recent years, it has become a popular stop for
international cruise liners sailing from the Caribbean to
Latin America. city has several bars and discotheques, which
are often frequented by tourists, especially on the weekends. In October, Manta welcomes dozens of
performers who come to the Chusig Theater for
the International Theater Festival.