Ensenada de Mompiche

The Ensenada de Mompiche (Mompiche Bay) is a bay on the Pacific coast of northern Ecuador.

Ensenada de Mompiche
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Mompiche Beach
Ensenada de Mompiche is located in Ecuador
Ensenada de Mompiche
Ensenada de Mompiche
Location in Ecuador
LocationEsmeraldas Province
Coordinates0°34′45″N 80°01′21″W / 0.579098°N 80.022636°W / 0.579098; -80.022636Coordinates: 0°34′45″N 80°01′21″W / 0.579098°N 80.022636°W / 0.579098; -80.022636
Ocean/sea sourcesPacific Ocean
Basin countriesEcuador

The bay is in the Esmeraldas Province.[1] Parts of the bay are fringed by mangroves of the Manabí mangroves ecoregion.[2] The low-keyed Muisne resort is in the northern part of the bay, on a 7 kilometres (4.3 mi) sand bar among the mangroves of the Muisne River estuary. It may be reached by ferry across the Muisne River from the small town of El Relleno.[3]

Mompiche village at the south of the bay can be reached by a 6 kilometres (3.7 mi) potholed road from the Via del Pacifico (Ecuador Highway 15). Its accessibility has led to small hotels and hostels being built, primarily for low-income surfers.[4] The broad Mompiche Beach is almost 6 kilometres (3.7 mi) long and has fine white/gold sand. It extends north from the small fishing village of Mompiche to the river estuary at Muisne. It is a popular place for surfing, and ecotourism is also popular. The Mache Chundul National Reserve, which contains mangroves and dry forests, is near to the beach.[5]



  • National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, Ensenada de Mompiche: Ecuador, retrieved 2017-06-26
  • Humphreys, Sara; Küffner, Stephan (20 September 2016), The Rough Guide to Ecuador & the Galápagos Islands, Rough Guides, ISBN 978-0-241-29160-3, retrieved 26 June 2017
  • "Mompiche Beach", Ecuador Beaches, retrieved 2016-06-26
  • "Muisne", Rough Guides, retrieved 2017-06-26
  • WildFinder, WWF: World Wildlife Fund, retrieved 2017-06-18