Montanita is especially well-known for being a crazy (and crowded) place to celebrate New Year's Eve.Every Ecuadorian city features a Zona Rosa, or main nightlife district, where you'll find the highest density of bars, discotecas (clubs), and restaurants. In Guayaquil, there are a few places, with Las Penas being the safest and most easily accessible.
And facing what they see as a cringe-worthy crisis after decades of scrubbing Times Square's once-sleazy image, some city officials are now proposing to confine topless women - as well as the costumed characters working alongside them - to designated 'activity zones'.'They can't do anything unless they change the Constitution,' insisted Saira Nicole, 29, who works the square as part of a topless trio.
While another group, nicknamed de-rude-as, are regularly caught straying outside of their designated police zone, harassing the public an intimidating the other girls.
Saira Nicole, 31, leader of the 'desgoodas' group, told the New York Post that the rift began in 2015 when she asked some models to stop thrusting their behinds at children and was told to 'f*** off'.
There's a whole contingent of young people from nearby Guayaquil who would prefer to escape the city for the beach every weekend.
Also, the surf town's casual vibe and relaxed policies on marijuana attract lots of other South Americans from Argentina, Chile, and Colombia, as well as foreigners from around the world.