Twenty-two lodging places in Manta, 95% located in the Tarqui parish, were demolished after the earthquake of April 16. 2016. However, the blow of nature did not discourage tourism entrepreneurs and they undertook the realization of new projects.
Approximately $ 120,000,000 has been invested in the construction, reconstruction, and refurbishment of more than 10 hotels, according to Esteban Fiallos, president of the Chamber of Tourism of the Manabi port. (I)