This visit we got outside the port gates, and I was able to take pictures of local scenery. The picture of Bob waiting for me was really so that I could take a picture of the chess players in the background.
I also have pictures of the ceramic for sale on the museum steps, the port entrance from the city side, and an advertisement for Lighthouse Kindergarten.
There is an information place just about a block away from the port. They were able to tell us where the museum we were looking for was (across the street) and they had A/C in there.
I don't know what other information they have.
We didn't really see much of the city of Manta aside from the port area. It is a commercial city and does not have much in the way of tourist facilities.
Although I understand that in the Province of Manabí are 300 kilometers of some of South America's most breathtaking beaches, which led to Manta being selected as the site of the sixth South American Windsurfing Championship.
Favorite thing: The Manta Harbor is a commercial port first of all. It is a big port and easy to get into for the cruise ships, but you can't walk on the pier because of all the commercial port activity. But I had a good time standing on the deck and watching all the activity.