The waterfront of Manta Carlos has a life of its own, well away from the city center. The waterfront features a fisherman's market, a well-managed beach, and a variety of restaurants, shops, and attractions. Many newcomers arrive via boat, and the Manta Carlos Marina can be found not far from the waterfront proper.
While the Waterfront ranges from ritzy to shabby, The Pier is a seaside amusement park, built out of the remains of Manta Carlos's original fish cannery. The Pier features some rides and attractions, including a small roller coaster, but it's most prominent feature is its giant Ferris wheel set at the very end of the pier.