An hour after entering, we decided to go somewhere else and were surprised to learn each guy had to pay a cover, and each woman had to pay a cover (and men are expected to pay for their dates in Ecuador, always).
Most Ecuadorians go out partying in groups mixed with friends, boyfriends/girlfriends, and siblings.
During the Summer, it's common for Ecuadorians from around the country to vacation in Montanita.
Just follow the music, and you should have no trouble finding the action.
Nightlife in Ecuador is pretty quiet Sunday through Wednesday unless you know the right places to go to (hint: ask the locals).
Ecuadorian society is still very traditional, and many women are on the lookout for their knight in shining armor.
Or at least a few proper dates (dinner, drinks, dancing, movie), before things get physical.