The city buses in Manta are smaller and more compact than the city buses in Cuenca. The Manta city buses are a bit more cramped, and be ready for a bumpy ride. Another thing that is different about the coastal city buses is there's usually a guy hanging out the door, yelling and whistling for passengers to board the bus. I guess people on the coast do not know where their buses go? The country-wide or national buses are comfortable, however.