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Portoviejo; also know as
the city of the "Royal Tamarinds". It acquiered this fame because of the
tamarind tree plantations which grew so tall and lush that they became
the pride of the city. As all developing provincial capitals, an urban
transformation in perceived which imparts the feeling of constant progress.
As an example, we should like to
mention the beautiful, totally renovated Metropolitan Cathedral
and the House of the San Pedro Major Seminary considered one of
the most modern architectonic works of Manabi.
Portoviejo is by tradition a cultured
and hospitalarian city and one of the most ancient of Ecuador and America.
The Valley of the Portoviejo
River, with its hilly landscape presents to us a small but enchanting
citry, full of Ceibo (Kapoc) trees.
Its valleys and mountains have extensive
woods with large, economically important, precious timber trees.
Other places preferred by tourists
are the Playas de Tarqui, and the Playas de Murcielago which
during the entire year receive thousands of national and foreign tourists,
this is also the case of other places close to Manta such as Jaramijo,
Punta Blanca, San Mateo, Montecriti, etc. which have an acceptable
infrastructure of hotels, restaurants, night clubs, bars and other places
|The main tourist attraction
of the capital of Manabi is Crucita,
a sea resort only 30 Km away, which can be reached in only 20 minutes.
Having a quiet elevation south of the beach together favorable winds makes
Crucita a place with excellent characterists to practice the Alas Deltas
and Parapente sports. Each year, internacional contests of these
sports are held here. It offers lodging and eating facilities.
Manta is presently a dynamic city
and is one of the most important urban sectors of Ecuador with approximately
200.000 inhabitants. Its accelerated growth has turned it into a pole of
industrial, commercial and specialty tourism. The fishing and tourism activities
are those having the greatest boom.
The pride of the people of Manta
is that Manta is the place where imagination becomes reality, where there
is everything to offer the tourist and the visitor in general.
the most important city of the province after the capital. Manta attracts
tourists during the entire year because it is a port with many advantages,
located on a bay which has given it the characteristics of being The door
to Ecuador on the Pacific Oceans. Its location is strategic for north or
southbound vessels as it is located at the center of the Ecuadorean coastline.
Thanks to its delightful spring climate with an average temperature of
24°C and at an altitude of 6 m. a.s.l. Manta occupies the first place
in the choice of a vacation resort.
de Caraquez; a city located at
the foot of the sea at the bay formed by the mounth of the Chone River,
Its first settlers were the Caras, a tribe which is believed to have migrated
from Central America, and which became a very important part of the nationality
of this country; this is why Bahia is also known as The Craddle of the
The beauty of the coastline of the
Sucre Canton has motivated the development of the tourist industry, that
is, the growth of the number of hotels, restaurants, bars, etc.
The Jipijapa Canton, which is
also called "the Sultana of Coffee" is located in southern Manabi. It has
gotten this name because it has the largest extensions of coffee plantations
and is the largest coffee bean producer in Ecuador.
||Among the main points
of interest to tourists are the Fragata Islands, the Isla de los Pajaros,
Isla Corazon, San Vicente, Canoa, Rio Muchacho, Los Aposentos, Cabo Pasado,
Don Juan, Camarones, Punta Palmar, La Chonera, Pedernales, Cojimies.
The main activity in this canton
is the production and export of coffee as well as the trading of same under
different forms and the making of toquilla straw hats, hammocks and different
craft natural to the region. At a distance of 40 minutes along the coastal
road is the beach resort of Puerto Cayo which is very visited and
from where one can reach the Isla de la Plata, which faces this
port. It is an appropriate place for sports fishing and other water sports.
Chone, a town located in
a beautiful valley of the same name, among the main activities of this
canton are agriculture, cattle raising, aviculture, pisciculture and commerce
in its different forms.
Some of the tourist attractions
are outings to the banks of the Chone river or escalating the Cerro
Guayas where we find a statue to Christ the Redeemer and from
where you can have a splendid panoramic view of the town. On a week-end
you can also attend the popular cock fighting or the horse races at the
racetrack. Of course you will also enjoy the delicious and typical native
food of Manabi as well as the warmth and open hospitality of its friendly
and sincere people.
If you continue along the road for
another few minutes you will reach the resort of Jaramijo where you can
enjoy the inviting beaches, the sun and the blue sky and observe the place
where lied the rests of the "Alajuela" the boat on which Eloy Alfaro was
the main protagonist of the naval battle of Jaramijo on December 6, 1884.
in this town of friendly and cordial people, you can visit the house of
Alfaro, the church of Montecristi and browse in the many artisan shops
where you will find a great variety of articles, specially the famous toquilla
straw hats. Close to Montecristi lies "La Pila", a parish of this canton
where skillful artisans are devoted to making reproductions of pre-colombian
art such as small clay and ceramic statues.
Also you can visit Machalilla
During those months of abundant food
like crill and plankton, the mammals store energy and food to face the
hardships they will have to face when migrating to the gelid waters of
||These enormous and
fantastic mammals are part of the natural patrimony of Ecuador and of the
world. These giant nomad creatures (of up to 30 tons) have chosen a residential
spot here in Ecuador, between the months of June and November, talking
advantage of the still rich waters of the Central Pacific Ocean off the
The spectacle during this time of
the year is surprising. They use our territorial ocean for coupling, courting
and giving birth to their offspring.
These mammals are also known as
the singing whales because they issue harmonious sounds (their vocabulary)
that fill the depths of the sea and can de heard for miles.