South of Esmeraldas, rests the waterfront area of Manabí, home to Manta, the second biggest port city in Ecuador, after Guayaquil.
Throughout the summer months and amid occasions, Ecuadorians make a beeline for such shoreline towns as Puerto López, Montañita, and Bahía de Caráquez, and in addition Machalilla National Stop, with the close impeccable shoreline of Los Frailes a secluded beach with crystal clear waters.
The Panama hat, most don´t realise this but it actually originates from Ecuador in the 17th century and are still made there today. Named the Panama hat due to it being the first place Ecuadorians distributed to Isthmus of Panama and in 1834 the name Panama hat was born before they were distributed throughout Asia USA and now all of Europe.
The straw from the hat comes from the plaited leaves of the Carludovica Palmata or “paja toquilla”, a type of palm indigenous to Ecuador light-colored, lightweight, and breathable, and often worn as accessories to summer-weight suits.Montecristi is where you will find these amazing hats just between the cities of Manta and the capital Portoviejo.
Chone is primarily a farming city yet is encompassed by lovely scenes and waterways. Chone is progressive, neighborly with working men and lovely ladies. full of vegetation and mountainous terrain linking up to areas such as Calceta and Junin.