Galapagos Islands

In the central part of Manabi and very close to Portoviejo, is the dam of Poza Honda, where born now Portoviejo River and formerly called Rio Grande; Since the Holy City until the dam has been called the biocorredor, which have implemented proposals for agro-tourism and cultural tourism. North zone: it corresponds to the cantons Pedernales, Jama, area characterized by long beaches and ecological Inns, as well as excursions various bird foot hill and the reserve Mache Chindul, an important habitat for plant and animal species unique; Cojimies is possible to know a stretch of sea in which appear occasionally define. South zone: that It corresponds to the cantons Pajan, Jipijapa and Puerto Lopez. In Jipijapa, the Sultana of coffee, is developing the project the coffee route; It has in addition Puerto Cayo, an extensive Beach and cradle of the whales, this site is suitable for rest and from July through October is possible for whale-watching tours. It has a fairly wide hotel plant. Joined to this area the canton Pajan who are implementing important offers of food manabita and family distractions in rural environments. Puerto Lopez: with attractions ranging from humid tropical forests, reefs, Islands and islets, representative of the area flora and fauna.

Los Frailes Beach: part of the Machalilla National Park, with special characteristics that have made it a totally protected area. Museum of Agua Blanca, in the commune of the same name and in which it is possible to do experiential tourism of pre-Inca customs. Isla de la Plata, continental detachment features similar to the Galapagos Islands; available of trails that allow direct and short viewing distance birds. Whale watching, between the months of July and September; the tours were initiated in Puerto Lopez and it is one of the bases for its tourist development. Additional beaches: Puerto Rico, Ayampe, Machalilla, Las Tunas.

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