Machala Ecuador

The city of Machala, the capital of the province of El Oro, located south of Ecuador and is one of the most important development centers of the country. Known as the World Capital of Banana, because from there through the Port Bolivar this precious fruit is exported worldwide. It has a unique landscape for the enjoyment of the thousands of visitors who see a tourist Machala for its beautiful parks, streets and the warmth of the people machaleño.

Data of interest

  • Region:Costa
  • Province:El Oro
  • Latitude:3° 16' 0” S
  • Length:79° 59' 0” W
  • Climate:22º C a 32º C
  • Population:217.696 (estimate 2008)
  • Foundation:June 25, 1824
  • Mayor:Carlos Falquez Batallas
  • Zip code:EC070102
  • Area code:593 7
  • Currency:American dollar
  • Predominant language:Spanish
  • Airport:-
  • Distance from Quito:527 km. aprox.
  • Distance from Guayaquil:176 km. aprox.



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Information of Machala City

Machala bounded to the north the canton's Guabo the canton south Santa Rosa, east to the Passage and Santa Rosa counties, west to the canton Santa Rosa and Jambelí channel. It has a land area of 349.9 km ² and is located 6 meters above sea level. Its rich region generates a large trade based on agricultural production, focusing on the cultivation of bananas, coffee and cocoa.

The city of Machala, money movement, where most of the south west of Ecuador, this activity has enabled the rapid growth in private banking, based on the export of bananas representing the largest percentage of international trade of primary products from Ecuador. In the evening becomes the quiet, calm repose of a long day, Machala, Love and Hope.

In the city of Machala is made Banana The World's Fair. This involved producing countries and buyers of fruit such as Peru, Costa Rica, Colombia, Venezuela, Mexico, Paraguay, Uruguay, Bolivia, Argentina, Guatemala, Panama, Dominican Republic, El Salvado, Honduras and Ecuador.

The city has recently become the center for the crystallization of important business and opening of large companies. Machala, through urban regeneration has started, enjoying new leisure and recreation sites, worth visiting.

Machala offers its visitors many attractions in which we can mention Jambelí Island with its sunny beaches surrounded by mangroves, the Isle of Love, an ecological island inhabited by sea birds that flock to the place to nest (pelicans, frigate birds, egrets, gray herons), the Santa Clara Island, a haven for seabirds (blue-footed boobies, frigates, pelicans) where you can also enjoy the wonderful spectacle of passing whales and dolphins in the months of June to October.

Tourists who visit Machala have the opportunity to choose from a wide range typical local dishes like fried fish, green Sango, shrimp traps, shell roasted green boulders, fried plantains, ceviche of shrimp and internationally recognized for its flavor and freshness of the sea as they are brought to the table directly.

Machala is an ideal destination for business travelers as well as regular tourists. It has a great hotel infrastructure with excellent facilities, primarily concentrated in the tourism sector.

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