Portoviejo Ecuador

Portoviejo, capital of the province of Manabi, 35 km from the city of Manta. It is located just minutes from the beach of Crucita, where you can stay in touch with nature and enjoy the sun and the gentle waves. It also offers a beautiful view where you see the sky and the vast sea, being a proper place to practice various adventure sports like paragliding, and reach the other end of the Portoviejo River, where it deposits its waters to the Pacific Ocean, a place called La Boca.

Data of interest

  • Region:Costa
  • Province:Manabi
  • Latitude:1° 3' 0" S
  • Length:80° 27' 0" W
  • Climate:22º C a 30º C
  • Population:220.430 (estimate 2008)
  • Foundation:March 12, 1535
  • Mayor:Patricia Briones Fernandez
  • Zip code:EC130105
  • Area code:593 5
  • Currency:American dollar
  • Predominant language:Spanish
  • Airport:Eloy Alfaro
  • Distance from Quito:329 km. aprox.
  • Distance from Guayaquil:175 km. aprox.



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Información de Portoviejo

Portoviejo is the provincial capital and also is head of the canton canton of the same name. This city is the first city established in the Ecuadorian coast and was founded on March 12, 1535 by the Spanish Francisco Pacheco, who was an army captain conquistador Diego de Almagro.

Known as the city of Los Reales Tamarindos, Portoviejo has become the most important center of agricultural and commercial activity in the province of Manabi and foundation of its economy.

Being a city located in the center of the province, is the strategic point, attended by the villagers and surrounding cities to enjoy the beauty of any place that offers Portoviejo, which also combine the vernacular and modern, True churches are museums, who jealously guard the stories of their people and allow multitudinous rituals to honor their patron saints.

At the heart of the park is Portoviejo Vicente Amador Flower Park singers, poets, intellectuals and lovers, the gazebo that covers the history of the city, is located since 1910, when they installed the gates of the roundabout as meeting and a symbol of tradition, the same which was brought from Germany and was made from wrought iron.

Another of the attractions of Portoviejo Sports City is one of the most important, being the first and only in Ecuador that has focused scenarios for different sports, Baseball, Taekwondo, Basketball, Volleyball, Cycling, Hasterofilia, Boxing , gymnastics, swimming and others.

Portoviejo also offers national and international tourists a wide variety of delicious and unique cuisine, which greatly pleases the most discerning palate, you'll enjoy this clear traveling Route Encanto, the heart of the city, ideal for those who like the practice of rural tourism, which is a pure adventure for the contact nature.

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