Santo Domingo de los Tsachilas Ecuador

Santo Domingo de los Tsachilas is one of the youngest cities in the country, has now become the focal point between the Sierra and Coast region, its main gateway being Aloag - Santo Domingo. It is a special place, not only for the rich ethnic, but also by the unusual landscape that can be found from the entrance to this beautiful city itself.

Data of interest

  • Region:Sierra
  • Province:Santo Domingo de los Tsachilas
  • Latitude:-.25 S
  • Length:-79.19 O
  • Climate:218º C a 28º C
  • Population:450.000 (estimate 2008)
  • Foundation:July 3, 1967
  • Mayor:Veronica Zurita
  • Zip code:EC0901
  • Area code:593 2
  • Currency:American dollar
  • Predominant language:Spanish
  • Airport:-
  • Distance from Quito:133 km. aprox.
  • Distance from Guayaquil:235 km. aprox.



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Information of Santo Domindo de los Tsachilas

Santo Domingo de de los Tsachilas now belongs to the province of Santo Domingo de los Tsáchilas recently formed. This area was known in colonial times as "Yumbos Province, where lived Chiggers, Yumbo and Tsátchilas.

The name of Santo Domingo de los Tsachilas, originates in 1660 with the presence of the Order of Preachers, Dominicans who evangelized from the "Doctrine of Cansacoto" the first native peoples of Cocaniguas red, Yamba, San Francisco, San Miguel and Santo Domingo.

The main festival of Santo Domingo, is celebrated with an intense movement of visitors, commercial and cultural exchange. A big fair takes place in the premises of the Cattlemen's Association, at kilometer 7 of the way to La Concordia.

There are shown and compete the best examples of the different breeds and crosses that are raised on farms in the region. We choose Queen of farmers and horseback riding, rodeos, horse-of-way contest and other activities.

Santo Domingo is endowed with biodiversity, offers visitors a variety of beaches, rainforests, rivers and waterfalls. Here you can watch birds from subtropical Andes as hummingbirds, and a varied flora, because of its proximity to Quito, and the decline of the rivers. Water sports like diving and rafting, especially on the White River.

One of the main tourist attractions is undoubtedly the visit to the habitat of the Indian tribe or also known as The Tsáchilas Colorado Indians, one of the characteristics of men in this community is dyeing his hair with a red dye obtained from plant called achiote, a small reddish fruit also retained the dress of their ancestors, the most important feature of Tsáchilas is knowledge about the healing power of plants. Santo Domingo also has several monuments scattered throughout the city among which is the Monument to the Indian Colorado, located in the arena of the avenues Chone, Quevedo and Quito, an area known as the "Y of Colorado." It was built in the second Improvement Board chaired by Mr. Holger Polanco.

Santo Domingo is a city location, with wonderful people, hardworking and enterprising, fighting tirelessly for the development and progress of the city, receiving tourists with open arms as long and takes you to experience the wonder of their culture and environment.

Santo Domingo de los Tsachilas Ecuador


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