Machala Ecuador



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Description: Ecuador: Ecuador main cities: Machala: The capital of the province of El Oro, Machala, is also known as the World Capital of Bananas, located south of Ecuador, is one of the most important development centers of the country.

The capital of the province of El Oro, Machala, is also known as the "World Capital of Bananas", located south of Ecuador, is one of the most important development centers of the country. Has a unique landscape for the enjoyment of the thousands of visitors who see a tourist Machala for its beautiful parks, streets and friendly people machaleГ±o.

Each year in Machala, is performed International Banana Festival during the third week of September, here will elect the Queen of Banana, among participants who come from different Latin American countries.

Machala relies its economy mainly on agriculture. Its main products are: bananas, coffee and cocoa. The banana industry is particularly export-oriented, and plays an important role in the economy of the city. Bananas are shipped from the nearby Puerto Bolivar, mainly to North America. geographical position of Machala, near Guayaquil also makes it an important transportation center. Many travelers to the south or the north of Peru to Guayaquil funnel through the city.

Machala offers its visitors many attractions: The Island JambelГ­ with its sunny beaches surrounded by mangroves, the Isla del Amor, an ecological island inhabited by sea birds that come there to nest (pelicans, frigate birds, egrets, gray herons) 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.

On the main road to Machala, southeast of the city, stands the statue of El Bananero, a man carrying a large branch of bananas. This is Machala's most telling monument.

Juan Montalvo Central Park offers visitors a beautiful view adorned with three pools, framed by an elegant church surrounded by impressive buildings, including City Hall. The park is becoming a place of recreation for children, youth and adults seeking a time for leisure and admire the natural beauty that surrounds it.

Located 7 km from Machala city, Puerto Bolivar is quite an attractive place to spend a few hours. Not only will you be able to see the shrimp and banana trade in action, but there are numerous harbor restaurants where you will be able to enjoy good food while you look out at the protective and natural mangrove swamps surrounding the harbor.

Jambeli is located 35 minutes by boat from Puerto Bolivar, travel becomes a thrilling adventure, watching the beautiful landscape, variety of birds and mangroves in the area. JambelГ­ is the open sea beach of the archipelago's largest and most populous, has several restaurants, lodging, recreation and water sports. You can also visit the marine museum Geo-Mer.

Located five minutes by boat from Puerto Bolivar visit is a great experience for nature lovers and ideal for an ornithologist, and it has a great variety of birds, hence its name, the birds nest and breed in this island.

Puyango Petrified Forest is a Natural Reserve, located along the river Puyango, which divides the provinces of El Oro and Loja, 111 km from the city of Machala and 225 km from the city of Loja. Its main attraction is fossilized tree trunks that have an approximate age of 100 million years and is the largest collection of petrified wood in the world, the largest specimen is 2 m in diameter and 15 m long.




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