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This city houses close to 200,000 inhabitants and is the capital of Manabi province as well as the main center for commercial activity such as coffee, fishing and cattle ranching, it also is infamous for Kapok mattresses and pillows made from the ceibo seed case and is a good place to buy hammocks. You can stroll around the city easily by foot and visit the Parque Eloy Alfaro which faces the local cathedral. An interesting nearby village to visit is Sosote just a few minutes from Portoviejo, it's worth visiting because of its tagua workshops. The main street has several stalls selling tagua figures.
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Ejecutivo.- The best in town. Address: 18 de Octubre and 10 de Agosto. Reservations: Tel. 05-632105, Fax: 05-630876.

Máximo.- Address: Calle Cumaná and 5 de Junio. Reservations: Tel. 05-636521.

Hostería California.- Good. Located on Ciudadela California. Reservations: Tel. 05-634415.

Conquistador.- Address: 18 de Octubre and 10 de Agosto. Reservations: Tel. 05-651472.

New York.- Nice rooms and good restaurant. Address: Francisco de P. Moreira and Olmedo. Reservations: Tel. 05-632044.

Cabrera Internacional.- Address: García Moreno and Pedro Gual. Reservations: Tel. 05-633201.

París.- Located by Plaza Central. Reservations: Tel. 05-652727
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El Tomate.- Typical Manabí food. Located along the road to Crucita and Bahía de Caráquez.

La Carreta.- Varied menu. Address: Calle Olmedo and Alajuela.

La Crema.- Set meals. At the Central Park.

Cervicangrejada Delicias.- Seafood. Address: Pacheco and Diez de Agosto.

Zavalito.- Set meals. Address: Primera Transversal between Duarte and Alajuela.

Los Geranios.- Set meals. Address: Chile 508.

El Palatino.- Local specialties. Located off the main plaza.

La Fruta Prohibida.- Fast food. On Calle Chile.

El Galpón.- Popular. Located on Calle Quito.
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Discos (On Av. Manabí)

Pachanguero, Sótano and Taguara.

Viejoteca.- Only for the oldies.
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TAME.- Has frequent flights to Quito. Address: On Av. América to the north end of the center. Tel. 633600 and 632429.


The bus terminal is located about one kilometer southwest from the center. At the terminal entrance you have to pay a fee of around US$0.05 and then ask for the buses you're looking for. There is a frequent bus service performed by Reina del camino cooperative to Quito (US$7, 8 1/2 hours). To Santo Domingo (US$5, 5 1/2 hours). Coactur cooperative goes to Manta (1 hour), Bahía de Caráquez (2 hours) and Guayaquil (4 hours).


A taxi to or from the center costs around US$1.
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The Ministerio de Turismo.- Is located at Pedro Gual and J. Montalvo. Tel. 05-630877.

Tour operators

Ventura Travel.- Air tickets. Address: Alejo Lascano and Pedro Gual. Tel. 05-634122.


Internet (The average rate is around US$2 per hour)

Habla por Menos.- Address: Calle Córdova and Morales.

Café Royal.- Address: Calle Chile and 10 de Agosto.
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