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|Definitely this is not a tourist town but it is an important trade center for products such as cocoa, cotton, kapok and coffee around the region. Accommodation in town is very basic.|
Hostal Jipijapa.- Located two blocks south of the cemetery. Reservations: Tel. 05-600522.
service is available from the plaza to Manglaralto, 2 hours, ticket value around US$2.50. To Manta, 1 hour. To Puerto López, 1 1/2 hours, ticket value around US$1.30.
La Pila.- Is another small town situated north of Jipijapa. The town's main activity is ceramics and fake pre-Colombian pottery.
|Montecristi is an old colonial town located 30 kilometers west of Portoviejo, founded in 1628 and the birthplace of the ex-President Eloy Alfaro.
The town is very famous for its straw and basketware and especially renowned for its high quality Panama hat production (See Arts and Crafts). There are many stores along the main road selling wooden barrels, wickerwork and many others (very cheap). The village of Montecristi has a main Plaza with a Virgin statue (La Virgen de Montecristi) which is worth a visit. Frequent bus service is available to this town from Manta's bus station. The ticket cost is around US$0.25, and takes about 15 minutes.
If you are interested in booking professional guided tours to Montecristi and be able to have a closer look and purchase some of the country's best straw and basketware handcrafts, you may do so through our online Travel Agencies and Tour operators network reservation form.
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