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Montecristi Panama Hat Town


Day visit from Puerto Guayaquil:

Yes, often done so.

Driving time from Guayaquil:

More or less 4 hrs. per way.

What is it?

This town gave birth to one of our more controversial presidents of the 19th century, Eloy Alfaro, the liberal president that finished the rail road construction all the way up to Quito. The town also is home of some of the finest and oldest panama hat weavers, known by the quality of their products.

What can you do there?

Sightseeing, shopping.

Possible / Suggested Overnight Town:

Puerto Lopez, Manta, Guayaquil.