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Bahia de Caraquez EcuadorBahia the Caraquez is one of most important and cleanest Ecuadorian tourist places at the coast with splendid, clean and quiet range. It is located  in the province of Manabi and only takes some five hours to reach Bahia by car from Quito and four hours from Guayaquil.

Bahia de Caraquez suffered two natural disasters in 1997 and 1998, the "El Niño" phenomenon and an earthquake in august of the later year. Mudslides and floods devastated much of the town and the surrounding agricultural hinterland.  During the reconstruction, local residents with the support of foreign NGOs aimed their efforts towards more sustainable development.

As a result Bahia was declared an Eco-city on February 23, 1999, for which development activities are being carried out with the purpose of a better use of its resources, and for the conservation of the ecosystems.

At present the population of Bahia may be estimated in 30.000 people located on the urban area and its surroundings. The town is a relaxed and very safe place to live in with a constantly tropical temperature of between 23 and 36 degrees centigrade.

Bahia de Caraquez has shown an important development during the last 15 to 20 years, since it has become one of the country's most attractive resort areas due to its beauty and relative closeness to the cities of Quito and Guayaquil, the two biggest cities in the country.

Ecuador, Bahia de CaraquezBahia offers first-class hotels and many places to relax or have fun. One of its principal tourist attractions is the opportunity to sail up the Chone River by motorboat, all the way to San Vicente. Visitors today are able to visit the lookout point of the Cross, and experience the unique display of nature with a panoramic view of the Pacific Ocean, the bay, beaches and mountains. They will also find interesting archaeological sites in the area.

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