Esmeraldas is northernmost province of Ecuador,
in Costa region on border with Columbia. Capital is Esmeraldas. The
Green Province, as it is called, is located on the country's
northwestern coast. The northernmost of the coastal provinces,
Esmeraldas is also the greenest, riddled with estuaries, mangroves,
and flooded tropical forest. Its wild and remote inland areas,
accessible only by canoe, make Esmeraldas the ideal staging ground
for a river safari.
El Oro is a province of Ecuador. It is named that
way because of its gold production. The capital is
borders the Peruvian Tumbes Region on the west. Famous for its
abundant production of high-quality bananas, El Oro is a primarily
agriculture, commercial province and is home to one of the nations
major ports, Puerto Bolivar.
Manabi, a province of Ecuador located in the west
of the country, is one of the five forming the Coastal Region. The
capital is Portoviejo. Manabi is known for its beautiful beaches, quaint
fishing villages, commercial centers such as
Manta, which is the
country's second largest port, Bahia and Machalilla National
Park, with its rich vegetation and varied species of fauna.
This province was named for the Guayas River,
which flows through the province. Its capital is
largest city in Ecuador and its main port. The Guayas Province is
home to Guayaquil, Ecuador's largest city and chief port. Guayas
province has one of the country's most important ecosystems, the
Babahoyo, Los Rios' capital, is flanked by two rivers, the San Pablo
and the Caracol, which join to form the Babahoyo river which, in
turn, flows into the Guayas River, eventually ending in the sea.
Every year on October 12th, the region's farmers hold a traditional
rodeo. This is typically coastal farmers' festivity is celebrated in
various villages throughout Los Rios and Guayas.
The capital of Sucumbios is Nueva Loja also
known as Lago Agrio. It is the fifth largest province in the
country, with an area of 18,612 km².
Sucumbios is characterized by
its humid, tropical climate. In addition to being home to some of
the Amazon’s most impressive and expansive ecological reserves, such
as Cuyabeno, with their incredible flora and fauna. continues...