The beaches of Manta, the Quilotoa lagoon, the corn tortillas of Penipe and the Historical Center of Riobamba are the destinations for the 3 days of vacation that will begin this Friday, May 3.
Elizabeth Robledo and Martha Cedeño, merchants from Mantua, are expected to increase their income on the Labor Day holiday. They agree that during the day off the local resident will move more than outside visitors. Robledo said that on this holiday there are not many visitors and tourists.
The cause, in his opinion, is “because they are spent by the beginning of classes and proximity of the day of the mother”. Cedeño, from the Nuevo Tarqui zone, explained that he will attend Friday until 3:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday the day will be normal as the other weekends.
While they are arranging and selecting the merchandise, in Manabí the local governments coordinate the security issue, as did Manta. Daniela Delgado, director of Tourism of the Municipality of Manta, said that although they were not scheduled events, safety at the beaches was prioritized.
The salvares of the Salvares Foundation will watch over the spas El Murciélago, Tarqui and Los Esteros. From the rural area and San Mateo with support from the members of the Fire Department and the Red Cross.
Ángel Moreira, director of the Department of Prevention of the Fire Department of Manta, explained that his actions will be in San Mateo, Santa Marianita, San Lorenzo, Liguiqui and Santa Rosa, “where we will make a journey”.
They have an ambulance in San Lorenzo and Santa Marianita, with mobile units in San Mateo and the aquatic rescue unit in San Lorenzo. The municipal official explained that the Easter holiday went pretty well for the city. “The hotels were 95% full.” The situation for this new holiday would be different. The theme of reservations at hotels, such as Poseidon, is small. “We are with few reservations at the moment,” said Esteban Fiallos, manager.
Fiallos said that between 2017 and 2018 they moved to Manta Two million tourists from all the provinces of Ecuador. The state roads in Manabí (1,141 km in length) are enabled to transit, according to the Ministry of Transport and Public Works.
The Road Conservation worked previously to clean the bike lanes of route 15 from San Vicente to Canoa to encourage tourism. While in the province of Chimborazo, the 10 cantons take advantage of each holiday to offer their tourist spots in which the gastronomy and natural landscapes stand out.
In the case of Guano, located 10 minutes from Riobamba, its authorities promote vehicular registration these days and then travel through the tourist areas of the canton. “People arrive from Ambato, Latacunga, Guaranda, to register their vehicle and then go to the pools, hostels, buy carpets or souvenirs, and enjoy the rich fritada, cholas, so we will attend normally,” Ángel said. Curicama, director of Traffic and Mobility. Cantones like Pallatanga and Cumandá, subtropical of Chimborazo, ready their promotions in the tourist complexes.
In Penipe, corn tortillas cooked in volcanic stone are one of the favorite attractions, as well as the preparation of typical dishes, such as chicken broth and potatoes with guinea pig. Riobamba, on the other hand, is committed to tourism in the Historic Center, for the first fruits and buildings considered heritage.
As for the roads, in the Riobamba-Pallatanga-Guayaquil it is necessary to be careful, there are potholes and wear of the asphalt. In the province of Cotopaxi, the National Park of the same name (PNC), the Quilotoa lagoon, the Historical Center of Latacunga; the Yambo lagoon, the Llanganates National Park, in Salcedo, are the most visited areas in Cotopaxi.
However, there are little known tourist sites, one of them, the waterfalls of Candela Fazo, in Saquisilí; there is the rural parish of Cochapamba and in it the community of Jatun Era, place of the wonderful waterfalls and the lagoon of Tiluncocha. The roads of this central province are expedited. (I)