Warm tropical climate and friendly people, the cantons that make up the Rice Route keep an ancestral artisan wealth, as well as a varied cuisine typical of the area. It is developed through three important road corridors in the province of Guayas.
‘Along the Camino Montuvio’ begins in the urban parish of La Puntilla in the canton of Samborondón. There are the Historical Park as well as restaurants, bars and shopping centers. In this way, passing through green landscapes of extensive rice fields, we reach Salitre canton, Capital Montuvia of Ecuador, where you can enjoy peasant traditions such as the montubio rodeo, canoe trips or a refreshing swim in its freshwater spas.
‘Along the Banks of the Daule’, it visits the cantons of Balzar, Colimes, Palestina, Santa Lucía and Daule, which are the complement of history, livestock and agricultural production. They have several freshwater spas on the banks of the Daule River. These cantons are ideal for resting and tasting dairy delicacies.
‘Along the Roads of Alfaro’ links the cantons of Lomas de Sargentillo, Isidro Ayora and Pedro Carbo, an obligatory step in the trade between the ports of Guayaquil and Manta. Its gastronomic offer includes a variety of typical dishes of the sector such as corn tortillas, fish corviches and the classic dry duck. Hammocks made with mocora fiber stand out among the handicrafts of the sector.
Colimes is a small town located 90km and an hour and a half drive north of Guayaquil, along the Route of Rice. Once a year there is a beautiful sea of yellow flowers during the Guayacanes blossom. The blossom takes place sometime between December and January depending on the rainfall and only lasts for one week. In Colimes, the Las Habras farm hosts one of the most spectacular shows or the blossom of the Guayacanes. This is the first location to feature Guayacanes