Colimes has great tourist and culinary attractions, its beaches stand out their cacaoteras orchards, where they live monkeys that in the dawn shake the atmosphere with their cries, there is also a great variety of fauna and flora with wild orchids, as well as its famous freshwater beaches and the infallible duck dry.
The main product grown in the canton Colimes is rice, but there are also small plantations of cocoa, coffee, tobacco, bananas, beans and a variety of tropical fruits such as passion fruit, oranges, tangerines, papayas and considerable extensions of pasture for livestock what promotes breeding activities for cattle, pigs and poultry. Mango, corn and plantain, with smaller areas, can be noted among the outstanding plantations in the soil of the canton.
Climate of the Canton Colimes
Colimes is located in the zone of Tropical Megatérmico climate (for temperatures greater than 22 ° C) semi humid (between 1000 and 1200 mm annually), the average temperature is between 25 and 26 ° C, while the average annual rainfall and from 500 to 600 mm, and the potential evapotranspiration from 1500 to 1700 mm, with variations from north-west to south-east.
The dry period is identified between the months of July to December, the number of average annual dry days varies from 120 to northeaster, to 160 to southwest, and the number of days of the favorable vegetative period for agriculture goes from 160 south to 170 to the north, between January to June.
Hydrography of Canton Colimes
The canton Colimes is bathed by two rivers; the river Colimes or Paján, which flows into the Daule, forming just at its mouth an extensive and beautiful beach next to the cantonal head.
Economic development of Canton Colimes
It is a prosperous agricultural canton. The main product grown is rice, followed by cocoa, coffee, tobacco, bananas, beans and a variety of tropical fruits such as passion fruit, oranges, tangerines, papayas and others. So the majority of the population is engaged in agricultural activity.
In the canton there are large areas dedicated to the raising of cattle, pigs and poultry. You can also enjoy river fish such as tarpons, ladies, bocachicos and cherres, which are part of the diet of the population that lives on the banks of their rivers.
Gastronomy of Canton Colimes
Food is an essential condition for the maintenance of human existence, it is a daily historical and social act necessary to maintain life. The choice of food for each day's food is a personal issue that people generally resist to follow a diet totally or partially invented by another person.
Consumers are the ones who choose the foods they eat and a large number of factors influence their choices, such as quality, price, taste, habit, availability and convenience. Undoubtedly what we eat is linked to our ability to enjoy life to the fullest, while some choose to eat all kinds of food, others for ethical, environmental and even economic reasons prefer not to eat any kind of food. Dry chicken and pork fry are typical of the sector.
Tourist Attractions of the Canton Colimes
If you visit this canton do not forget to go to the wide and clean beaches of the Colimes River mainly in the dry season (June to December). Along its banks you will find captivating places. Colimes is famous for the longevity of its inhabitants, probably due to its healthy and natural environment.
The House of the Quijije Family, located in Honorio Santisteban (beginning of the street), is a corner house. It has a colonial style, retains its original architecture with small changes. It has five floors. The visit is by prior reservation. Contact: Local municipality.
The Santa Rosa de Lima Major Church, located on Sucre and 29 de Abril streets; It has a historicist style, it can be visited from Monday to Sunday from 07:00 to 21:00.
Anasque, Archaeological Remains, located in the town of Anasque. With the aim of making known traces of the cultures Daule, Milagro Quevedo, Tribe Peripa; you can see statuettes, vessels, ceramic figurines, Tolitas (mounds of earth where the aborigines buried their familiare) and houses built with mangrove sticks in the trees. The population offers canoe trips.
Malecon de Colimes "Honorio Santisteban", located in the cantonal capital on the street of the same name; where you can take walks, admire the view of the landscape, also its use is also as fluvial terminal, motorcycle terminal and leisure in general.