It is a canton of the Province of Los Ríos, Ecuador. Its cantonal head is the city of Montalvo.
The canton with pleasant climate, famous for its production of citrus fruits, rice producer by tradition, with landscapes that in the background you can see the majestic Andes Mountains, among other things, that is Montalvo, a canton located to the south of the Province of Los Rivers. Montalvo is a canton of the Province of Los Ríos in the coastal region of Ecuador, its cantonal head is Montalvo, it consists of an urban parish: Montalvo, and a rural parish. It has several tourist attraction centers in which a large number of tourists from different parts and cities
Clima Cantón Montalvo
Its climate is hot and humid; its temperature varies between 27 and 28 degrees centigrade. In summer it's cool. The rainy season includes from December to May, and the dry season from June to December, with inconsistent rainfall in the form of garúa that falls in the dry period.
Flora Cantón Montalvo
It allows you to appreciate herbaceous vegetation, bamboo cane shrubs and trees of palo prieto, guachapelí, laurel, breadfruit, mango, guava, lemon among others.
Fauna Cantón Montalvo
It hosts the attractive are mammals like armadillos, foxes and squirrels; birds as parakeets, pigeon tierera, owl, tile, hummingbird, among others; fish like old blue, old red, mouth small, dica, lady and cachuela.
The main rivers in the area are Changuil and Cristal, tributaries of the Las Juntas River and the La Mona River, the latter also known by the names of Santa Rosa, Potosí and Telimbela. Each one of them builds a hydrographic system fed by small estuaries.
Economic development Cantón Montalvo
Its main economic activity is the production of citrus fruits and it is a traditional rice producer.
Typical Food Canton Montalvo
The gastronomy can be one of the most exotic of the rivers, it has meals to take off the hat, in spite of being very similar to the previous ones: Chanfaina, Torreja de Choclo, Fish Casserole, Fish bun
Tourist Places of the Montalvo Canton
The tourist complex Río Cristal
It offers cabins, swimming pools, sports courts and varieties of typical dishes. Serves from Tuesday to Sunday.
Beautiful landscapes, rivers, pools, slides, good food and, above all, an excellent climate is what the Montalvo canton offers to national and foreign tourists.
The Crystal River Canton Montalvo
The Crystal River is the main attraction of Montalvo, being this the first outdoor resort of the Canton, its waters are born in the Cordillera de Los Andes; for which reason they are cold and crystalline, is a few meters from the city and its beaches are exploited in an extension of 3 kilometers by the provincial and national tourists. It has a height of 142 meters above sea level and the temperature is 22 ° c.
Tourist Center La Perla
The spa offers all the recreational services it has and is complemented by the sale of typical food. It also has a forest of Asian bamboos planted by the same owner, which uses to show visitors the natural beauty of this spa.
Tourist Resort Pisagua
This is one of the tourist sites belonging to a family group that attracted by the pleasant surroundings of the Canton, decided to start the project on February 2, 1990, thus becoming one of the oldest spas in the Montalvo Canton.
At present it has pools of completely natural water, coming from the stony river, the same one that enters a natural purification system, then it is filled by decantation, flowing the water constantly. The spa is one of the largest in the town with a capacity for 2,200 people.