Canton Salitre. It is a canton of the Province of Guayas, Ecuador. Its cantonal head is the city of Salitre.
Salitre offers spacious natural wetlands, in which there is a flora and fauna, unique in the Province of Guayas; and even some of the species, are in danger of extinction. Between the programmed events they emphasize: The Amorfinos (Oral and Musical Tradition), during the celebration of the Day of the Race 12 of October, in the course of the program of the festival, the day of the event can be enjoyed of the amorfinos, nevertheless, in peasant meetings can also occur.
Night Montubia and Rodeos Montubios, every year on October 12 as part of the programs of the traditional date of exaltation of the culture of montubios of the Guayas basin. Among its most important festivities, it is necessary to mention May 26, the day of the Saint Marianita de Jesús, patron saint of the canton, on July 16 feast of the Virgen del Carmen, Patron Saint of Bocana and on November 27, the anniversary of cantonization.
Weather Canton Salitre
The climate is hot and humid, with a temperature of 20 ° C in summer, while in winters it reaches 35 ° C. Its altitude is 5 meters above sea level.
Natural Resources and Economic Activity:
The territory of the canton is flat, the main river is the Vinces that runs through the canton from North to South. Other rivers are: Jujan, Salitre and Victoria. The climate is warm, hot and humid. The soil of the canton is very fertile, and conducive to the production of cocoa, coffee, corn, rice, sugar cane, cane guadua, and the cultivation of tropical fruits such as mango, watermelon, oranges, etc. Agriculture and livestock are the main sources of wealth, since its people are especially dedicated to this activity. The artisan construction of canoes is another activity that still exists among the inhabitants.
The vast majority of salitreÑos is dedicated to agricultural activities, raising cattle, horses and pigs, and rice, cocoa, coffee and exquisite fruit are produced on its soil. The saltpeter rivers provide the inhabitants of their banks with a good opportunity to fish.
This canton is, like the other cantons belonging to the Province of Guayas, with a good road network infrastructure.
Customs and traditions:
It stands out among the traditions of Salitre, the Montubio Rodeo, from ancestral times; and, the montubios practice it today as before. This is a very appreciated show by the rural inhabitant of the province of Guayas. The montubio delights the public demonstrating their skills and abilities in the riding, dressage and caracoleo of wild animals and spirited horses and horses.
The typical food is similar to the other cantons of the province, such as rice with dried chicken, duck, sausage broth, and one of its most delicious dishes is the fried fish with patacones and salad.
Saltpeter is prodigious and rich land; It is distinguished by its beautiful women and its folklore.
Canton Salitre Tourism
The Banks of the Salitre River. Sectors: Santa Marianita, Pueblo Nuevo and Bocana, located in the cantonal capital. Among the main activities are: the canoe ride, selling drinks and meals. Natural Wetlands, for the passionate of extreme experiences; where adrenaline is the main ingredient of fun. Salitre offers spacious natural wetlands, in which there is a flora and fauna, unique in the province; and even some of the species, are in danger of extinction. Places where the hiker can enjoy sport fishing. Agrotourism, there are beautiful haciendas that offer a whole range of options, in relation to agrotourism, where cohabitation with the man of the field and know their customs is allowed. Archeology, a circuit of tolas (indigenous cemeteries) integrated by more than 140 is offered, which indicates that Salitre was an area of extensive indigenous settlements.