Canton Santa Lucia. It is a canton of the Province of Guayas, Ecuador. Its cantonal head is the city of Santa Lucia.
It is settled at 6 m.n.m., its average temperature is 25 ° C and its average annual rainfall is between 1500 and 2500 mm. In general, the terrain is flat. Near the cantonal head are the Santa Lucía hills, which are of low height. The Daule River crosses the territory. Passing through the cantonal headwaters, the Perdido River, which is a small tributary of the Daule and irrigates part of the canton.
Clima Cantón Santa Lucía
The climate is tropical savanna and tropical monsoon, with high temperatures in most of the year.
Fauna Cantón Santa Lucía
They are inhabited by tigrillos, peccaries, guantas, deer, jaguars, anteaters, howler monkeys, white-faced monkeys (monkeys) and monkeys.
Economic development Canton Santa Lucia
Its land is very fertile and allows the cultivation of a great variety of tropical products. It is a zone of great rice production, especially. In the canton coffee, cocoa, tobacco, cigars or cigars of Luciano tobacco are harvested, have international acceptance, sugarcane, rice, banana, cassava, corn, broom straw, mango, papaya, melon, watermelon and citrus. In the prosperous haciendas of the canton cattle, pigs and horses of excellent quality are raised. Some inhabitants are also engaged in beekeeping (bee-raising), the production and industrialization of honey and beeswax has had a magnificent connotation as a source of income. In the canton have installed large rice piladoras, many of its inhabitants keep the development of handicrafts such as furniture, straw brooms and mountain liana.
Tourist Attractions Cantón Santa Lucía
Spa of fresh water La Gabarra del Malecon and Playa del Islote. Located in the urban area of Santa Lucía canton, it has two quiet river beaches that can be enjoyed during the months of the dry season, between June and December. From January to May you can observe birds that nest among the riparian vegetation.
Scenic boardwalk and the church of Santa Lucia. The church is located in front of the central square and has a modern architectural style; treasures among its precious assets important relics as a bell of the year 1888 and the local baptismal records, dating from 1822.
The "El Mate" Spa is located on the left hand side of the Guayaquil - Santa Lucía road, 1 km. in the El Mate Campus, on the banks of the Daule River, it is equipped with sports fields, changing rooms, playgrounds, cabins, parasols.
There are tourist complexes such as La Primavera and La Cabaña, where you can enjoy facilities such as dance floors, swimming pools, restaurants.
Typical foods Cantón Santa Lucía
It can be purchased on the Guayaquil-Quevedo highway, the specialty is river fish in various preparations, such as fish sweat or fish with peanuts, fish tortillas, small mouth sancocho, pea powder broth, broth from wrapped child, broth of leg, Creole chicken broth.