Canton Santo Domingo (Ecuador). It is a canton of the Province of Santo Domingo de los Tsáchilas, Ecuador. Its cantonal head is the city of Santo Doming, it is the fourth most populated city in Ecuador. Warm land with diversity of natural and cultural attractions
Santo Domingo, where the Fatherland is located, is a dynamic and welcoming city. Citizens live in this land from all corners of Ecuador, which makes it diverse and entrepreneurial. That is precisely their identity. All roads lead to this magic corner, unique in the country.
It is a canton that has had great demographic and economic growth, mainly due to the fertility of its lands and its natural riches that have attracted thousands of immigrants and investors from all corners of the country. It has a privileged geographical situation, it is one of the most important communication centers of the northern region of the sierra and the coast. This canton is part of the mountainous territory of the western cordillera, known as the Province of Yumbos.
Relief Cantón Santo Domingo
Because it is located in a tropical zone and is limited by a branch of the Andes mountain range, there is a high biodiversity and ecological floors that create an infinite variety of ecosystems.
Climate Cantón Santo Domingo
It is a tropical rainy climatic zone, its usual temperature is about 18 to 33 ° C in summer. In winter it is usually warmer from 23 to 34 degrees and sometimes reaches 38 ° C. Its average temperature is 25.5 ° C.
Flora Canton Santo Domingo
It has forest species that have been cut down elsewhere, such as oak, guayacán, laurel, legendary trees such as the ceibos of more than 700 years and that characterizes this protective forest. There is also fine moral, moral bobo, pambiles, royal palm, tagua.
Fauna Cantón Santo Domingo
The birds that live in La Perla are the woodpeckers, the toucan, macaws and herons that arrive with the summer. Among the mammals observed are the guatusa, armadillo and cuchucho. Very dangerous snakes such as horse kills, corals and X are eventually found.
Economic development Cantón Santo Domingo
Due to its geographical location, it has a very active trade, which makes it a land exchange port between the mountains and the coast. The most important activity is livestock. Here the largest livestock market in the country is developed.
Typical Food Canton Santo Domingo
The pandado is a daily dish consisting of one or two small fish and a banana bullet (anoilá), placed on a bijao leaf (bacuhua). The banana bullet is never missing in the indigenous home. The dough is made with ground green, previously cooked.
Corviche: It is a dish made with a rehash with colored butter, onion, ground peanuts, cumin, pepper, salt and cilantro. And a mass of greens mixed together with the rehash, forming balls that are filled with fish and fried in oil.
Sancocho, to prepare this dish cut the green banana into irregular pieces, put it to boil and add parrot meat, guanta and guatusa.
Beautiful Valley Canton Santo Domingo
Valle Hermoso is the Parish of more recent formation since the first of August of the 2000 the official record is published No. 132 that contains the approval of the ordinance of creation of the rural parish Valley Beautiful, emitted by the Municipal Council.
Until recently it belonged to the jurisdiction of Canton Quito; its annexation to the Santo Domingo Canton is the result of extensive efforts of a significant number of people who proposed the goal of legally incorporating it into Santo Domingo since in fact the relationship with the Canton was closer.
Valle Hermoso Canton Santo Domingo Extension
It has 18 precincts in its approximately 700 km2 extension, housing 7000 inhabitants.
Climate Valle Hermoso Cantón Santo Domingo
Parish Valle Hermoso, has a very pleasant climate and a temperature of 28 ºC.
Description Valle Hermoso Cantón Santo Domingo
The climate and the characteristics of the soil make it an apt territory for the cultivation of African palm, abacá, palmetto, passion fruit and pineapple that are its main products, although beef and dairy cattle has also achieved an important development of the sector .
This has led to the establishment of important palm oil, palm heart and above all poultry and pork farms.
Attractions Valle Hermoso Cantón Santo Domingo
• Río Blanco (Valle Hermoso): The Blanco River rises in the western slopes of Pichincha, goes down through the Mindo Mountains and receives the waters of the Toachi River, it is navigable in the upper course, it has tourist interest. In its route there are some spas. The climate is very pleasant and allows you to enjoy the place from the viewpoint. Its temperature ranges between 12 ºC and 20 ºC.
• Río Cristal: The Cristal River crosses through the town of Valle Hermoso, on its banks there are some hostels that present many attractions. Due to its location it has a very abundant and varied flora and fauna, with farms and fruit trees interspersed.
In this place you can practice swimming, water sports also known as white water rafting, canoeing and regattas. The climate is very pleasant and allows you to enjoy the place from the viewpoint.
• Cascade The area has beautiful landscapes that delight the locals and strangers with generous nature, this waterfall from the summits of the western mountain range, a product of the high rainfall of the region.
Commune Congoma Canton Santo Domingo
It is unique and striking for its great diversity of birds that it has, a great attraction at the moment you hear the melodies that the birds sing to the rhythm of the river current. Its sunsets are ideal for a refreshing swim in the river from which the name of Congona comes.
Location Comuna Congoma Cantón Santo Domingo
This Comuna is located 23 kilometers away from Santo Domingo by kilometer 14 of the Quevedo road.
Culture Comuna Congoma Cantón Santo Domingo
The term Tsáchila comes from two terms "Tsa" which means truth and "chila" which means people, so a translation into Spanish would be "real people"
The cultural characteristics of the Tsáchilas are unique in the country, for their dress, language, customs. The main characteristic of Tsáchila man is to paint his hair with "mu" (achiote), as well as the knowledge of natural medicine. The rituals are performed by the "pone" (shaman) who is a social and religious leader, constituting a link between the supernatural and its people.
It is common for all Tsáchila to know some medicinal herbs and magical ceremonies.
Attractions Comuna Congoma Cantón Santo Domingo
• Center for Ethnocultural Dissemination of the Tsachilas del Cóngona: Known as Walla or Casa Grande, it invites national and foreign tourists to enjoy the wonders of the Center.
• Museum: Entering the museum is like entering ancient times of the town, inside it you can see a striking bed of the natives "Bangui" for guarapo place that served to deposit the yuca mascado and the guarapo. It is surprising to see huge skeletons of animals, instruments that rest as an immortal tradition.
• Commune Tsáchila Colorados del Búa: Colorados del Búa more than proudly having primary and secondary education up to basic cycle, it has a natural environment that we seldom have the opportunity to appreciate, allowing the planting of coffee, banana and others as cycle products short.
• Commune Tsáchila El Poste: It is a Commune (Village) with a large presence of Tsáchilas (Colorados). Its main source of production is agriculture with cassava, corn and banana crops. The production of taro, characteristic of other communes, is not common here.
Alluriquin Cantón Santo Domingo
It is called Tierra Dulce because of the great tradition of delicious sweets (marshmallows, panela and peanuts) and brandy, made by its people, that initially this work was done only to share the product in the home, but little by little the activity as a good business.
Origin of your Name
The origin of its name "San José" Catholic community, considered as its patron, "Alluriquín" takes us to the history of Father Juan de Velasco, colonial era, whose meaning is "Rest place next to the Rivers: Green and Clear Waters "Referring to the Damas River that just in this place pours its waters into the mighty Toachi River.
Location Alluriquin Cantón Santo Domingo
Located on the left bank of the Pilaton river, it is 35 km from Santo Domingo, on the Santo Domingo-Aloag road, which crosses the town.
Extension Alluriquin Canton Santo Domingo
It forms around 43 precincts and occupies a territory of 33.1ha of surface.
Climate Alluriquin Canton Santo Domingo
It has a very pleasant and varied climate, which allows to remain without problems.
Description Alluriquin Cantón Santo Domingo
When you travel through Ecuador and reach the area of Alluriquín stop for a moment, a short stay will enrich the criteria you can have about this beautiful parish.
If when descending the mountain range to go to the coast of the landscapes that this sector possesses and of the legendary river that accompanies the route enjoy the small wonders that you will find here, you can first take a bath in one of the saunas and Turks that the town offers , this will combat the tension of the trip and even the respiratory problems that are obtained when coming from the Capital, the steam the Eucalyptus, Manzanilla, Llantén can alleviate their annoyances.
Attractions Alluriquin Cantón Santo Domingo
• Balneario del Río Damas: If your desire is to cool off in cold water, go to the neighborhood two bridges, ask the residents about the natural pools and you can enjoy a nice space to swim in the waters of the Damas River where the current of it will be your best whirlpool
It is a privileged site that ends up convincing the visitor how wonderful and special this parish is.
• Fighting of Roosters: In places like the Toachi Union (Parish Campus) you can enjoy several activities, but the most outstanding one is the famous Cock Fighting.
• In this parish there are also natural sites such as Hostería Tinalandia, El Parador Los Colorados, with beautiful natural views. One of the biggest attractions, named and visited by tourists is the Balneario del Río Damas, the same one that is located in the neighborhood of two bridges.
History Alluriquin Cantón Santo Domingo
From the time of the Real Audiencia de Quito Alluriquin was a tambo or "inn" where travelers spent the night to continue their journey the next day. With the opening of the Via Aloag-Santo Domingo, the town center of this parish was formed starting in 1963; the colonists were looking for uncultivated lands suitable for the cultivation of sugarcane, since with this they made panela and brandy.