It is a canton of the Province of Manabí in Ecuador. Its cantonal head is the city of Tosagua. It has natural resources, agricultural and livestock. It is located in a large valley bathed by the Carrizal River, which offers an impressive landscape, being part of a tourist attraction.
La Estancilla is an attraction for its river conditions, where there are spas visited by tourists. It is a producing area of "Chame", fish grown in large "marshes", inhabit 130 kinds of birds, four come from Canada. Shrimp is also grown. A large number of short-cycle products such as watermelon, melon, tomato, beans, papaya, cassava, peanuts, cotton are grown.
Climate Canton Tosagua
The maximum monthly evaporation is 102 mm and the minimum 54 mm. During the year there is a cloudiness of 7 octaves. The average monthly speed fluctuates between 1.4 m / s 1.7 m / s, the average value being 1.6 m / s. The predominant wind direction is N.-S. It has gusts between 8 and 12 m / s. The hours of solar brightness reach 1,038 a year, in the winter months you have the most hours of solar brightness.
Fauna Canton Tosagua
Rare and colorful species of birds, some mammals, iguanas and snakes still inhabit the mountains of Tosagua. The monkeys, tigrillos, armadillos and other animals that were previously in the region have been virtually extinguished. The presence of Carrizal has allowed the development of an invertebrate fauna on the still leafy riverbanks, and also of bio-aquatic species. The shrimp originating from the river gradually disappears as well as other species, mainly due to the felling of trees and mangroves.
Economic development Canton Tosagua
It is a cattle area par excellence of cattle, it also raises poultry and pigs. It is appropriate land for the sowing of cotton, cassava, fig that are given in abundance, in addition corn, peanuts, beans, beans, achocha, sweet potatoes and rice are grown, mango is given in varied quality, guava, pomegranate, cherries in great quantities.
In addition to the named natural products that are given in abundance in Bachillero we have cheese and egg, as mineral products only stones and sands are found. The main natural product is the chame since with this one there is an intense trade and it is also the one that is most consumed in the area. Bachillero is a great potential in terms of its land, "every seed you put in your soil will germinate," is well known in geography for short-cycle sowing.
Cultures and traditions
The last vestiges of chigualo remain in some parts of Tosagua, and the parade is still danced or the coastal corridor is sung, but the characteristic dance of modern Antillean music predominates: merengue and cumbia, in which the couple participates. There are many musicians who have managed to integrate orchestras that perform tropical rhythms, and solo musicians or duos that interpret modern ballads or traditional Ecuadorian halls. The guitar is predominant in Creole music, which was developed after the Spanish colonization of America. There are numerous corridors and parades made in honor of this land by its inhabitants.
Typical Meals Tosagua Canton
Its exquisite sweets are particularly recognized, for which Rocafuerte is also famous. They are also part of the gastronomy of Tosagua la hallaca, white whey, Creole chicken broth with cassava and roasted banana, starch bread, corn or yucca tortillas, tamales, bread, sweets, milk delicacies, mistelas, Rompope, corviche, and near the Carrizal River the fried and roasted chame. Cheese is also an important dish, as it is a livestock area.
Tourist Attractions Canton Tosagua
La Sabana wetland
Racecourse "Los Tulipanes"
Freshwater spa “Ángel Pedro Giler”
Badenes El Recreo site
Badenes of San José de Bachillero
Agro tourist farms
Carrizal River Valley
Archaeological sites, sector El Toro, Rome, Cerro Verde, sector four corners, La Madera, La Melilla, El Barro.
Craft center: El Barro site, pot making and other utensils of this material.
Foundation and ecological school "Abdom Bermúdez" site "La Pitahaya"
Stay of "Don Vicho" (Angel Pedro Giler Parish)