Portoviejo is in the Coastal Lowlands of Ecuador.
Founded by the Spanish conquistadors in 1535 and the capital of Manabi province, Portoviejo is known for its beautiful royal tamarind trees. The city was badly affected during the 2016 earthquake.
- La Rotanda Park, ☏ .
- 1 Crucita Beach. One of Ecuador's best spots for paragliding and kite-surfing.
Portoviejo is famous for kapok mattresses and pillows made from the ceibo seed case and is a good place to buy hammocks. The main street has several stalls selling tagua figures. There is also a large flea market in downtown.