Until recently, Portoviejo was only known for its tuna fishing, the production of vegetable oil, and the famous "Panama hats". Today, the visit of cruise ships, the aerial base rented to the US Air Force for anti-narcotics operations, and the construction of modern hotels, have transformed the city into an important tourist destination. Many foreigners have chosen Portoviejo and the nearby Crucita town as a place of their retirement.
Portoviejo is a modern city, however, some antique bamboo and wooden houses still remain as a reminder of the old village. With an average temperature of 77ºF all year long, dry weather and dry tropical forest in its surroundings, Portoviejo is an attractive city to visit. Additionally, Portoviejo offers first class hotel facilities, great restaurants and beautiful nature.
Flights to Portoviejo with Aerogal
Portoviejo is being served by Reales Tamarindos Airport.
Aerogal is operating flights to Portoviejo and Quito.