In this region where rivers from the western Andes end, "WATER," one of the most essential elements of the planet, is found, as sweet and salty as life itself is.

The Coast represents 30% of Ecuador's territory, and it has 21 protected areas as well as the highest mangroves in the world. It contains 11 of the 13 coastal ecosystems that exist on earth.

Ecuador's coast was the cradle of significant pre-Hispanic cultures which have left a valuable archaeological legacy for humanity. Four indigenous peoples with their own language and two ethnic groups with their own traditions and culture are part of this unique region.

“The Ecuadorian Toquilla Straw Hat," more commonly known as the misnamed “Panama hat,” is a product of this region of Ecuador and is recognized as "Intangible Cultural Heritage" by UNESCO.

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