Pedernales is a canton of the province of Manabí in Ecuador, has a population of 55,128 inhabitants. Its cantonal head is the city of Pedernales. The current mayor for the period 2014 – 2019 is Gabriel Alcívar Robles. The majority of the population is dedicated to tourism, since it has beaches to be located on the Pacific coast. The name of the canton Pedernales, comes from the existence of the stone “flint”, which was in this area in large quantities on the banks of its rivers.
Pedernales was a settlement of the Jama-Coaque culture, which was found by the Spaniards on the banks of the river of the same name and from which some ceramic vestiges are preserved. It is crossed by the Equatorial Line.
In Pedernales a historical event took place: in 1736 the Geodesic Mission was commanded by Charles Marie de la Condamine, who in Punta Palmar considered the first point for the measurement of the arc that would determine the shape of the earth
The main tourist attractions of the Pedernales canton are:
THE BEACH OF COJIMIES
The beach of Cojimies is located 45 kilometers from Pedernales, in the province of Manabí. It is an extensive beach with sand of soft texture of gray color, and moderate swell; its waters show a coloration that goes from blue to green; It is ideal for swimming, sunbathing and watching the sunset. Surrounded by coconut palms, it is suitable for endless activities. (ecotravels)
THE ISLAND OF LOVE
The so-called Island of Love is a sand bank that extends to the ocean from the mouth of the Cojimies River, attracts lovers who get lost in this portion of land surrounded by the sea.
This three-hectare piece of land attracts hundreds of couples every weekend.
Beautiful place where you can perform various activities in a fresh and familiar environment. (HOTEL BRISA PEDERNALES)
The Cañaveral, pedernales, pedernales, Manabí is located in the Pedernales parish of the Pedernales canton belonging to the Manabí province, Ecuador
CIAQUE LA CHORRERA
This open beach starts from Punta Pedernales, to the north, to Punta Coaque, to the south. The Coaque Beach is wide at low tide and gently sloping. In addition, it has clear water, light green color and medium temperature. Playa de Coaque beautiful beach where you can practice recreational sports, craft markets, bars and other places for fun.
The main banks, hotels and the commercial area of the city are located near this beach. The waters of this beach are favorable for the practice of water sports such as surfing, sailing, body-boarding, and fishing.