Friday, 3 May 2013

Panama hats Montecristi

Panama hats Montecristi

The hat known today as the Panama hat was produced in Ecuador in the seventeenth century and still today all hand woven as you can see in these photos

It get’s it’s name Panama from it being the first place that the Ecuadorians distributed their hats to  Isthmus of Panama and in 1834 the name Panama hats was born before they got distributed throughout Asia USA and now all of Europe
The straw in Panama hats comes from the plaited leaves of the Carludovica Palmata or "paja toquilla", a type of palm indigenous to Ecuador.

 Panama hats are light-colored, lightweight, and breathable, and often worn as accessories to summer-weight suits, such as those made of linen or silk. Beginning around the turn of the 20th century, panamas began to be associated with the seaside and tropical locales
Many companies have jumped on the band wagon in recent years which now sport the hat in their stores direct from Montecristi, but Panama hats are not the only hat produced now, fur felt hats like these



 Which are ever so popular and many more including safari style 
For more information or if you are interested in purchasing any of these hats 

Panama hats Montecristi

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Thursday, 2 May 2013

Montecristi Golf Resort Manabi

Montecristi home of the Panama hat situated between Portoviejo and Manta the  finest hand-made panama straw hats and fur felt hats. You can find out more info here-
But today our main topic is
  Montecristi Golf & Eco-Resort

This  project  is for residential  properties, land, and an 18 hole Golf Course and clubhouse complex, designed by French Arc
hitect Christian Pensu who specialises in this sector you can follow him here

The golf course, has an area of ​​47 hectares, the whole complex being  250 hectares. "It will be the best course in Ecuador." It is costing more than $ 3.5 million, a price increase to $ 7 million to other ratings that will be incorporated. "It's a 100% domestic investment"

The project includes tennis and football pitches, swimming pools, a 200-room hotel and a residential community with 1,200 homes.

In the second phase studies are made for the construction of a two-story hotel  which will be sporting 200 rooms. And that includes individual housing complex in batches of 700 meters...
The project includes the organization of golf tournaments with the participation of national and international athletes.
Lots/land  are available now to purchase each enjoying unsurpassed views of the different holes of the golf course ranging from 30-60,000 dollars and build your villa/appartment on the resort ,for further details leave a message if you are interested and I can send more detailed info to you or even arrange an appointment for a viewing of the resort
Here are a few Photos below thanks for reading!
 View of the villas with swimmingpool
 View of the course with the famous Montecristi church in the background!

For a list of other properties in and around Manabi you can read my buying guide post, which shows you how you could buy a beach house for as little as 40k