Why is Ecuador emerging as a world class destination?
Travel to Ecuador to buy yourself an authentic "Panama" hat
That is right, the world famous Panama hat is actually made in Ecuador. During the construction of the Panama canal, thousands of these hats were exported by the Ecuadorian government for workers in the canal. Then, Theodore Roosevelt was pictured wearing one and these hats were dubbed "Panama Hats" Since then, these hats gained popularity by great figures such as Ernest Hemingway and Paul Newman. Woven entirely by hand in Ecuador from fronds of the toquilla palm, this is a perfect souvenir.view all reasons