Santo Domingo de los Colorados, or Santo Domingo Corner of the Red Ones, is one of the newer towns in Ecuador and is situated about 133 km from Quito. There are an estimated 268.075 inhabitants in Santo Domingo so it's a fairly large town situated in a mountainous area. Santo Domingo stretches south as far as the province of Rios and Cotopaxi and then west to the Emerald Provinces.
Portoviejo is a city of Ecuador and the capital of the Province of Manabí. It is situated 30 Km from the Pacific coast. Portoviejo was founded March 12, 1535 by Captain Francisco Pacheco. The city has a population of about 250,000 and is also known as the city of the "Royal Tamarind Trees" for the beautiful trees found in the area.