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Represa La Esperanza

Represa La Esperanza, Ecuador

Represa La Esperanza is a large reservoir near Calceta (a town in the middle of the province of Manabí) that provides irrigation for 17,000 hectares in Manabí. It can hold about 450,000,000 cubic meters of water. From the reservoir runs an aqueduct to the (never built) Refinería del Pacífico, south of Manta.


The reservoir is a popular destination for families. Things to do are:

Most activities are offered at the small port south of the dam. Here you also find the restaurant and some smaller eateries.

How to get here

Vía a Presa La Esperanza - Membrillo, Calceta, Ecuador