Home of the best weavers of fine Montecristi straw hats (Panama Hat)
On this occasion we have the privilege of visiting a local family at their home in this rural community of Pile where the best hat weavers live and work.
They explain and demonstrate the technique to weave the toquilla hat, that can take up to 3 months to finish. We will learn about the different qualities and prices.
This excursion will bring us in close contact with a typical family in a usual home in the country side of the coast of Ecuador. We are unlikely to see other tourists.