Portoviejo was our last town we visited on the coast. Actually Portoviejo is 19 miles from the coast. Crucita, Jaramijo, and Manta are all very close beach cities. Portoviejo boasts two big malls and a huge hypermart (big department store) and even a Supermaxi grocery store. It is the 6th largest city in Ecuador and is not too far behind in population with Manta.