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Escote is the
third largest city in San Doloroso
with a population of approximately three hundred thousand people.
Situated on the Pacific Coast, it has a relaxed and vibrant feel quite
Founded in the sixteenth century, the name
'Escote' - or 'cleavage' in English - was chosen in tribute to
the subtly blending slopes of the mountains which forever
loom over the city.
- who served as President of San Doloroso from 1956 to 1990 - was born
here in 1928.
is a thriving night life and many bars worth visiting in the area
surrounding the Plaza
Mayor. A trip to the local monastery of Santa Maria La
Virgen is a must for the culturally minded, and for the athletic there
hikes to the top of Mount Izquierda and Mount Derecha.
Historians might like to visit the birth place of Miguel
and spend an hour or two in the El Hombrito museum. A notable port
has some superb restaurants and the best fresh fish in San
is available to buy directly every Wednesday at the weekly market).
who would rather hang out at the beach might prefer to head north along
coast to El Paraíso, a popular resort town where the young, the
trendy and the beautiful hang
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