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 unlike
Toronja or Ausente.
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.
Vicente Ladrón - who
served as President of San Doloroso from 1956 to
1990 - was born here in 1928.
Things To Do
There 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 are
hikes to the top of MountIzquierdaand Mount Derecha. Historians
might like to visit the birth place of Miguel
Vicente Ladrón and spend an hour or two in the El
Hombrito museum. A notable port town, Escote has some
superb restaurants and the best fresh fish in San
Doloroso (which is available to buy
directly every Wednesday at the weekly market).
Those who would rather hang
out at the beach might prefer to head north along the
coast to El Paraíso, a
popular resort town where the young, the trendy and
the beautiful hang out.