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Homero Ortega

Avenue Gil Ramirez Davalos 3-86 | Behind Terminal Terrestre Bus Station, Cuenca 010106, Ecuador
+593 7-280-9000
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The place to go for hats!

If you're in the market for a Panama hat, or even just curious to learn about their history and how... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
thewishfire
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Hawthorne, New Jersey
See the home of Panama hats.

People from the country side bring the hats they have made here, to be sorted and finished for... read more

Reviewed 7 November 2017
TREK458
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  • Excellent62%
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  • Average6%
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“panama hat” (57 reviews)
“factory tour” (7 reviews)
“hat making” (9 reviews)
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Avenue Gil Ramirez Davalos 3-86 | Behind Terminal Terrestre Bus Station, Cuenca 010106, Ecuador
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you're in the market for a Panama hat, or even just curious to learn about their history and how they're made, this is a great stop while in Cuenca! There is a very large variety in the shops, and the prices are good for...More

Thank thewishfire
Reviewed 7 November 2017

People from the country side bring the hats they have made here, to be sorted and finished for sale. See the history of Panama hats and perhaps purchase one to wear.

Thank TREK458
Reviewed 11 October 2017

So happy with my purchases and with a tour around the factory. Unfortunately the woman in the retail space next to the retail space of Homero Ortega was rude and disinterested. Left a bad taste in my mouth. Not sure if the two enterprises are...More

Thank Andrewes
Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

Had a wonderful time touring the factory and learning its history. Many celebrities had bought hats there and some were made for many movies like Pretty Woman. In there showroom they let men and women try on as many hats as you want. I wanted...More

Thank coolgran5
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Some of the best Panama hats are made here in Cuenca. The small museum is also interesting. Prices are both reasonable and expensive, depends what you want.

Thank Michael K
Reviewed 27 August 2017

This is the most well known and most pretigious brand for the tradicional summer hats made of PAJA TOQUILLA an smal palm three tipical of coastal middle-america . They have nice models and colors but not in all sizes and not all ready to buy...More

Thank Ferdie69
Reviewed 7 August 2017

The location is a bit off the beaten track, but worth the price of a cab. The tour is short and quite interesting. The showroom is very busy with a nice selection of hats finished on-site.

Thank Kate B
Reviewed 26 July 2017

We took a taxi out to the factory as it was a bit too far to walk and we felt we couldn't leave Cunca without visiting the factory of the man who popularised/invented the Panama hat. Interesting to see how the hats were made, although...More

Thank annh2002014
Reviewed 25 July 2017

I planned to visit the museum and workshop, but only had a quick look at the empty workshop - apparently I visited too late in the day. The shop has every style of Ortega hat on display, and the sales people were very friendly and...More

Thank Carlton H
Reviewed 1 July 2017

Probably the best place to buy genuine paja toquilla hats — "Panama" is a misnomer, no thanks to Teddy Roosevelt. Prices range from affordable US$ 50 hats to $1,000 and higher for the most refined tight weave. There is also a very informative 'museum' demonstrative...More

Thank oravlaolam
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dennis s
18 April 2017|
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Response from Gaby M | Property representative |
Thanks for write us. Yes, we can make a hat for you. You can visit our web page (I can not add the adress here, but you can look for us on google) or join us on Facebook Empresa Homero Ortega, and look for models. We will be... More
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26 June 2015|
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Response from Beenmostplaces | Reviewed this property |
I think they are open every day but closed for lunch.
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Patricia H
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Response from SoloseniorMT | Reviewed this property |
We went around 9:30 AM they either gave us a special tour or we hit it perfectly. Be sure to buy a hat if you even think you want one or want to give one. In the states they are $75 at least and there they are 25-35, they... More
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