El Espinal is a Colombian city located in the Department of Tolima, 146 km southwest from Bogotá. It is the second most important city of the department and is the rice capital of the center of the country . It is flanked by the Magdalena and Coello rivers. El Espinal is known for the manufacture of typical musical instruments and its cuisine is known for tamales and the suckling pig, which are the typical dishes of the region. It has a total length of 231 km², an urban area of 4.26 km², and a rural area of 212.74 km².
Espinal is a Spanish surname. Notable people with the surname include:
Jaime Espinal (born 1984), Puerto Rican sport wrestler
José Espinal (born 1982), Dominican Republic footballer
Marcos Espinal, Dominican Republic physician
Rafael Espinal, American politician
Ramón Tapia Espinal (1926–2002), Dominican Republic lawyer and politician
Vinicio Espinal (born 1982), Dominican Republic footballer