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Guayaquil, officially Santiago de Guayaquil, is the largest city of Ecuador. It is also the nation's main port. The city is the capital of Guayas Province and the seat of Guayaquil canton.

The Best Things to Do and Visit in Guayaquil


1 - Malecón 2000

Malecón 2000 is the name given to boardwalk overlooking the Guayas River in the Ecuadorian port city of Guayaquil. An urban renewal project focusing on the old Simón Bolívar boardwalk, it stands along the west shore of the river for an approximate length of 2.5 km.

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2 - Museo El Fortín

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3 - Trekking | Guayaquil

Set off on an adventure amongst the waterfalls and the cloud forest of Bucay, Ecuador on this full-day tour from Guayaquil. Discover the tropical flora on a hike and rappel down a 30m/98ft waterfall.

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Guayaquil is one of Ecuador's main tourist destinations. Partly because it is the entry point to the Galapagos Islands, since its airport is the main connection center to the archipelago. There will be no shortage of things to do in Guayaquil.

If we talk about Guayaquil, we inevitably have to mention the Malecon 2000, its main attraction! It is a 2.5-kilometer river walkway surrounded by gardens, monuments, shopping malls and restaurants.
They turned a simple river walk into a thriving place where you can do a lot of activities. In fact, many of the best attractions to see in Guayaquil are located right there or nearby, which is why it is the most visited place in the city!

You can't leave the city without climbing the largest Ferris wheel in South America, and the first in Ecuador! From the top you will have a privileged view of the city. Also climbing the curious lighthouse of Faro Cerro Santa Ana will allow you to enjoy a 360º panoramic view.

If you want to relax and connect with nature inside this big city, you may want to check out and visit the Seminario de Guayaquil, one of the oldest and most emblematic venues in the city where you will find more than 300 iguanas hanging in the trees, walking alongside tourists or posing for a picture.

To get into the heart of Guayaquil's culture, nothing better than tasting a typical dish such as “encebollado” fish which is the favorite dish of the locals.

Founded definitively in 1547 by the conquistador Francisco de Orellana Guayaquil, the city served as a shipyard and commercial port to the service of the Spanish Crown, and still holds a lot of historical and economic importance even to this day.

The "Pearl of the Pacific", as Guayaquil is now known, has a lot of natural places to recharge your batteries and make your trip an unforgettable experience.

Frequently Asked Questions by Travelers planning a trip to Guayaquil

How do you get around Guayaquil?

The Metrovia is a modern bus in Guayaquil which can help you get around the city for much less than Uber or taxis. The main routes run North-South and East-West. Single rides cost approximately $0.25.

Some of the most popular attractions to visit in Guayaquil are:
-Guayaquil Historical Park
-Malecon 2000
-Las Peñas
-Hacienda La Danesa
-Santa Ana Hill

Usually, two or three days in Guayaquil can be enough to visit the city's most emblematic and popular attractions.

Guayaquil can be visited any time of the year, as it is a city that has no extreme temperatures. It has two climatic seasons: Rainy or winter (January to May) and dry or summer (June to December). In winter the city has a warm and humid temperature during the day.

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