This great city is an important cultural, financial, and entertainment center in Ecuador. It possesses an important port and is known as the economic capital of the country.
Some of its attractions are the Malecón 2000, a zone with big monuments, shopping centers, museums, fountains, gardens, and ships to set sail from the Guayas River. Also, the Malecón del Salado, from where it is possible to estimate the flora and fauna of the zone.
Another attraction is the neighborhood of Las Peñas, residential and commercial zone that has been promoted in the last time. Among its natural areas, is the Parque Histórico Guayaquil, which has a swamp forest with 28 species of animals of the zone, as tiger cats, parrots, and raccoons.
Also, it has the park El Lago, corresponding to an artificial lake where nautical sport can be practiced and with natural areas for camping and other recreational activities.
Guayaquil possesses many celebrations for its great cultural diversity, as the Carnaval, religious events, and the festivity of the city’s foundation, amongst others.
Attractions: Natural areas, architecture, festivities, stores, flora, fauna, museums, cultural activities.
Activities: Nautical sports, historical tours, hiking, excursions, photography, camping, fishing.
How to get there: All year long.
When to go: Airway, to Simon Bolívar de Guayaquil International Airport. By land, roads from Quito. Also, by train.
Weather: Warm, with two seasons: a rainy and a dry season, both hot seasons.
Services: Accommodations, food, transportation.
Surroundings: Península de Santa Elena, Isla Puna, Cerro Blanco.