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Guayaquil Travel Guide: 150 reviews and 479 photos

Guayaquil is the largest city in Ecuador with a population of about 3 million. It has been mainly a business destination, but the relativley new Malecon 2000 is designed for tourism. This is located at the eastern edge of the city on the Guayas River. It is a strip about 1.5 miles long with interesting shops and restaurants.

"La Rotonda" is an impressive monument located near the entrance to the Malecon from 9 de Octubre. This monument depicts the meeting between Simon Bolivar and San Martin, both liberators who freed several South American countries from Spanish rule in the early 1800's. It is illuminated in the evening hours.

Guayaquil is a very modern port city. Most (90%) of Ecuador's imports and 50% of it's exports go through here. This is a view of Guayaquil taken from the steps of the oldest part of the city, Las Penas.

  • Last visit to Guayaquil: Sep 2005
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • Sininen's Profile Photo
    Jun 27, 2007 at 1:44 AM

    Hi Joe! Nice page on Guayaquil, I spent half a day there on my way to Galapagos Islands and another half a day on my way back, so didn't see much. Happy birthday from Finland!

  • barryg23's Profile Photo
    Sep 20, 2006 at 12:12 PM

    Interesting page. I didn't know Guayaquil was the largest city in Ecuador - always assumed it was Quito.

  • mickybleck's Profile Photo
    Nov 14, 2005 at 7:09 AM

    Hi Joe, how did You like Guayaquil? It seems less dangerous than I was told (did not go there myself therefore).

  • SanguiniA's Profile Photo
    Oct 24, 2005 at 7:36 AM

    I didn't have time to visit Guayaquil - but I enjoyed your pages.


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