Guayaquil Things to Do
Guayaquil is an Ecuadorian paradise with rich history and culture. There is no shortage of fun ways to spend your time here.
Parque de las Iguanas
A stop in Simon Bilivar Park to greet the other Guayailleños will definitely add to your multicultural interspecies experience. Iguana Park is like stepping into prehistoric times with loads of wild iguanas everywhere. They aren’t scared of humans, and they may climb onto you if you sit on a bench long enough. They look around surveying the land for food or leftovers.
Las Peñas – Cerro Santa Ana
At Santa Ana Hill, you will find 440 stairs to climb. Once at the top, you will enjoy beautiful views of the city. This area has somewhat of a colonial feel. The stairs are numbered so you know how many more you have to go, and there are little stores and clean restrooms along the way. On top of the hill, you will find the lighthouse and chapel.
This boardwalk attracts a lot of locals with its gardens, statues, restaurants, movie theater, museums, and playgrounds. Vendors are also available. Many say that this is the safest part of the city. The food court overs a vast number of dishes that range from local Ecuadorian to Italian and Chinese. Popcorn is a common snack for the boardwalk, and it is freshly made and cheap.
The Rotunda is a monument memorializing two meting of two liberators, Jose San Martin and Simon Bolivar. It represents the time in 1822 when Ecuador fought for its independence from Spain.
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