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What to do for a day in Guayaquil?

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What to do for a day in Guayaquil?

My family will be spending a night at the Hilton Colon Guayaquil and will have the whole next day to spend on our own. Looking for suggestions.

Do we venture out to the Malecon 2000? Would we need to take a taxi or could we walk from the hotel? What about safety?

We could always relax by the pool at the hotel, too. Any suggestions?

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1. Re: What to do for a day in Guayaquil?

You could hire the services of a reputable tour company and get your self a very interesting day at Guayaquil.

Some of the highlights and activities there are:

Malecon 2000: MAAC Museum, Santa Ana hill climb, sightseeing of the little botanical garden at malecon 2000, and the Morish Tower, visit to Handicraft Market at south bound of it and finally get to see the former French Market (Palacio de Cristal).

Guayaquil Botanical Garden: here you find a complete compilation of Neo Tropical plant species plus geological history of the area.

Parque Historico: here you find some interesting species of wildlife from the Ecuadorian Tropics, as well as a great show of the history and architecture of this charming city.

Iguana Park: here you see turtles, squirls and plenty of green iguanas around the park.

Enjoy Guayaquil.

Saludos cordiales,

Dennis Yepez

New York City, New...
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2. Re: What to do for a day in Guayaquil?

I highly recommend Parque Historico. It is a mix of a nature zoo and historical/cultural center. Very inexpensive, and sometimes free (I just don't remember when or who qualifies)! It will take about 15 minutes to get there by taxi, and is good for around 3 hours once you're there.

Ecuadorcruiser has a good point too...if you hire the services of a tour company to show you around the city you will have a guaranteed nice (and safe) time.

If you decide to head to Parque Historico on your own, have your hotel arrange for a cab to take you there from the hotel and to bring you back.

Have fun!

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