The neighborhoods Guayaquil visitors will want to make sure to know about in order to best enjoy their stay in this largest city of Ecuador include:

  • “Cerro Santa Ana” – This neighborhood used to be one of the most poverty-stricken neighborhoods in Guayaquil and then was revitalized with an eye towards catering to the tourists.  It is most well-known for its famous large stairway which frequently has visitors all up and down it, looking out at the view, but it also offers food and shopping to keep guests entertained.
  • “Las Penas” – This is the historic district of Guayaquil, where travelers can go to see the old wooden houses constructed during the colonial period of Guayaquil’s history.
  • “Malecon 2000” ( http://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction... ) – This is the most up-to-date area of Guayaquil, where travelers frequently do their shopping and dining.  It is a modern riverfront with a boardwalk which is lively both during the day and on in to the nightlife hours.  This is considered one of the safest areas of Guayaquil and therefore one of the locations where visitors frequently spend a bulk of their vacation.  Consider this video of Guayaquil's favorite place Malecon 2000
  • http://youtu.be/EgJQZ6wQQ9s 
  • “Puerto Maritimo” – This is where the major sea port is located.  Nearly all of Ecuador’s imports come through this port so it is the hub of much of the area’s industry.
  • "Historic Park" This is a great park accross the Guayas River take the "Pirate Ship" and join the adventour back on time and see for yourself Guayaquil's in the 1900's back in the booming cacao's era. 
  • http://www.expecies.com/pages/gyesigh...
  • "Malecon del Salado"  This is the Second largest Malecon of Guayaquil, on this Malecon you will enjoy the beauty of the Mangroes naturally Preserve and the beautiful scenic area with rental's boats included and so many things to do.
  • "Double decker tour buses" This is a great way to enjoy Guayaquil as the double decker buses will take you around the tourist area. The link leads to their Web site in Spanish http://www.guayaquilvision.com/
  •   Guayaquil's booming area