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Malecon 2000, Guayaquil

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Pier / Boardwalk
A model of urban regeneration, Malecon 2000 provides a wide range of attractions and entertainment options along the Guayas River. Once little more than a pathway, the boardwalk fell into disrepair in the 20th century before its re-inauguration as a public space in 1999. Wander along the 2.5 km (1.5 mi) waterfront packed with monuments, historical buildings, gardens, museums, and more. Afterwards, kick back with a drink or a bite to eat at one of the many food courts, bars, and cafes scattered along its length, or simply find a comfortable green space and people-watch. Use our Guayaquil holiday planner to arrange your visit to Malecon 2000 and other attractions in Guayaquil.
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  • A spacious place that allows you to walk or enjoy games with children or eat with tua friends or family, or going to the movies, anyway, you have several options that you can perform there, the bad thing is the smell of the River near the end of the malecon, which I hope is not at all times.
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  • The site is very nice to walk. You must be prepared for the heat and leads or buy water. They recently put a wheel in which you can get and see to Guayaquil from height
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  • It is nice place to spend time. Specially in evening as it has many peoples who visit daily and I love to sit in malecon for hours for taking fresh air.  more »
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  • Awesome place. Actually the place to visit while in the city, for locals and foreigners. Free access, accessible, lots of options for almost anyone, from art to shopping. Safe, something not easy to achieve in Guayaquil (or Ecuador in a much broader sense). Cafes and restaurants along the way. Nice view towards the river and the Santa Ana Hill. Right on the center of the city. Nice hotels around. History of Guayaquil nearby. Independent cinema always showing at the north end of the malecón. Bahia style shops (open flea market) towards the North end. It connects with Barrio las penas at the north, which is a historical neighborhood with a single long street full of art and bars, kind of a hipster site.
  • Enjoyable walk. Lots to see even a park for kids with lots of security around.
  • One of the most unique outdoor places I've ever visited. There's an IMAX theatre, a ferries wheel, gardens all over and so much more. Get your workout on too!
  • A great place to walk any time of day or night. There are lots of activities, events, musems, and restaurants on the Malecon.
  • A must visit in Guayaquil. The new huge fariswheel is going to be great.