Malecon 2000, Guayaquil

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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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  • August 16, 2017
    We stroll quietly beside the River to see sometimes a few iguanas or ducks but also a bit of maritime activity. There are a few tourist attractions over the shops and stores to pass the time without too tiring. Anyway it is the usual promenade of Ecuadorians and tourists.
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  • August 11, 2017
    The malecon 2000 has something for everyone in a amusement park sort of way. There are rides, boat tours, malls and food all along the Guayas river. My son tried some riding inside a giant inflatable ...  more »
  • August 9, 2017
    On the weekend, we have witnessed how young and hilarious old on the Malecon. Not just for the adults can have fun, even for the children, there are lots of ways to play. You can observe the life and doings, visit a restaurant, just stroll...
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  • June 17, 2017
    It's a pretty walk with a very nice tropical garden near the middle. It's very clean and safe compared to some other parts of Guayaquil. The food options were pretty minimal and I wasn't able to find anything that really caught my eye. There is a cinema near the northern part of malecon - overall a pretty nice water front walk that is pleasant and clean. No interesting shipping either.
  • August 1, 2017
    Walk along the river under the shade of the trees. Especially good on a hot day. Safe with lots of security guards. Restaurants and some shops.
  • June 15, 2017
    This is a fun place to walk in Guayaquil, fairly clean and safe compared to other parts of the city. Nice restaurants. We also took a tour of a pirate ship with a quick bite to eat.
  • June 17, 2017
    Awesome place in Guayaquil, it has it all. From malls to restaurants! The best of Guayaquil to hang around and for dates :)
  • June 20, 2017
    It's a typical place to visit in Guayaquil for tourism and recreation. It has several restaurants and places to have fun like the boats that travel around the river as well as a party boat - chiva!

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Guayaquil's sprawling layout means its center isn't strictly defined, with accommodations spread throughout several neighborhoods. To enjoy the most iconic Guayaquil setting, stay in the riverside neighborhood of Las Penas. For easy access to public parks and some of the best attractions in Guayaquil, stay in the bustling district of La Bahia. If you want a more suburban experience, look farther north to the neighborhood of Simon Bolivar.
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