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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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Where to stay in Guayaquil

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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  • Malecon 2000 is beautiful, a lot to do for kids and families. There is a pirateship on wich you can lunch on and go for a sail around Guayaquil . They have a small movie theater that play family movie...  more »
  • The Malecon 2000 is a beautiful place, I visited IT with my family and I was able to enjoy its monuments, gardens, fountains, shopping mall and food court. This place is one of the attractions of Guay...  more »
  • Malecon del salado is one of the most beautiful places, named for being on the edge of the salty stero with an extension of 400 meters. It is distributed of two AREAS A& B, each with viewpoints to the...  more »
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  • 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.
  • Well kept area thats nice to stroll around on an afternoon. Lots of people are about doing the various activities and there are places to grab coffee and food.
  • Iconic landmark located right in the city center by the river, linked to Las Peñas and Puerto Santa Ana. It has large open areas with observation decks to the river, a Ferris wheel, an IMAX, museums, gardens, various sculptures and architectonic pieces, recreational areas, restaurants, shops,and underground parking, well maintained facilities.
  • Lo mejor de Guayaquil, excelente servicio The top of Guayaquil city, day n night sightseeing , everything you want in "Las peñas" beer , music , karaoke food and more than 4 miles if you love walk ( malecon 2000, guayaquil's first pier)
  • It is really well developed park and many things to do there like water sports, children play area, jogging track. You will enjoy lots there