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. To visit Malecon 2000 and other attractions in Guayaquil, use our Guayaquil travel planner .
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  • This was a delight to do after a satisfying traditional ecuadorian meal with steak and fries. There were lots of family strolling and we felt very safe.  more »
  • A must in This city ,take a wide brimmed hat and plenty of sunscreen even when overcast . Leads to hill section and seaside restaurants .  more »
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Awesome place in Guayaquil, it has it all. From malls to restaurants! The best of Guayaquil to hang around and for dates :)
  • 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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