Parque de las Iguanas, Guayaquil

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Pay attention as you walk through Parque de las Iguanas, or you might trip over one of the park's namesake lizards. The small square, once the main one in the city, gradually fell into disrepair over the years, until it was essentially taken over by a significant population of iguanas. Nowadays the large reptiles live in harmony with the humans who use the park, even deigning to pose for the occasional touristy photo. Don't worry if an iguana approaches you--it won't bite, and might climb up onto your leg if you're lucky. To visit Parque de las Iguanas on your holiday in Guayaquil, and find out what else Guayaquil has to offer, use our Guayaquil trip itinerary planner.
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  • August 15, 2017
    It is a 'national' attraction to rub at 1 meter these land iguanas who sit quietly in this park in the city center. May be visiting this park replaces one visit very costly to the Galapagos Islands! It's really a good time relaxing and fun to see the kids admire and play with these impassive iguanas and without danger.
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  • August 11, 2017
    If you have kids and visit Guayaquil this is worth it! You get real close to the iguanas. There are plenty of police and guard presence so it is fairly safe spot. You are not safe from iguana and pige...  more »
  • August 9, 2017
    It was my first contact with the animals of the Ecuador, see the iguanas is just a small sample of what you see in the Galapagos.
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