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Parque Historico Guayaquil, Guayaquil

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Get a glimpse into how the city looked a century ago at Parque Historico Guayaquil, where you can also get to know local traditions, rural customs, and native wildlife. Stroll along elevated pathways through banana plants, a dry tropical forest, and mangrove trees, and observe birds, reptiles, and other animals in their natural habitat. See old farming tools and learn about the life of farmers who worked the rice fields, coffee, cocoa, and banana plantations during the "cocoa boom." The courtyard of a restored hacienda serves a stage where costumed characters play out the 19th-century routines of daily life. Taste some of the traditional dishes at an old-fashioned bakery. Use our Guayaquil trip builder to visit Parque Historico Guayaquil on your trip to Guayaquil, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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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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  • You don´t need more information to know where this photo was taken. For me, it´s one the most beautiful place here in Guayas and always I will recommend it. Thanks to a special person who asked me “wh...  more »
  • The historical park was built in 1997 on the banks of the Guayas River as a theme park of 8 hectares with educational, cultural, environmental, recreational and tourist purposes. It is aimed to exhibi...  more »
  • The Central Bank of Ecuador built it in 1997 on the banks of the Guayas River as a theme park of 8 hectares with educational, cultural, environmental, recreational and tourist purposes. Its objective ...  more »
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  • Free entry. Beautiful macaws. Cute otter and many more animals. Beautiful green pathways and lots of small crabs can be seen under the wooden path. Must see zoo.
  • Nice little zoo and some great historic buildings. Enjoyed a lot!
  • I just recently travel to Guayaquil Ecuador and I was amazed by this park and the whole city. Guayaquil have a lot of beautiful places to visit and their gastronomy is excellent.
  • Loved it. A nice place for enjoying nature.
  • This place was great and FREE! The staff and great, they even put our bags in the office to keep them safe. Did I mention that some of them speak English. The zoo part was the best. The animals are not confined to cages. You have to stay on the path but the birds are usually close enough for you to get a close look.