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. Add Parque Historico Guayaquil and other attractions to your Guayaquil trip itinerary using our Guayaquil tour planning website .
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  • The Park is an excellent choice to spend a Sunday. The Park is well maintained with different species of animals (deers, parrots, lizards, etc) in a very pleasant tour. The historic area buildings are interesting and are the result of a great effort for the conservation of the architecture of the old Guayaquil. In addition the shows live rescue values and local traditions which enjoy children and adults alike. Very special is the presentation of Fortunato and Vicenta, great artists, accompanied by musicians and dancers. Well worth to spend all day in this place and make a good contribution since the park relies on voluntary donations.
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  • It is a place to get out of the routine of the city without having to go that far. It is the part of the Zoo which is very diverse but before they had more animals no longer attractive. The part of old houses is beautiful with the view of the river. The montubio show is fun and teaches us to our roots. Also has food kiosks that are very fresh and varied
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  • A nice place to stroll in family, children have fun, you can see the original mangrove and the construction of houses of the time. There is a presentation of folckor. Finally a place to spend a very pleasant and relaxed time.
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  • We read review on this and we expected something better. All the shops were closed and we had to get permission to go round the zoo which was reasonably interesting. Check that it is open before you go
  • Absolutely nice place. A lot of history in a single visit. Love it and I strongly recommend visiting it.
  • 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!
  • It's a beautiful parque to see nature and animals, very kid friendly, and well maintained !!

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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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