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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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TripAdvisor
  • A good experience with children and low cost. A good place, but you must avoid the months of rain by l high moisture.
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  • a full place, tien a zoo with animals in the area, walks for families, you can see so beautiful mangroves now destroyed by development
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  • On my visit to Guayaquil could have l chance to visit the historical Park, beautiful place with many details and the most beautiful old House and its decoration, congratulations to wing City Hall and thus management since they regenerated this historic and beautiful place marriages there are beautiful, I recommend visiting and take beautiful pictures
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  • 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.
  • Very nice place, helps you discover the best of the coastal flora and fauna. Free entrance unbelievably, animals kept in their habitat. Not cages. A MUST when in Guayaquil!!
  • A must see if you're in Samborondón! Beautiful animals, nice plants and lots of potential for the future (the hotel they're building should be nice!)
  • If you manage to visit this part of the peninsula, you must visit Parque Historico de Guayaquil. Besides the Malecon area, this would be another safe place to walk. The zoo is nearby and open during the day. You get to visit the leftover colonial type homes, very Caribbean flavor, this is also where the train and boats converged back in the nascent republican days.
  • Un lugar bonito para disfruta con la familia. A perfect place to spend a day with the family.