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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  • We had a great visit with a free guide (who spoke excellent English and who worked for the park). We strongly recommend visiting if you have 1 to 4 hours and are interested in endemic animals, plants ...  more »
  • Stayed at the adjacent hotel for a night. Spent the better part of the day visiting the park. Small zoo with great variety of animals, including a lot of beautiful tropical birds. Also special area fo...  more »
  • This huge park in the Amazon vegetation welcomes all animals from Ecuador. The spaces are large, very well maintained. The animals are many. The course is in the jungle, and lasts an hour and a half. Finally, a pontoon on the River, magnificent colonial mansions and a Museum of cocoa. A walk for everyone to do.
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  • This park is an absolutely amazing experience. Plus it's free! I loved seeing all the Ecuadorian animals and plants. There were even signs in English for people who don't understand Spanish. There is an area with food and drinks halfway through for people to cool down and refresh themselves. I definitely recommend going here. It's child friendly, free, and fun.
  • Adjacent to Hotel del Parque. A great park to spend the Sunday afternoon. Animals, walkways, playgrounds, ice cream booths, cultural showrooms, traditional buildings, train carriages etc etc. Loved it! We had a great visit with a free guide (who spoke excellent English and who worked for the park). We strongly recommend visiting if you have 1 to 4 hours and are interested in endemic animals, plants and how locals lived (both in the city and on a rural farm) in the past.
  • Lots of native animals to see including ocelots, monkeys, beautiful birds, and more. Beautiful native flowers and trees are throughout. They've also moved some colonial buildings here and are in the process of restoring. Fun to look around!
  • A good place to spend a morning or afternoon with your family. Park admission is free
  • A fun way to learn about the local flora and fauna, history of the region and the foundation of Guayaquil. The only downside is that it is a very long one way, so even if yo want to visit just the zoo part you have to walk through the rest of the park to exit.
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