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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  • It’s a must visit if you want to see what the Old Guayaquil looked like 100 years ago. These old wooden houses were saved from fires and stored for decades, before mounted back in a similar scenario. ...  more »
  • The historic park in Samborondón in a place where you can see native flora and fauna of the coast of Ecuador, are confinement with architecture from the beginning of the 20th century, in the boom of the Ecuadorian cacao. A place to enjoy at any age and at any time of the year. Admission is free, this careful and very well maintained. A relaxing walk where you can take beautiful photographs.
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  • This site contains some of the aftershocks more compelling houses and pavilions of the Guayaquil old, showing French influences of the time of great cocoa, Lebanese culture and new farmers of mid-19th century.
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  • 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 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.
  • A well maintained ecological park, more like a zoo with less frivolous and artificial additions. Travellers from big and crowded cities would definitely enjoy this.
  • Good place for an evening walk. Quiet and with many trees and plants. 5 star hotel and excellent restaurant.
  • 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

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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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