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The Best Things to Do in Guayaquil

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Things to do in Guayaquil

Las Penas , Guayaquil
Climb the iconic steps of Las Penas and admire the patchwork of color surrounding you. Typified by its multicolored houses, the neighborhood
Tours from $18
Historic Walking Area
Get a glimpse into how the city looked a century ago at Guayaquil Historical Park, where you can also get to know local traditions, rural cus
Tours from $60
Cerro Santa Ana , Guayaquil
Dotted with brightly painted homes, cafes, art galleries, and craft shops, Cerro Santa Ana owes its name to a legendary Spanish treasure hunt
Tours from $8
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Duration: 7 hours
This is a great combination for a 7-hour day trip of Guayaquil. In this private tour, travelers get to see the countryside of Ecuador and check out the city of Guayaquil in the same day. From 10am to 2pm you will visit a Cocoa farm and the countryside to learn and make chocolate, after you'll visit the highlights of downtown Guayaquil. Tour includes hotel pickup and drop off with a driver/guide and transportation in a private vehicle.
Book on Viator from $154
Pier / Boardwalk
Malecon 2000 , Guayaquil
A model of urban regeneration, Malecon 2000 provides a wide range of attractions and entertainment options along the Guayas River. Once littl
Tours from $8
El Faro de Guayaquil , Guayaquil
Tours from $70

Recommended Guayaquil tours


Piers & Boardwalks · Gardens · Historic Walking Areas
Hills dotted with colorful houses and waterfront promenades typify Guayaquil, Ecuador's largest city and commercial center. Founded by Spanish colonialists on the site of a preexisting indigenous settlement, the city of nearly 2.7 million people serves as Ecuador's heart in every sense except the political one. A blend of skyscrapers, traditional buildings, and hillside shantytowns reflects the area's diverse mix of inhabitants and make for rewarding tours of Guayaquil. Recent restoration efforts and the development of a thriving arts scene have helped Guayaquil tourism continue to grow. Plan your tour of Guayaquil and Ecuador travel itinerary using our Ecuador travel route tool.

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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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