Guayaquil, in Guayas, is a city that about 2,000,000 people call home.
The national capital Quito is situated 170 miles (274 kilometers) northeast of Guayaquil, while Bogota is 620 miles (998 kilometers) to the northeast.
Guayaquil is renowned as a great destination if you love to shop so be sure to get your fix of retail therapy while you are here. Snap up a hot deal, indulge in quality fashion pieces or just enjoy people watching. Crystal Palace and San Marino are popular with locals and tourist alike for shopping and socializing. City Mall and Policentro are other bustling shopping centers.
Get active in the outdoors and experience the season’s colours by exploring a couple of the much-loved nature retreats in the area. Among the most-loved manicured parks and public gardens for those who appreciate nature are Centennial Park and the Seminary Park. Other great urban outdoor options in Guayaquil include Historic Park and the popular Santa Ana Hill.
If you love nature and wildlife, head to Malecon 2000 and Manglares Churute Ecological Reserve, two scenic places where visitors to Guayaquil like to visit to escape the city. Come to these great places and discover the biodiversity of the area before having lunch or a drink in the reserves’ pristine surrounds.
Guayaquil features some fine public spaces; San Francisco Square is one of the most-loved. Bring that someone special and switch your smartphone to silent, this square is the place to unwind for a precious hour or two.
The Nahim Isaias Museum is an inspiring escape for lovers of culture in Guayaquil. Enjoy the peace and quiet, ask the staff about the guided tours, pick up a souvenir at the gift shop or just enjoy the echoes of the past.
Even casual gardeners will appreciate Botanical Garden of Guayaquil, a horticultural gem in Guayaquil. Make the time to explore the wide range of plant species.
An iconic religious building, among the most popular of the many historic sites in this city, is the Guayaquil Metropolitan Cathedral. Visit the historic site to explore its past as well as to admire the architecture.
If you're vacationing in Guayaquil with children, discover a world of family fun at Barco Morgan. Pack your sense of fun and prepare for a day filled with laughter and unforgettable memories.