Guayaquil Adventure Tours
Interesting sites in Guayaquil include:
El Malecón 2000 – It is one of the most important civic-touristic-commercial centers of South America. It is the most complete and modern center of urban recreation of the country. With multiple green areas of entertainment and commercial service, it receives a significant number of visitors every day.
El Palacio Municipal – The Municipal Palace sits in front of the Malecón and holds the political offices of city and provincial officials. A building of the neoclassical style, it is considered one of the most important architectural works in the country.
Las Peñas Neighborhood – Located in the northeast corner of the city’s center, this neighborhood is home to many recognized artists. Many of the area’s 400-year-old houses have been converted into art galleries. A walk through this historic district gives one a glimpse into Guayaquil’s past.
Mercado Artesanal – This is the largest artisan market in the city. The market is housed in a 240-shop building that takes up the entire block of Baquerizo Avenue, between the streets Loja and Juan Montalvo. Its many vendors sell indigenous crafts, jewelry, and paintings.
Parque Centenario – Located on the street 9 de Octubre, between Lorenzo de Garaycoa and Quito, this is the largest park in downtown Guayaquil, occupying four city blocks. It is a favorite place to take refuge from the equatorial sun and enjoy the shade offered by the large trees planted liberally over the expanses of walkways and lawns.
Parque Seminario – Park Seminario, located on 10 de Agosto Avenue and Chile, is home to dozens of iguanas, some of which approach 5 feet in length. Every afternoon, workers bring fruit and vegetable scraps to lure the iguanas from the trees so that onlookers may watch them descend for a snack! Also in the park are a pond filled with colorful Japanese tilapia fish and a prominent statue of Simón Bolívar.