Guayaquil is Ecuador's largest city and seaport on the country's Pacific coast. Previously considered an unattractive, smelly city and excluded from most tourist itineraries, Guayaquil has received an impressive face-lift from recent municipal administrations.

In addition to a series of public works, the Malecon 2000 is a safe, pleasant 2.5-mi/4-km promenade along the banks of the Guayas River offering a variety of gardens, restaurants, recreational areas, monuments, shops, museums and an IMAX cinema. Live concerts and theatrical events are offered frequently at Malecon 2000 May-October.

Although Guayaquil is the economic capital of Ecuador, there is glaring poverty in many sections of the city, in contrast to the modern buildings and luxurious neighborhoods. Nevertheless, with its Caribbean flavor, Guayaquil is upbeat and intent on developing its potential as a major tourist attraction.

Request Full Destination Guide

To request access to the full version of this destination guide, please provide your email address below. Your email address will only be used for verification purposes and will not be used for marketing purposes.

Email Address  

  Copyright ©2012 Northstar Travel Media LLC. All Rights Reserved.
  Your Travel Specialist
  Sea Sun & Tee Travel, LLC

2000 NE 59th Court
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33308
  CA 2099900, FL ST14303, IA 936, NV 2005-0012, WA 602904620