Guayaquil – The Pearl of the Pacific

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Guayaquil, a city located in the Gulf of Guayaquil, with a larger feature on the coast of South America, on the banks of the Guayas River, is the largest of the Pacific coast of the Americas.

Surrounded by hills and stretches of water, its natural beauty and tropical dry forest make it one of the world’s best destinations for ecotourism, especially for birders. Within the same city, in its parks and gardens, especially in the Malecon, on the banks of the River, there are over 150 varieties of birds, many of them endemic, that is unique in the world.

Malecón 2000, the biggest achievement of urban regeneration of the city covering several kilometers, which include, shopping center, craft center, restaurants, cinema, museum, botanical park, river tours, games for children and adults

Guayaquil City privileged to be at sea level, with its mild tropical climate all year, is known as a destination light, where you can travel light luggage and no tie or jacket is required in restaurants or places of sightseeing. As an excellent shopping destination, your luggage may return items carved from balsa wood, tagua (vegetable ivory), ceramics, textiles and jewelry, as well as a variety of works of art pictures and paintings.

Glass monument to the thousands of people who contributed to the construction of the majestic Malecon 2000

Climate:
The best time to visit Guayaquil: May to December dry and warm weather.

January to April: rainy, charm for those who enjoy the abundance of the tropics, with a warmer climate. It’s beach season, which enjoys the best beach and sea charms.

Guayaquil is History:
In and around Guayaquil stood the oldest culture of the Americas, the Valdivia culture, which dates from 3900 years BC, with the first records of ceramics and peoples, and the wonder of its sailors and traders carrying their rafts up to 10 tons of goods, using technology that allowed multiple rudders sail against the current trade from Tierra del Fuego, to the south, to the Aztec empire in Mexico.

The collection of archaeological objects can be observed in all the museums of the city to be, this collection, the largest of its kind in Latin America, as well as pieces of gold.

Guayaquil combines nearly 500 years of history (reflected in its colonial neighborhood of Peñas and Cerro Santa Ana), with its gazebo, chapel and lighthouse, where you can have a vision of 360 degrees throughout the city, its rivers, hills and stretches of water.

The imposing Guayas River, bathing the city from south to north, along with the salt marshes

Cuisine:

Guayaquil is a great cultures of Ecuador and the world, reflected in the variety of restaurants and bars, which combines the richness of its sea products (lobsters, shrimps, crabs) with all the delights of the land, between These exotic tropical fruits.

Guayaquil, safe city for tourists:
Among the major programs for urban regeneration that leads the Municipality of Guayaquil, is the so-called security.

This program covers all the tourist areas of Guayaquil, with the Metropolitan Police of the City, in addition to the protection provided by the National Police. Have installed more than 100 television cameras monitoring 24 hours a day at strategic locations and different security forces are transmitted by radio, therefore, covers any tourist to visit the protected areas: museums, gardens and Parks in the City Center Renovated, Santa Ana and Cerro Mirador, Malecón 2000 (3 km of road along the river, with museums, shopping malls, restaurants, gardens, etc.).. In the rest of the city should take precautions like any other major city in the world.

Folk Art in Guayaquil:
In all steps of their high walls and many of the facades of the buildings where works of art look, which in turn makes it unique in its originality.

Guayaquil is sports, is one of the 20 biggest soccer stadiums in the world (85,000 spectators), excellent golf courses, tennis and all sports in the sea its wonderful beaches located one hour away from the city. Has 10 world records in sports fishing, great beaches for surfing (Montañita) and other sea sports.

The historic October 9 Avenue divides the city into north and south and connects the Estero Salado with the Guayas

Fun:
Guayaquil is the joy of their nights in casinos, bars and nightclubs and this is the ideal setting for the facilities as a city of fairs, congresses and conventions.

Recinto Ferial de Durán, Expo Square, its facilities are luxury hotels, theaters and Civic Art Center, and different conference halls offer facilities from 500 to 3500 people.

Shopping in Guayaquil:
It has more than 15 modern shopping centers, in addition to the popular markets where products from all over the world, thanks to the combination of port and airport intercontinental operable 24 hours, 365 days a year.

Guayaquil is a city that offers more in its urban beauty and nature. It is the gateway and port of Ecuador, and password to visit the Galapagos, so the city itself holds all the magic of the South Pacific.

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