Your Guide to Guayaquil, Ecuador
Ecuador’s largest city and main port, Guayaquil, is known for its proximity to the beaches that face the Pacific Ocean and the Galapagos Islands. Its streets are lined with colorful houses, impressive architecture and historical monuments such as the Hemiciclo de la Rotonda. On the main avenue of this beautiful city you will find the Oro Verde Hotel Guayaquil. We invite you to discover the best of Guayaquil with our support guide.
HEMICICLO DE LA ROTONDA (1.4 KM)
Also known as La Rotonda, this monument is located at the beginning of 9 de Octubre Avenue from the Malecón. The Malecón commemorates the only meeting between the liberators Simón Bolivar and San Martin, which took place on July 26, 1822 during Ecuador's first battle for independence from Spain.
CERRO SANTA ANA (2.9 KM)
The hill on which the city was founded for the first time. It offers fantastic views of the city and its surroundings. There are 444 stairs to reach the Santa Ana chapel and the viewpoint.
MALECÓN 2000 (1.6 km)
This must-see visitor stop features vibrant gardens, historical statues and monuments, museums, games, and even a movie theater. You will also find local vendors along the streets and food courts where you will find everything from local Ecuadorian to Italian and Chinese cuisine.
LAS PEÑAS (2.9 KM)
Located at the foot of Cerro Santa Ana, this neighborhood offers colorful and historic houses, has cafes, bars and restaurants, ideal for lunch and nightlife.
PARQUE DE LAS IGUANAS (1.5 KM)
Get up close to iguanas in this unique park. Iguanas are loose and interact with people, they can even get on you if you are sitting in the same place for a long time.
MALECÓN DEL SALADO (1 KM)
Escape from the city center and take a walk along this intimate Malecón. The linear park has paths, squares and green spaces and is the gateway to Urdesa, one of the most popular places in Guayaquil for its restaurants.