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Take a holiday to Ecuador, and experience a wonderful South American destination. Visit the most populated city of Guayaquil. The gateway to the Galapagos Islands, Guayaquil is a port city situated along the Guavas River and has a warm coastal climate. Take a stroll along the Simón Bolivar water promenade and see one of Guayaquil’s impressive monuments on the malecón, La Rotonda.

La Rotonda is an semi circular monument designed by Jose Antonio Homs, comprising of small fountains which are illuminated at night, La Rotonda represents the historic meeting between Bolivar and San Martin in 1822.  

In the north of Guayaquil is Las Peñas, one of the city’s first neighbourhoods. A Cultural Heritage of Ecuador, Las Peñas is a picturesque scene of colourful houses which were restored by the Municipality of Guayaquil. 

For unsurpassed views of Guayaquil, head to Santa Ana Hill, offering visitors 360 view angle of the city and its surrounding areas. Access the top of Santa Ana Hill through the Diego Noboa staircases, consisting of 444 stairs! As well as the beautiful landscape, visitors can also relax at a range of cafes, bars and restaurants in the area.

Guayaquil has a bohemian vibe where holidaymakers can enjoy the growing art scene and appreciate the vibrant history. For an insight into the culture of Guayaquil, visit Parque Historic Guayaquil which is free to visit. Enjoy the views of the wonderful flora and fauna of the park, learning about it’s history, wildlife and natural setting.

If you’re visiting the Galapagos Islands on your holiday to Ecuador, you will start off in Guayaquil. Make the most of your time here, there is something for everyone to enjoy.

For more information on visiting Guayaquil and a holiday to Ecuador, simply fill out an enquiry form and one of our travel experts will be happy to help.


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