Guayaquil is located on the banks of the Guayas River. This interesting city has witnessed a gradual change, rapidly emerging as the main international tourist destination in South America. It is the industrial capital of Ecuador , and has gone from being a small town to a place of international tourist interest.
During a vacation in the city you can do different activities such as walks along the river, visits to historical monuments and modern skyscrapers, etc. One of the essential places that you should visit almost obligatorily is Parque Seminario or also known as Parque de las Iguanas . As you may have already imagined, it is characterized by being a city park whose main inhabitants are iguanas.
It is allowed to give them pieces of fruit that you can also buy in one of the mobile stalls that you will find right there. A statue of Simón Bolívar on horseback is also a very important part of this curious park. If you are a great art lover, you should pay a visit to Las Peñas , the artistic center of Guayaquil. In the area you will find endless art galleries. Remember that you can buy everything you like by haggling over its price.
A climb to Cerro Santa Ana will leave you tired, but the trip is worth it. You will have to climb more than 400 steps that lead you to a watchtower from where you can enjoy impressive views of the city. In the center of the city you will find brightly colored houses and along with a wide selection of restaurants and cafes where you will enjoy authentic Ecuadorian cuisine.