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[South America Travel] Ecuador: Guayaquil

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Guayaquil is Ecuador’s largest and most developed city. It is also the largest port city and is developing as a port city. Guayaquil has a warm climate all year round and is a very comfortable area. Today, tourism is very developed and it is a place visited by many tourists. European culture is strongly permeated, and European-style buildings are lined up. Guayaquil is larger and more enjoyable than the capital city of Quito.

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Location

Guayaquil is a port city located in the western part of Ecuador.

History

Guayaquil was originally the land where the indigenous peoples lived. In the Middle Ages, when the Spaniards landed on the New World, the town was conquered. The town was built in 1538. In the 1600s, they were often attacked by British pirates. In 1820 Ecuador broke out in the Revolutionary War, defeating Spain and gaining independence.

Climate

Guayaquil has a very warm climate, with temperatures ranging from 20 ° C to 37 ° C throughout the year.

Language

The official language of Ecuador is Spanish. Other Quechua and indigenous languages are used.

Security

Guayaquil is known as the most insecure city in Ecuador. Avoid going out as it is an area where violent crimes occur frequently at night. There are also many robbers aimed at tourists.

Race

In Ecuador, Mestizo accounts for about 70%. Others include whites and blacks.

industry

Guayaquil has a very strong tourism industry. Being the most developed city in Ecuador, it is the center of commerce and manufacturing.

religion

Catholics make up 80% of Ecuador. There are also Protestants and Muslims.

currency

Ecuador uses US dollars.

Sightseeing spot 1 : Malecon 2000

 It is also a place of relaxation for the locals, and many children are walking around. The promenade is lined with battleships, amusement parks, ferris wheels, and various monuments. It’s a very safe place.

Sightseeing spot 2 : Parque Seminario

Seminario Park looks like just a park, but there are a lot of iguanas inhabiting the park. It is called the Iguana Park and you can touch the iguanas.

Sightseeing spot 3 : Parque Histórico Guayakir

Guayakir Historical Park has a wildlife area, an urban building area and a traditional area. You can enjoy the unique charm of Guayaquil in each area.

Sightseeing spot 4 : Cerro Santa Ana

Santa Anna Hill can be reached by climbing 444 steps. There is a square overlooking Guayaquil at 360 ° C and a church.

Sightseeing spot 5 : Iglesia San Francisco

The Church of San Francisco is a Catholic church. It is a typical Catholic church. About 80% of people in Ecuador are Catholics.

Sightseeing spot 6 : Isla Santay

Beautiful nature is the biggest attraction on Santai Island. Many people enjoy hiking, jogging, and biking.

Sightseeing spot 7 : Hacienda la Danesa

At Danesa Ranch, you can enjoy walking, horseback riding, and interacting with small animals. There are also tours around the cocoa plantation.

Sightseeing spot 8 : Torre Morisca

The Moore clock tower is a historic clock tower. Built in the 18th century, it has notified the city of Guayaquil of the time. You can go up the stairs to the top.

Sightseeing spot 9 : Hemiciclo de La Rotonda

It is in the middle of Malecon 2000. There is a magnificent semi-circular building with a flag. The statue commemorates the two heroes of the liberation of South America having a meeting here.

Hotel

Guayaquil has plenty of accommodation. The nearest airport is Jose Joaquin de Olmade International Airport. Tickets and accommodations can be booked from the link below. It also supports other languages.

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