Guayaquil known as the Pacific Pearl had been going through a tremendous renewal process, this face lift that this city had done for the past 12 years has opened new tourist opportunities for the wide and beautiful harbour along the Guayas river, unique in Latin America, this harbour was designed by the Oxford University of London and an investment of over USD/. 800 million dollars was taking place and now is on the TOP 10 hot.
The Malecon 2000 promenade is the well-known 3km walking experience along the river, which takes in Palacio de Cristal, the Hemiciclo de La Rotonda monument, and there is also access to the Botanical Gardens from the promenade too. At the end of Malecon you will find 444 numbered steps towards the Faro where at Cerro Santa and Las Penas you will find great views over the city.
Las Penas is an interesting district where the wooden houses have not bee destroyed by fire and is a great place to see old colonial Guayaquil.
Flights to Guayaquil with Avianca
The new José Joaquín de Olmedo International Airport, elected as best South American Airport, is located near the city centre and is next to the bus terminal. If you are planning to visit the Galapagos Islands, Guayaquil is the cheapest place to take a flight from.
Avianca is operating flights to Guayaquil and Bogota.