The pearl of the Pacific
Are you curious about Ecuador’s largest city? Book a flight to Guayaquil and stroll by the water on the renovated Malecón 2000 boulevard. Alternatively, climb to the top of Cerro Santa Ana and admire the amazing view of the city. Of course, Guayaquil is also a great place to start a trip to the Galapagos Islands.
Iguanas all around the cathedral
Las Peñas is the oldest and most charming part of Guayaquil. It’s a popular neighbourhood packed with colourful houses, restaurants, shops and cafes. Guayaquil cemetery is a fascinating place to visit for its impressive tombs and mausoleums. You can also admire the golden altar in the La Merced and San Francisco churches. Parque Seminario is also a great place to visit and it’s teeming with gigantic iguanas, but no need to worry, they’re all tame! Guayaquil is not only the ideal destination for a city trip, it’s also the perfect starting point for a longer vacation in Ecuador. Treat yourself: book a flight to Guayaquil now!
FFor many travellers, Guayaquil is the starting point for their trip to the Galapagos Islands. The Galapagos is a group of 19 large volcanic islands surrounded by 40 smaller islands. Here you can spot penguins, flamingos and rare iguanas, and enjoy diving which is an unforgettable experience. If you’d rather stay closer to the city, head to Isla Santay, a green island in the middle of a river near to Guayaquil. Here you’ll see crocodiles, racoons and more than 85 species of birds.
Flights to Guayaquil for a unique holiday
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For many, Guayaquil is the starting place of a trip to the Galápagos Islands, one of the most fascinating archipelagos in the world. The islands are home to unique iguanas, flamingos and penguins. Rare turtles, sharks and sea horses live in the local waters. Diving will be an unforgettable experience.
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Las Peñas is the oldest and most pleasant part of Guayaquil, the largest city in Ecuador. A popular neighbourhood packed with traditional colourful houses, restaurants, shops and cafés. It lies at the end of the famous Malecón 2000 boulevard, on the bank of the Río Guayas. Charming family-run restaurants fill the narrow paved streets. Home to many artists, the neighbourhood is a magnet for art lovers.
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