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Guayaquil, Ecuador Tourism

Hotel Palace Guayaquil is perfectly located in the heart of Guayaquil, Ecuador’s largest city, as well as its main port. Although it was once considered a business destination for the most part, Guayaquil has recently become a center for tourism in Ecuador. Enjoy the region’s beautiful dry season by exploring the sights and attractions of Guayaquil. Also, Puerto Maritimo, the main seaport, is an active shipping center, but it’s the base for visitors to the Galapagos Islands as well. There are many exciting places to explore in this dynamic area. If you’re interested in sampling Guayaquil’s best nightlife, head to La Puntilla - Samborondón.

When planning your trip, please consult the following resources:

Additional Guayaquil Tourism Information

Aeropuerto José Joaquín de Olmedo
International Airport of Guayaquil

Municipalidad de Guayaquil
Oficial site of Municipalidad de Guayaquil

Información Centro de Convenciones 
Place where you can attend exhibitions, seminars, conferences and congresses

Terminal Terrestre 
Primary bus terminal of Guayaquil

Taxi oficial del aeropuerto 
Staff with experience in reception and transportation of domestic and foreign users from the airport to their final destinations and lodging

Eventos Ecuador 
First guide to events in Ecuador

Museo Antropológico y de Arte Contemporáneo
Museum, Library, Archives and Documentation Center

Archivo Histórico de Guayaquil 
Institution for research, analysis and study of related and socio-historical memory of the province of Guayas and the Coastal Region

Recorre Ecuador 
Traveling through Ecuador's guide

Malecón 2000 
Official Site of the urban regeneration project. Provides information about cultural and economic events

Museos Ecuador

Visita Guayaquil 
Website information on Guayaquil

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  • La Perla

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    La Perla is a watchtower that measures 57 meters in height, equivalent to an 18-storey building, and is considered the largest wheel in South America. It is located in the North zone of the Malecón 2000. The route lasts 12 minutes approximately. Ticket costs are $ 3.50, Monday through Friday and $ 5.00 Saturdays and Sundays.

    La Perla is a watchtower that measures 57 meters in height, equivalent to an 18-storey building, and is considered the largest wheel in South America. It is located in the North zone of the Malecón 2000. The route lasts 12 minutes approximately. Ticket costs are $ 3.50, Monday through Friday and $ 5.00 Saturdays and Sundays.

  • Malecon 2000

    Malecon 2000

    It is the main attraction of the city. Malecon 2000 is located at the foot of the Guayas and has a length of 2.5km where you can enojoy the sights of the Historic monuments of the city , fountains, museums, gardens and a wide variety of restaurants and bars.

    It is the main attraction of the city. Malecon 2000 is located at the foot of the Guayas and has a length of 2.5km where you can enojoy the sights of the Historic monuments of the city , fountains, museums, gardens and a wide variety of restaurants and bars.

  • Barrio Las Peñas Distance:1.8 kilometersfrom Hotel

    Las Penas

    Amidst historic houses and cobblestone avenues from the 16th century, Guayaquil’s oldest neighborhood offers inviting restaurants, nightclubs and cafés. Plus, you’ll want to visit the Plaza Colon, a fort whose cannons protected the city from pirate raids. 

    Amidst historic houses and cobblestone avenues from the 16th century, Guayaquil’s oldest neighborhood offers inviting restaurants, nightclubs and cafés. Plus, you’ll want to visit the Plaza Colon, a fort whose cannons protected the city from pirate raids. 

  • La Catedral Distance:300 metersfrom Hotel

    Catedral

    Constructed in the mid 1500s out of wood, the Catedral stands today as a magnificent example of neo-Gothic splendor with beautiful windows and a massive marble altar.

    Constructed in the mid 1500s out of wood, the Catedral stands today as a magnificent example of neo-Gothic splendor with beautiful windows and a massive marble altar.

  • Isla Santay Distance:3.1 kilometersfrom Hotel

    Santay

    Isla Santay is located 800 meters from Guayaquil and it is considered a Protected Area. Visitors may access the Island via a footbridge. The ride to the Island can be enjoyed through activities such as cycling or walking while a wide variety of flora and fauna is observed.

    Isla Santay is located 800 meters from Guayaquil and it is considered a Protected Area. Visitors may access the Island via a footbridge. The ride to the Island can be enjoyed through activities such as cycling or walking while a wide variety of flora and fauna is observed.

  • Museo Nahim Isaias Distance:240 metersfrom Hotel

    Museo

    Philanthropist and collector Nahim Isaias Barquet donated his private collection, over 2,500 paintings, sculptures and artifacts from Guayaquil’s pre-Hispanic era to the Colonial era, to this museum. It’s located in the Plaza de Administración building.

    Philanthropist and collector Nahim Isaias Barquet donated his private collection, over 2,500 paintings, sculptures and artifacts from Guayaquil’s pre-Hispanic era to the Colonial era, to this museum. It’s located in the Plaza de Administración building.

  • Museo Municipal Distance:400 metersfrom Hotel

    Museo Municipal

    Visit Museo Municipal to learn about Guayaquil’s origins as an Amazonian community and its fight for independence during the colonial era. You’ll also find exhibits exploring Guayaquil’s culture and heritage in the 19th and 20th centuries.

    Visit Museo Municipal to learn about Guayaquil’s origins as an Amazonian community and its fight for independence during the colonial era. You’ll also find exhibits exploring Guayaquil’s culture and heritage in the 19th and 20th centuries.

  • Parque de las Iguanas Distance:200 metersfrom Hotel

    Iguanas

    It’s not uncommon to spot five-foot iguanas begging for mango slices from visitors. Other attractions include a Japanese-style koi pond and a statue of Simón Bolívar in the middle of the park. The park is just two block from the hotel.

    It’s not uncommon to spot five-foot iguanas begging for mango slices from visitors. Other attractions include a Japanese-style koi pond and a statue of Simón Bolívar in the middle of the park. The park is just two block from the hotel.

  • Parque Centenario Distance:600 metersfrom Hotel

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    This four-block park is the largest in the city. In addition to grassy areas and gardens, the park features fountains and dozens of statues of heroes and notable figures from throughout Ecuador’s history. 

    This four-block park is the largest in the city. In addition to grassy areas and gardens, the park features fountains and dozens of statues of heroes and notable figures from throughout Ecuador’s history. 

  • Parque Histórico Distance:9.3 kilometersfrom Hotel

    Parque Histórico

    This downtown park is divided into three unique areas. The first one is called the Traditions Zone, which showcases authentic Ecuadorian culture, crafts and heritage. Then there’s the Endangered Wildlife Zone, which is home to birds, mammals and reptiles. Finally, check out the Urban Architecture Zone, which offers a glimpse at Guayaquil’s architecture and urban development in the early 1900s.

    This downtown park is divided into three unique areas. The first one is called the Traditions Zone, which showcases authentic Ecuadorian culture, crafts and heritage. Then there’s the Endangered Wildlife Zone, which is home to birds, mammals and reptiles. Finally, check out the Urban Architecture Zone, which offers a glimpse at Guayaquil’s architecture and urban development in the early 1900s.

Barrio Las Peñas

Distance: 1.8 kilometers from Hotel
Activities at Hotel Palace Guayaquil Guayaquil Ecuador

Amidst historic houses and cobblestone avenues from the 16th century, Guayaquil’s oldest neighborhood offers inviting restaurants, nightclubs and cafés. Plus, you’ll want to visit the Plaza Colon, a fort whose cannons protected the city from pirate raids. 

Parque de las Iguanas

Distance: 200 meters from Hotel
Iguanas

It’s not uncommon to spot five-foot iguanas begging for mango slices from visitors. Other attractions include a Japanese-style koi pond and a statue of Simón Bolívar in the middle of the park. The park is just two block from the hotel.

La Catedral

Distance: 300 meters from Hotel
Catedral

Constructed in the mid 1500s out of wood, the Catedral stands today as a magnificent example of neo-Gothic splendor with beautiful windows and a massive marble altar.

Parque Centenario

Distance: 600 meters from Hotel
Parque Centenario

This four-block park is the largest in the city. In addition to grassy areas and gardens, the park features fountains and dozens of statues of heroes and notable figures from throughout Ecuador’s history. 

Museo Nahim Isaias

Distance: 240 meters from Hotel
Museo

Philanthropist and collector Nahim Isaias Barquet donated his private collection, over 2,500 paintings, sculptures and artifacts from Guayaquil’s pre-Hispanic era to the Colonial era, to this museum. It’s located in the Plaza de Administración building.

Museo Municipal

Distance: 400 meters from Hotel
Museo Municipal

Visit Museo Municipal to learn about Guayaquil’s origins as an Amazonian community and its fight for independence during the colonial era. You’ll also find exhibits exploring Guayaquil’s culture and heritage in the 19th and 20th centuries.

Parque Histórico

Distance: 9.3 kilometers from Hotel
Parque Histórico

This downtown park is divided into three unique areas. The first one is called the Traditions Zone, which showcases authentic Ecuadorian culture, crafts and heritage. Then there’s the Endangered Wildlife Zone, which is home to birds, mammals and reptiles. Finally, check out the Urban Architecture Zone, which offers a glimpse at Guayaquil’s architecture and urban development in the early 1900s.

Hotel Palace Guayaquil

Chile 214 y Luque,
Guayaquil,
090110, Ecuador

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