Guayaquil Tourism, Ecuador

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Guayaquil (pronounced: [ɡwaʝaˈkil]), officially Santiago de Guayaquil (English: St. James of Guayaquil) (pronounced: [sanˈtjaɣo ðe ɣwaʝaˈkil]), is the largest and the most populous city in Ecuador, with around 2.69 million people in the metropolitan area, as well as the nation's main port. The city is the capital of the Ecuadorian province of Guayas and the seat of the namesake canton. Guayaquil is located on the western bank of the Guayas River, which flows into the Pacific Ocean at the Gulf of Guayaquil.


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Facts and Stats for Guayaquil*

  • Pollution Statistics in Guayaquil

    Know the pollution level of Guayaquil before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 71.43 (High)
    • Water Pollution 78.13 (High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 65.63 (High)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 59.38 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 59.38 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 56.25 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 60.71 (High)
  • Guayaquil: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Guayaquil for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Guayaquil.

    • Burglary and Theft 60.71 (High)
    • Mugging and Robbery 74.07 (High)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 74.11 (High)
    • Corruption and Bribery 79.46 (High)
    • Car Stealing 58.93 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 70.54 (High)
    • Attacks 61.61 (High)
    • Drug offense 57.14 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 50.89 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during night 17.86 (Very Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 43.52 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 15.18 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 68.75 (High)
  • Living in Guayaquil - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Guayaquil is 97.04 (Moderate)

    • Safety Index 36.68 (Low)
    • Climate Index 88.44 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 77.46 (High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 37.2 (Moderate)
    • Cost of Living Index 47.91 (Low)
    • Health Care Index 55 (Moderate)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 12.64 (High)
    • Purchasing Power Index 37.21 (Very Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Guayaquil

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Guayaquil

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.15 USD
    • International Movie per seat 5.75 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 76.25 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 115 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 87.92 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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  • Ruta del sol Salinas Puerto del morro 2 dias
    Ruta del sol Salinas Puerto del morro 2 dias New on TripHobo

    Duration: 2 Days

    Ruta del sol salinas puerto el morro 2 days a nightDAY 1. Departure from Guayaquil to Puerto El Morro, to navigate the estuar...

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  • Guayaquil City Tour and Cocoa Route Half day tour
    Guayaquil City Tour and Cocoa Route Half day tour New on TripHobo

    Duration: 5 Hrs

    Tour around the city of Guayaquil and cocoa routeOur tour starts at 9 a.m. and we will visit a cocoa plantation in Valle Cere...

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  • Save 7% Morgan Pirate Ship Tour in the Guayas River
    Morgan Pirate Ship Tour in the Guayas River New on TripHobo

    Duration: 2 Hrs

    A river tour aboard a pirate ship in which you will visit emblematic places of our city such as: El Puerto Santa Ana, El Barr...

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  • Cocoa farm and Chocolate making!
    Cocoa farm and Chocolate making! New on TripHobo

    Duration: 4 Hrs

    This is a great tour for chocolate lovers and also for people who just want to check the countryside of Ecuador. We pick you ...

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