Best Things To Do in Guayaquil, Ecuador

Have you ever visited a new place and felt ‘wow’ about it? For many visitors, it happens at Guayaquil.

Guayaquil may not be as popular as other cities in Ecuador, but don’t let that fool you. Guayaquil is a smaller but beautiful upcoming tourist destination that is worth a visit. You will be surprised by some of the unique things to do and places you can explore at this hidden destination.

You can definitely plan a few hours of a side trip here while traveling to Riobamba. You might wish to revisit it someday again, to take a break and relax at Guayaquil.

If you have plans to visit Ecuador and are not sure if Guayaquil should be included in your itinerary, keep reading. In this list, we have put together some of the things to do in Guayaquil and around. We have a hunch that if you include this city in your travel plans, you will be thrilled you did so.

Tourist Attractions in Guayaquil

Here is the list of things to do in Guayaquil and tourist attractions in city.

  1. Malecon Simon Bolivar

    Address: Malecón Simón Bolívar Guayaquil Ecuador

    this is the highlight of Guayaquil, featuring parks, lakes, shopping centers and several restaurants. The Malecon Lake is a great place to relax with its scenic beauty and pleasant atmosphere.  The boardwalk situated nearby displays mingling of nature with modern development, reflecting the progress of this young city. 
  2. Santa Anna Hill Image

    View Point, Hill

    Address: Guayaquil, Ecuador

    The Santa Anna Hill standing sixty meters tall is undoubtedly one of the most scenic points to enjoy the sweeping panorama of the city. The confluence of Daule River and Babahoyo River can be distinctively seen from this vantage point. To your south, you will see the Guayas River flowing through the city and the commercial center looming within....Read more
  3. Las Penas

    Address: Guayaquil

    this area of the city is located at the foot of Santa Anna hill and is famous for its colonial architecture. The place has been destroyed several times but has been restored. The Numa Pompilio Llona Street has been built in honor of Ecuador’s fighters and displays the remains of war times. 
  4. Salinas

    Address: Guayaquil

    It is considered the best beach resort along the Pacific coastline, it is characterized by sandy bay arcs and numerous skyscrapers, apartments, restaurants, discos, museums, casinos and historical museums.  
  5. Malecon Shopping Centre

    Address: Guayaquil

    It is located at Malecon Simon Bolivar, this is a great place for all the stylish ones, offering footwear, clothing and accessories for people of all age groups, including jeans, cargos, sneakers, t-shorts, bathrobes and baby clothes. 
  6. Kennedy Mall

    Address: Av. Francisco de Orellana 796, Kennedy Norte, frente al WTC. La Paleta

    this is main centre for youths, offering several bars and discos. The Kennedy mall is undoubtedly the nightlife hub of the city. The Av 12 de Octubre is always teeming with people. 
  7. Caracol Azul

    Address: Guayaquil, Ecuador ...

    This French-Peruvian restaurant is famous for its delicious seafood. The dining room has been elegantly decorated and the service is top-notch, making it an ideal place for a romantic evening.
  8. Lo Nuestro

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    Lo Nuestro

    Address: Av. Estrada 903 and Higueras Guayaquil, Ecuador +593 4-238-6398

    The restaurant is equally famous for its interiors as well as its scrumptious menu. The place is a more than a century old mansion, with delectable seafood options and musicians making the atmosphere lively during the evenings.  
  9. Bosque Protector Cerro Blanco

    Outdoors, Nature

    Address: Guayaquil - Salinas Km 16, Guayaquil 30008, Ecuador

    The Bosque Protector Cerro Blanco is a nature reserve covering 6078 hectares with a rich biodiversity and facilities for outdoor activities like camping and hiking. It is one of the most well preserved and largest tropical dry forests in entire Ecuador. The park is home to over 216 bird species including a number of globally endangered, endemic ...Read more