In this post, you’ll see 34 gorgeous Guayaquil photos – eye candy that just might make you want to book your trip to this popular Ecuador city.
34 Guayaquil Photos That Will Make You Book Your Trip to Ecuador
You may even want to book an extra day, before moving on to see the rest of the country. The weather in Guayaquil is significantly different from the Andes and Amazon regions.
To get started, here’s a video slideshow with all of the images.
Guayaquil Photo Slideshow
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34 Guayaquil Photos: Our Favorites (So Far)
To begin, here are a couple of photos of the Guayaquil Airport. It’s an attractive airport with gardens and fish ponds in the front.
Looks like the fish are used to being fed from this location.
You may have heard that Guayaquil is not the safest city to visit – and that’s true. Crime can be a problem. But some areas are pretty safe for tourists and those areas are highlighted in this post.
We recommend hiring a well reviewed travel company to take you to the following locations. Or at least asking at your hotel for a trusted taxi you can hire for the day.
Photos of Malecon 2000, Guayaquil
Let’s begin with photos of the Malecon 2000.
This boardwalk overlooks the Guayas River and is a very pleasant place to spend an afternoon. Among other things there are restaurants, an IMAX theater, a Museum of Anthropology, and large gardens to explore.
From the Malecon you can see the popular Santa Ana hill with its lighthouse and many colorful houses.
You can also get a great view of some beautiful city buildings from this area.
Photos of Iguana Park in Guayaquil Ecuador
Now we’ll see some photos of Iguana Park.
This park is actually called Parque Seminario and is a very popular tourist attraction. Its nickname is very fitting because there are iguanas everywhere. It’s definitely worth a visit, I’m glad we went!
Now let’s see some photos of the main attraction at Iguana park, the iguanas. They can be difficult to see up in the trees because they blend so well.
They’re easy to see in this next photo, they are not near the leaves, and there are only two of them.
In this next photo, things get a little tricker. They are higher up and and doing a better job of blending in. How many can you spot?
Here’s a little help. I found at least 11!
OK, now that we’ve played a little game of “spot the iguanas” let’s get back to the eye candy.
Guayaquil Ecuador Photos of Mall del Sol (and surrounding area)
Here are a few photos taken inside Mall del Sol. This is a large mall full of clothing and jewelry stores, a large grocery store, food court, and theater.
Now a few shots for coffee lovers. After all, a great cafe is an important factor in the travels of us coffee hounds, right!?
Sweet and Coffee was right next to our hotel, so we couldn’t resist sharing a few tempting photos of this as well.
And now some gorgeous shots of the city itself.
Photos of Guayaquil City, Ecuador
In the following photo you can see Santa Ana hill with its blue striped lighthouse (over to the left) and La Perla Ferris wheel (to the right) along the Malecon 2000.
This is the view from the lighthouse on Santa Ana hill.
The next shot is taken overlooking Malecon 2000.
In the following photos, you’ll see a close up of Santa Ana hill with the lighthouse painted white with blue stripes. And then a street view before the lighthouse was painted.
Here is one last shot looking down on the city.
Guayaquil Photos to Make You Book Your Trip
So, did these Guayaquil photos help you decided to book your trip? Or at least help narrow down your choices of what to see in Guayaquil?
We would love to hear about your travels to Guayaquil, please share your experiences by commenting on this post.