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34 Guayaquil Photos That Will Make You Book Your Trip to Ecuador

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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.

Guayaquil Photos

34 Guayaquil Photos That Will Make You Book Your Trip to Ecuador 

Are you landing in Guayaquil as a stopover on your way to the Galapagos or the Amazon?While in the city you might want to do a little sightseeing.

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.

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.


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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.

Guayaquil-photos-Malecon-2000 People at Malecon 200 Guayaquil Ecuador Monument at Malecon 2000 Guayaquil Ecuador Santa Ana Hill seen from Malecon 2000 Ecuador Gardens at Guayaquil Malecon 200 Ecuador On the boardwalk at Malecon 2000 Guayaquil Ecuador

You can also get a great view of some beautiful city buildings from this area.

View of Guayaquil and Guayas River from Malecon 2000 Beautiful building seen from Malecon 2000 in Guayaquil Ecuador

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!

Iguana Park Parque Seminario Guayaquil Ecuador fountain at Iguana Park Guayaquil Ecuador

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?

Iguanas in a tree at Iguana Park in Guayaquil

Here’s a little help. I found at least 11!

Finding Iguanas at Iguana Park Guayaquil Ecuador

OK, now that we’ve played a little game of “spot the iguanas” let’s get back to the eye candy.

Iguana Park in Guayaquil Ecuador Parque Seminario Iguana Park Guayaquil Ecuador Iguana-at Iguana Park Guayaquil Ecuador

Guayaquil Ecuador Photos of Mall del Sol (and surrounding area)

The following photos are of the area we stayed in, it’s near Mall del Sol. There are hotels on one side of the highway with a covered bridge connecting to the mall.

Near Mall del Sol Guayaquil Ecuador Hotels and other buildings near Mall del Sol Guayaquil Ecuador Outside eating area near Mall del Sol Guayaquil Ecuador

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.

Photo inside Mall del Sol Guayaquil Ecuador SUBWAY at Mall del Sol Guayaquil Ecuador Inside Mall del Sol Guayaquil Ecuador Photo of Mall del Sol Guayaquil Ecuador

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.

Outside Sweet and Coffee Guayaquil Ecuador Sweet and Coffee Guayaquil Ecuador treats-at-Sweet-and-Coffee-in-Guayaquil-Ecuador

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.

Photo of Guayaquil city Ecuador

This is the view from the lighthouse on Santa Ana hill.

Photo gallery of Guayaquil Ecuador

The next shot is taken overlooking Malecon 2000.

View from above of Malecon 2000 Guayaquil Ecuador

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.

Santa Ana Hill in Guayaquil Ecuador Street view of Santa Ana hill Guayaquil Ecuador

Here is one last shot looking down on the city.

Guayaquil Ecuador photo gallery

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?

34 Photos of Guayaquil Ecuador

Guayaquil Photo Slideshow

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We would love to hear about your travels to Guayaquil, please share your experiences by commenting on this post.

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Dena Haines is co-editor of GringosAbroad - Ecuador's largest blog for expats and travelers. She is a travel blogger and content marketer. She is also co-founder of ClickLikeThis (GoPro tutorial blog) and Storyteller Travel.

7 comments… add one
  • Sandra Kang Oct 8, 2018, 8:31 pm

    Thank you for sharing photos of Guayaquil! It really showcases the beauty of the city! I was an exchange student in Guayaquil and lived there for about 4-5 months. Even though Guayaquil seems to get a lot of hate, I love this city and miss it a lot (perhaps it’s because I love cities? haha). It’s very close to the beaches and it was really easy to travel to other cities in Ecuador from here.

    I recently visited Guayaquil, and I loved being back. I really love the food there ( I prefer food from the coast more), the people, and the city. I’m planning another trip to Guayaquil really soon. 🙂

  • Barbara Nov 19, 2017, 9:22 am

    We love Guayaquil and fly into the city every trip there. It’s also the closest big city to us where we will be living when we move to Pallatanga. It’s where we go to get all of our groceries that we can’t get at the market. Lots of improvements in just the past 5 years we have been traveling there.

    • Dena Haines Dec 19, 2017, 3:51 pm

      It’s a great city for shopping, that’s for sure!
      Thanks for commenting Barbara. 🙂

  • Dave Roberts Nov 4, 2017, 11:52 am

    Great info and wonderful photos, still pondering about moving

    • Dena Haines Dec 19, 2017, 3:59 pm

      Thanks Dave!
      Personally, I wouldn’t choose to live in Guayaquil. There are safer cities in Ecuador, you may want to consider a smaller city to move to. But it’s a great city to visit.

  • Rob Lamontagne Nov 2, 2017, 1:27 pm

    Brought back lots of memories of a wonderful visit there! thanks!

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