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Things to do in Guayaquil

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
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“this is the first neighborhood of Guayaquil(400 years) and served as the artistic center of the city. You will see colorful architectural homes, restaurants, bars, shopping. This hill will take you to “el faro” at the top you can find beautiful views from “el malecón”, the center of Guayaquil and “las peñas”. ”
  • 54 locals recommend
Scenic Lookout
“boardwalk overlooking the “Guayas” river. There is a museum (museo antropológico), monuments and gardens. You can enjoy some dining and shopping as well. You can find he famous “Perla”, a ferries wheel with views of the malecón. (Malecon is about 1.5 miles or 2.5km long).”
  • 45 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Big shopping center, most relevant for the big supermarket in there. A short 5-8 min Uber ride there. ”
  • 33 locals recommend
Park
“This is a very popular place that is very close to the suite 5-10 minutes by car at most, the location is split between a zoo where you will be able to see various animals, and an area that shows how the old historic houses in Guayaquil looked like . You can also enjoy some lite snacks and refreshments if needed. ”
  • 44 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“It has a movie theater as well as a variety of dining places. e.g. Sports planet, Peruvian cuisine, Noe sushi bar, fast food, etc. ”
  • 27 locals recommend
Performing Arts Venue
“Las mejores obras teatrales, conciertos en vivo de jazz, blues, pop, rock , orquestas y shows de magia, stand up comedy etc”
  • 21 locals recommend
Scenic Lookout
“This is a nince vibrant area with restaurants, riverfront, young scene, very nice to hang out or eat in front of the river”
  • 26 locals recommend
Road
“Uno de los lugares más visitados en Guayaquil, a pocos pasos del departamento, puedes dar un paseo por el malecón y recorrerlo a orillas del río Guayas.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Policentro has a supermaxi inside and across the street and next to San Marino Mall there is also a Mi comisariato for any supermarket needs ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Welcome to Guaya-ami. this is in the rich neighborhood of Guayaquil Samborondon. Great international standard restaurants, highend shops, etc. ”
  • 15 locals recommend
Park
“Visit the famous Iguana Park in Guayaquil. Yes, it has tons of Iguanas. Don't feed them or touch them as they can bite. ”
  • 20 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“Very known breakfast spot for the famous Bolón. A typical delicacy from Ecuador made from Plantain. This is a very heavy and fatty breakfast so go prepared. But go.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Nature
“Linda vista, teatros, show de pileta con luces al aire libre. vista a la ciudad, paseos en bote. Juegos de entretenimientos, Zonas de exposicion de arte. Bares y Restaurantes.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“There are many restaurants to choose from, with lovely outdoor patios. The plaza itself is beautiful - I reccomend to go early in order to get good parking. My favorite place is the Crab Restaurant (La Pata gorda). El Corte Steakhouse is my husband option to go. We had cocktails at the Mexican place, and seafood from the Italian place, sitting at a table on the patio. The selection is nice and absolutely gorgeous retail and dining Area.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Comedy Club
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“this is a cozy place. They perform micro theater. short sketches of about 10 minutes each with a professional actors (locals and internationals). price per show $5 (average) **The shows are all spoken in spanish (with ecuadorean slang) the FOOD and DRINKS at this place is really nice. You can enjoy them at the patio which has an European style (made of pallets and other wooden stuffs) ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great place with nice views to the mangroves, music, many restaurants with diverse options. ”
  • 15 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“Great place with nice views to the mangroves, music, many restaurants with diverse options. ”
  • 15 locals recommend
Bar
“Para probar algunos de los platos típicos de la ciudad y/o tomar unos cócteles o una cerveza, justo a lado del departamento, a orillas del río Guayas.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“Especialistas en comida italiana, comida muy rica, cerca de las suites. / Specialists in Italian food, delicious food, close to the suites. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bar
“Puedes comer algo y despues se activa la fiesta. Es un poco caro pero vale la pena visitarlos. Ademas tiene una vista fenomenal”
  • 3 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“ideal para ver partidos de fútbol acompañado de alitas de pollo y una cerveza bien fría”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Este sitio es importante visitar ya que la comida es para chuparse los dedos, totalmente típica de nuestra tierra ecuatoriana, es una picantería de mariscos, donde podrás degustar el rico y típico encebollado, el rico encurtido de pescado, tienes asientos, Acceso para silla de ruedas, Sirve alcohol, Servicio de mesa, Comida para llevar, Asientos al aire libre, Televisión, música en vivo, y sobre todo es una lugar abierto donde siempre estarás fresco.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Comida típica ecuatoriana de primera. Restaurante de lujo. Si quieres comer comida ecuatoriana sin riesgos, este es el mejor lugar. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends

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