Located on the west bank of the Guayas River, Santiago de Guayaquil is the second largest city in Ecuador and one of the two main connecting cities (along with Quito) from where you can travel to Galapagos Islands. Famous for its colorful streets and unique colonial architecture, the city founded in the 1530 was numerous times rebuilt following a series of devastating earthquakes and fires that took place over the years.
From spotting wild iguanas that seem to be everywhere, to strolling down the city’s beautiful promenade, the most popular budget-friendly attractions include: • Seminario (Iguana) Park • Malecon 2000 • Cerro Santa Ana • Guayaquil Lighthouse • Botanical Garden • Miniature Museum • Las Penas.
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