Antono JF De Sucre Antonio, Guayaquil, Ecuador
Malecon 2000 Guayaquil Reviews
Nice to walk along the Malecon 2000 Jul 19, 2009
Guayaquil doesn't offer many things to do or see, but the Malecon is an exception.
This long (2,5km) pier was built in the 2000 and is the perfect spot to get a nice view of the Guayas river.
We took a long walk along the whole malecon, starting at the Glass house, which used to be a market and now contents a handicraft market and ending at Las Peñas with the beautiful Cerro Sta. Ana and its stairs.
During the weekends the malecon is crowded by families and you could barely see where you are walking, but it's so peaceful and quiet during the weekdays.
Along the malecon you will find restaurants, a mall, parks and monuments you shouldn't miss like:
-Clock Tower: at 10 de Agosto St. You can climb and visit it.
-La Rotonda: at 9 de Octubre St. there you find a monument from the Bolivar and San Martin shaking hands. They were very important for South America Independence.
Guayaquil is usually very hot. It was good that it was cloudy when we were walking, so we could enjoy the walk. The Malecon is like a large park with entrances, so you can't go out of it at any street, you have to look for the right exits and entrances.
If you want to kill some time in Guayaquil, take a walk along the Malecon and enjoy the view of the river.
Part of the First time in Ecuador, but definitely not the last one :) travel blog
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