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Guayaquil Travel Tips
Guayaquil Travel Tips

For holidays are exploited to the fullest, and do a good Tourism in Guayaquil and in all of Ecuador, you should follow some safety tips to help you live good experiences. It is our priority to ensure the best conditions for your safety and comfort in lodging in Guayaquil Ecuador.

1 .- Before leaving, tell your bank that issued your credit card to travel outside the country of residence and to use your card at the international level to activate its international credit. Make a cash budget that will be used

2 .- Define a route plan. The plan should have information such as departure time, route out of town, where fueling stations, a highway used to reach your destination, times and places you plan to eat.

3 .- Try to travel during the day. You will probably find more traffic, however, is easier to manage with the light of day and receive help if needed.

All family members must use seat belts at all times. Children should sit in the back seat with the seatbelt.

Prepare all required travel documents such as license, registration certificate, insurance policy and a passport if traveling abroad.

4 .- Security (no waking temptations)

Put valuables in trunk or glove compartment.

In the unlikely event that a stranger demands your valuables, do not resist.

Only use ATMs in shops or malls and count your money in the car.

5 .- Follow the signs and speed limits.

Keep addresses and phone numbers of your destination addresses (hotels, friends and family) as well as emergency phones.

6 .- Other recommendations for the traveler.

Tips and Recommendations: What to bring with you when you visit our city: ·

° Goggles sunscreen
° Cap or Hat
° Shoes comfortable and / or sports
° Camera Photo
° Camera video Comfortable cloth lightweight cotton
° No need to bring jewelry
° All credit cards or ATM's are widely accepted
° The ATMs are connected to global networks for cash
° The legal currency in Ecuador is the U.S. dollar.
° The electricity in Ecuador is 110 v.

Guayaquil, a city located in the Gulf of Guayaquil, greater geographical feature in the South American coast, along the Guayas River, is the largest of the Pacific coast of the Americas.

Surrounded by stretches of sea and hills, natural beauty and tropical dry forest make it one of the world's best destinations for ecotourism, especially for bird watchers. Within the same city, in parks, gardens, especially on the Malecon, on the banks of the River, you can observe more than 150 varieties of birds, many of them endemic, that is unique in the world.

The Malecón 2000, the greatest achievement of urban regeneration in the city covering several kilometers, including, shopping center, craft center, restaurants, cinema, museum, botanical gardens, river tours, games for children and adults

Guayaquil, City privileged to be at sea level, with its mild tropical climate all year round, is what is known as a light target, ie, where you can travel light, as no tie or jacket required restaurants or places of sightseeing. As is an excellent shopping destination, your luggage may return to articles carved from balsa wood, tagua (vegetable ivory), ceramics, textiles and jewelry, as well as a variety of works of art in paintings and pictures .

Glass monument to the thousands of people who contributed to the construction of the majestic Malecon 2000

Guayaquil is History:

In Guayaquil and its surroundings are located the oldest cultures of the Americas, the Valdivia Culture dating to 3900 BC and have the first records of ceramics and towns, and the wonder of its sailors and traders carrying their rafts 10 MT of cargo, using multiple rudders technique that allowed them to sail against the current trading from Tierra del Fuego in the south to the Aztec empire in Mexico.

The collection of archaeological pieces can be seen in all the museums of the city to be, this collection, the largest of its kind in Latin America and the gold pieces.

Guayaquil combines nearly 500 years of history (as reflected in its colonial neighborhood of Las Peñas and Cerro Santa Ana) with gazebo, chapel and lighthouse, where you can have a 360-degree view of the entire City, its rivers, hills and arms of the sea.

The mighty river Guayas, bathing the city from south to north, along with the salt marshes

Guayaquil is a sum of cultures of Ecuador and the world, as reflected in the variety of restaurants and culinary offerings, combining the wealth of seafood (lobster, shrimp, crabs) with all the delights of the earth, among including exotic tropical fruits.

Guayaquil, safe city for tourists

Within the main urban regeneration program that takes the Municipality of Guayaquil, is the so-called More Security.

This program covers all the tourist areas of Guayaquil, with the Metropolitan Police of the City, in addition to the protection provided by the National Police. They have installed more than 100 television cameras monitored 24 hours a day, at strategic locations and the various security forces are communicated by radio, therefore, covers any tourist's visit to protected areas, museums, gardens and Parks, City Center Renovated, Santa Ana and Cerro Mirador, Malecón 2000 (3 km of road along the river, museums, shopping centers, restaurants, gardens, etc.). In the rest of the city should take the precautions of any other big city in the world.

Guayaquil is popular art

In all the murals of overpasses and in many of the facades of the buildings where works of art look, which in turn makes it unique in its originality.

Guayaquil is sports, is one of 20 football stadiums in the world (85,000 spectators), excellent golf courses, tennis and all water sports on its beautiful beaches located an hour away from the city. It has 10 world records in sports fishing, excellent surfing beaches (Montañita) and other water sports.