Guayaquil, Guayas, Ecuador for City living with a great art scene

The largest city in Ecuador has more than 2 million Ecuadorians who all call Guayaquil home. It is also Ecuador’s most modern, home to it’s most innovative restaurants, high-end hotels, and the 9 de Octubre shoppng district. Visiting this capital of commerce would not be complete without taking a stroll through the historic Las Penas and Cerro Santa Ana neighborhoods. You can see I snapped a lot of photos of these areas as they are colorful and beautiful to see and photograph. There are reminiscent of old fishing villages, these areas have turned into popular areas of the art scene, and is where you can find trendy bars and art galleries.

Also, be sure to make a trip to Malecon 2000, an urban renewel project that has transformed the banks of the Rio Guayas River into a series of parks, ponds, playgrounds and river-viewing points. The area even houses a museum of anthropology and performance space. A number of large parks are sprinkled throughout Guayaquil and are worth exploring, such as Parque Bolivar and the Parque Historico Guayaquil, which also doubles as a zoo. Check the pics and let me know what you think! I would suggest everyone to go and have an Ecuadorian experience.

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Guayaquil Malecon 2000 River View

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