The city of Guayaquil, which is officially called Santiago de Guayaquil, is the largest city with the largest population in all of Ecuador. It is also the main port of Ecuador. Guayaquil is situated on the west bank of Guayas River, which eventually runs into the Pacific Ocean when it gets to the Gulf of Guayaquil. Guayaquil was officially founded in 1538, and has a rich history including pirates, concubines, yellow fever, and a huge fire which destroyed parts of the city. Guayaquil is a city devoted to trade, although tourism has become more and more important.
At present, the Simon Boliver Pier is under restoration by the Malecon 2000, and will be a city showpiece, with shopping areas and lovely green areas for relaxing. The Palacio Municipal is nearby with the political offices of the city. Las Penas is the art area of the city. There are several art galleries and also artist's studios. There is also an artisian market that has 240 shops that takes up an entire city block. Don't miss Iguana Park, where you can purchase mango slices to feed the iguanas that live there. The market is a good place to discover a restaurant or pub that will please your palate. Hotels in Guayas Guayaquil are built with the tourist in mind, so with the help of EasyToBook.com, you should be able to choose a Guayas Guayaquil hotel that will be a haven for you each evening of your stay.
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