The following lists provide an overview of local attractions and destinations close to this hotel in Guayaquil, Ecuador.
Arts & Cultural
Guayaquil Metropolitan Cathedral
Located in the center of the city, this stunning church is considered one of the most important religious symbols of the city and is constructed in a semi-Gothic style, with two breathtaking towers as its main features.
Museum of Anthropology (Museo Antropológico)
Boasting ever-changing exhibitions from both local and international artists, and located in a modern and beautifully designed building, this museum is located in the incredible, not-to-be missed Malecon del Salado.
Points of Interest
As one of the largest parks in Guayaquil, Centenario Park boasts over 20 hectares featuring botanical gardens, shops, restaurants, fountains and a large Statue of Liberty which dominates the central area of the park.
Situated in the Malecon del Salado, this IMAX theater is the first in South America and features films in both English and Spanish.
Las Peñas Neighborhood
Situated in the northeast corner of the city and considered the artistic heart of Guayaquil, Las Peñas is home to most of the area's art galleries, found in beautifully restored 400-year old homes, and is also home to several local noteworthy artists.
The Lighthouse of Santa Ana Hill
Touted as an icon of the Guayaquilean culture and the place where Guayaquil was born, the Santa Ana Hill is located in the neighborhood of Las Peñas, with its charming art galleries, craft shops and coffee houses, and the 456 steps to the top of the Lighthouse affords visitors a breathtaking view of this charming city and the Guayas, Babahoyo and Daule Rivers.
Malecon del Salado - Malecon 2000
This ambitious urban renewal project is focused on the old Simón Bolivar boardwalk along the Guayas River, where several of the greatest historical monuments in the history of Guayaquil can be seen, and where visitors can enjoy museums, gardens, fountains, shopping malls, restaurants, bars, food courts and the first IMAX theater in all of South America.
Parque Histórico Guayaquil
Visitors to this park will find three unique zones including an Endangered Wildlife Zone with 45 species of birds, animals and reptiles in a semi-natural habitat, an Urban Architecture Zone which showcases the development of 20th century architecture in Guayaquil, and the Traditions Zone which emphasizes local and rural customs and crafts.
Parque Seminario (Iguana Park)
Home to several types of iguanas - some of which reach over five feet in length - this park also features an equestrian statue of Simón Bolivar in the center of the park.
El Mall del Sol Shopping Center
As Ecuador's largest and most modern shopping center, El Mall del Sol boasts over 260 businesses, including fashion, restaurants, cinemas, national and international brands, plenty of parking, a great location minutes from highways and the airport, and over 160,000 square meters of space.
No trip to Guayaquil would be complete without a visit to the largest artisan market in the city, housed in a 240-shop building and where its vendors sell beautiful, handmade indigenous crafts, jewelry, paintings and more.
Sports & Entertainment
General Villamil Beach
Located approximately 90 kilometers from Guayaquil, this beautiful 14-kilometer long stretch of beach offers sun worshippers a host of activities including surfing, windsurfing, fishing and more, as well as spas and restaurants.
Monumental Barcelona Guayaquil
Home to the Ecuadorian football (soccer) club Barcelona, the stadium is known for a golden plaque with a famous phrase uttered by Pelé, which reads: "If Maracanã is the largest stadium in the world, Monumental is one of the most beautiful in the world."
- General Cementery of Guayaquil
- ESPOL (Turtles from Galapagos Reserve)
- Museum of Popular Music - Julio Jaramillo
- Centro de Convenciones de Guayaquil
- Omni Hospital
- Palacio Municipal
- Simon Bolivar Convention Center
- Universidad Casa Grande
- Universidad Católica de Santiago de Guayaquil
- Universidad Del Pacifico - Ecuador
- Universidad Santa Maria
- University of Guayaquil
- World Trade Center Guayaquil