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As Ecuador's largest city and main port, Guayaquil has primarily been a business destination in years past. However, the city is steadily transforming into a place for leisure as well. For dining options, there are many high-quality restaurants like Caracol Azul, in and near the major hotels in the city center. Having a rental car is a must in order to venture out to the newer districts. Guayaquil is also the base from which the world-famous Galapagos Islands can be reached.
Take a walk through the Las Peñas neighborhood, Guayaquil's oldest community, and discover past architecture. Many of the area's homes were rebuilt 100 years ago to replace buildings that were destroyed by fire.
For a more modern experience, visit Port of Santa Ana, a restored shipyard building that now features restaurants, gardens, the anthropological museum, and public walkways. The improved riverfront, Malecon 2000, also attracts tourists from all over the world.
Opportunities to explore nature abound in Cerro Blanco where visitors can observe more than 200 species of birds, including the parrot of Guayaquil. Camping and picnic areas are also available.
Guayaquil was originally founded in 1538 under the name "Santiago de Guayaquil." From New York City's John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) to Simon Boliviar International Airport (GYE), travelers can expect a flight duration of about six and a half hours.