Cerca Aeropuerto Guayaquil, Av. Leopoldo Benitez y Av. Hno. Miguel, Cdla. Simon Bolivar Mz 2 villa 9
Suites Guayaquil, Great for single travelers
I recently stayed at Suites Guayaquil, I enjoyed my stay due to the high level of freedom I enjoyed. They give you the key and you can bring back whoever you like and arrive at anytime of night.
The place was centrally located, clean and classy as well, beating typical motel places.
Unique Quality: Freedom, central location
Directions: close to malecon del salado in guayaquil
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quito to lima
Hi , I need to get from quito to lima in 5 days. (will be travelling on to cuscu and bolivia)
Can anyone advise on the best way to get there by plane or otherwise.
Wouldnt mind seeing guayaquil for a day or so.
any advice greatly appreciated.
lots of irish luck! x
Re: quito to lima
Re: quito to lima
Take a plane after spending some time in Quito. If you bus it, you won't get much time to spend anywhere specific. If I recall it's 24 hours from Northern Peru border to Lima.
Ecuador is a great country and the people are great. The food is amazing too. I'd say you're time would be much better spent soaking in the hot springs of Papallacta or Baños and checking out the volcanos.
You may also look for flights from Guayaquil to Lima as well. The busride from Quito to Guayaquil is amazing and the lowland coast of the country has a flavor of its own that is well worth checking out.
Travel Tips for Guayaquil
Malecón 2000 is the...
Malecón 2000 is the reconstruction project of the pier, one of the most representative sites of Guayaquil city in Ecuador, and a traditional tourist center. The new Pier, which construction has already finish, is one of the most important civic-tourist-commercial sites from South America. The 2 and half kilometers of the Pier as been transformed in the prettiest and most visited area of Guayaquil, rescuing the traditional values and returning the eyes of the city to the river. I miss the people, the culture, and the ceviche
Barcelona vs Emelec
If you are in Guayaquil try and watch a soccer game between the local teams Barcelona and Emelec. Check the local news papers for game dates. Things can get heated sometimes so if you can get box seats you'll get to see all of the action without the chaos.
Because it looks nice.... Parce que c'a l'air bien
I didn't talk that much with Isabelle, but all I know is that, apart from managing a hotel in the northern suburbs of Guayaquil (clean, but expensive : 10 USD a night), she also cares about environmental issues and development... Her fondation is called : Fondation Laval Dorion. She looked interested in what she was doing.... Maybe you can be interested in that... And I just realize that Isabelle was... VT member Dreamkapture !!!!
Je n'ai pas beaucoup parle avec Isabelle, mais ce que je sais, c'est qu'outre gerer un hotel dans la banlieue nord de Guayaquil (propre, mais cher : 10 USD), elle gere une association relative aux problemes environnementaux et au developpement. Le nom : fondation Laval Dorion. Elle avait l'air a fond dans ce qu'elle faisait... Ca peut peut-etre vous interesser... Et je viens de realiser qu'Isabelle etait Dreamkapture, membre de VT !!!
Barrio Las Peñas
Right where Santa Ana hill meets Guayas river, the oldest neighborhood of the city is located. It has a single lonely street with interesting houses at both sides and currently is going through a process of restoration which helps it to become a center for caffes and art galleries, like Arthur's (I'll have to write a tip about it later... someday!).
This has been one of the most particularly historic romantic artistic spots of the city, so it's natural it has been the home of many local characters, and even foreign ones (they say Che Guevara stayed there on his journey through SouthAmerica).
Since it is next to the city's main attraction, Malecon 2000, a visit to Barrio Las Peñas well deserves a try! And if you happen to be around during July, there is an interesting art festival showing masterpieces of local artists.
Most people do not realize that Guayaquil is Ecuador´s largest city. I think most people think Quito is. Guayaquil is at sea level, its port “Puerto Maritimo” is the main sea port of the country where about 80% of the country´s imports and more than 50% of its exports are handled. It is the commercial and industrial center of Ecuador and lies on the west bank of the river Guayas about 60 km from its outflow in the Gulf of Guayaquil.
Guayaquil is very different from Quito and more of what I like when I am on vacation. While Quito is a little more colder and breezier, Guayaquil is hot and humid. Most people dont really go to Guayaquil to visit but rather are here in order to get to the Galapagos Islands.
Also there is alittle of competition between the people that live in Quito and the people that live in Guayaquil.
Growing up we didnt go to Guayaquil very much. Most of the family was in The Andes and to be honest Guayaquil didnt have a whole lot to offer the tourist and was notorious for being a dangerous place to go to. Alot has changed in the past few years. Guayaquil has done alot ot improve its image and to be a place that captures the tourist market.
Yes they may have some of the problems that go along with being a big city and overcrowding and stuff like that but who doesnt?
If your interests are the beach, warm weather, good food, fun people, then pay a visit to Guayaquil. You wont regret it.
"How Guayaquil got its name"
I had never heard this before until now.
Legend has it that the Huancavilcas Chieftain, Guayas, killed his beautiful wife Quil then drowned himself so that the Spaniards would not capture them. The tragedy of this doomed couple is supposed to be inspired the city's name.
Popular Hotels in Guayaquil
Hotel Oro Verde
Avenida 9 de Octubre y GarcÃa Moreno, P.O. Box 09-01-9636, Guayaquil