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    Semenario Park

    by grandmaR Updated Feb 23, 2009

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    Favorite thing: I did not get out to take pictures of this park, but it looked like an interesting place for children to run around and harass the iguanas. There is also a small pond of multicolored Tilapias, statues (photo 3) and greenery.

    Translating the sign on the gate (photo 4):

    "Parque Seminario"
    Built in 1895
    Administered for
    [can't read who it is administered for]
    With the cooperation of
    Botanical Garden Foundation
    For [Conveniocon:]
    Municipality of Guayaquil

    Asosto 1999

    Pond of Tilapia Park and statue of Simon Bolivar Statue of Wild Boar fighting Sign on the park gate See the tree climbing iguanas
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    • Family Travel
    • Budget Travel
    • Eco-Tourism

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    The Other Charms of the Guayaquil Historic Park

    by grandmaR Written Feb 22, 2009

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    Favorite thing: The Central Bank of Ecuador established this part in order to preserve the old customs and culture of Ecuador.

    The Area Traditions area tries to establish a close relationship between the lifestyles, habits and production of the coastal area of the nineteenth and twentieth century, including displays of of medicinal plants and methods of horticulture. This included such things as a dugout canoe and goats in pens (see photos 4 and 5)

    Fondest memory: The Wildlife Area is to preserve the vegetation, flora and fauna of the original ecosystem most representative of this area, such as mangrove swamps and tropical dry forest, which in the past were abundant in the province of Guayas. They used mangrove roots and woods to weave the barriers for the animals. The animals there include the “Papagayo de Guayaquil” (parrot of Guayaquil) an endemic colorful specie of bird who lives only in the city zone and is on the way to extinction.

    Guayaquil parrot Fence for a monkey Dugout Canoe Goat in a pen
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    • Zoo
    • Arts and Culture
    • National/State Park

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    Perla del Pacífico

    by gabygc23 Written Feb 11, 2008

    Favorite thing: People who are always there to offer there frienship, and places in which you can feel relaxing

    Fondest memory: When I visited it at first time i don´t know where was my hotel so I ask to come children and they carry me until find my hotel.

    Related to:
    • Theme Park Trips
    • School Holidays
    • Eco-Tourism

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    More Info

    by Strannik Updated Sep 24, 2005

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    Favorite thing: Unfortunately available in Spanish only, a good place to see more beautiful pictures of places to go, things to do and stories from old times, is one of the local newspapers website. Anyway, the pictures are worth trying, don't miss the giant iguana sculpture

    Related to:
    • Adventure Travel

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    Malecón 2000 is the...

    by dreamkapture Written Aug 26, 2002

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    Favorite thing: 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.

    Fondest memory: I miss the people, the culture, and the ceviche

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    Take care at nights because...

    by DanielR Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Favorite thing: Take care at nights because it's still dangerous to be alone, even if you are foreigner. Request a friend or your travel agency to advise you at any time.

    But things are changing because our new mayor is fighting so hard to toast the tourist bigger comfort.
    In a few years, we'll have a new city where you can be safe at any time visiting different tourist attractiveness.

    Come to Guayaquil, the commercial capital of the Ecuador.

    Fondest memory: Here you're going to find differents places to feel comfort and sure.
    Malls, cinemas, restaurants, ecological reserves and parks, monuments, museums, churches, bars, discos and night clubs are ready to offer you the heat of Guayaquil. Even the beaches are close, so, if you want to tan , ask for our beaches that are the best and for different likes.

    Salinas, Montañita, Olón, Punta Blanca are some of them. My preference is Montañita for the rustic atmosphere and bohemian that it exists in this place.

    Guayaquil is big and of different atmospheres, you just have to come, here, you're our special guest.

    I recommend to visit in Guayaquil:
    Malecon 2000, Barrio Las Peñas, Parque Centenario, Parque Seminario, parque Ecologico Cerro Blanco, Reserva ecologica Churute and more.

    Ask me about if you need additional information.

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