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Guayaquil, Ecuador

Guayaquil & Ecuador's Pacific Coast

Urban gems & national parks

Guayaquil tailor-made holidays

Introduction

Ecuador's largest city and commercial centre, Guayaquil, is a dynamic port on the shores of the Pacific Ocean. Take in its urban delights before heading to the coast for gold-sand beaches and national parks home to blue-footed boobies, dolphins and sea lions.

Guayaquil

Between its vibrant waterfront squares and favela-dotted hills, Guayaquil is a colourful and eclectic city, host to a thriving art scene and architecture that ranges from neoclassical to cutting-edge contemporary. Green spaces abound, and there are plenty of parks and leafy plazas to relax between seaside strolls. For the city's best shopping and dining, head to the Malcón 2000 – an urban renewal project home to artisan markets, food courts, malls, several museums and South America's first IMAX cinema.  Top highlights include the magnificent turn-of-the-century cathedral, the verdant Parque Historical and the cool and quirky La Peñas district, home to colourfully painted houses and one of the city's liveliest bar scenes. 


Pacific Coast

Endless sweeps golden sand framed by forested mountains and the deep blue of the Pacific Ocean, Ecuador's seldom-visited Pacific Coast is an off-the-beaten-track gem. Expect fresher-than-fresh seafood – the ceviche is a particular highlight – and lazy days spent relaxing on picturesque beaches and cruising out to spot pods of dolphins and humpback whales playing in the surf. Ans, if you can't stretch to a trip to the Galápagos, head to the Machalilla National Park and Isla de la Plata to spot blue-footed boobies, frigatebirds and a small colony of resident sea lions.


Special offers in Guayaquil & Ecuador's Pacific Coast

Ecuador Train and Galápagos Voyage on Silversea

16-day fly, rail and cruise from £9,140 pp incl. flights

Exclusive
offer

Exclusive tailor-made fly, rail and cruise holiday
Book by: 31 December 2019

Combining two unique experiences – a mountain rail journey through the Andes and an island-hopping, luxury cruise through the Galápagos – this is your chance to see the natural wonders of Ecuador in style. Spot marine iguanas on snorkel trips before returning to all-inclusive fine dining.

Top itineraries in Guayaquil & Ecuador's Pacific Coast

Ecuador by Train & Galápagos Islands stay

13-day tailor-made rail & stay journey from £4,795 pp incl. flights

Explore some of Ecuador's most impressive landscapes aboard the award-winning Tren Crucero (Cruise Train) as you travel through the high Andes to the coastal city of Guayaquil.

Grand Tour of Ecuador & The Galapagos

17-day tailor-made journey from £7,605 pp incl. flights

Straddling the equator, mainland Ecuador boasts colonial cities, beautiful haciendas, towering volcanoes and green and steamy jungles. Combined with the incredible beauty and diversity of nature that can only be found on the Galapagos, it's a truly compelling destination.

Luxury Quito & Galapagos Cruise

15-day tailor-made journey from £8,535 pp incl. flights

Enjoy the stunning beauty of the Galapagos aboard a luxury yacht with fore and aft observation decks, a glass-bottom boat, daily excursions and quality service.

Ecuador Train and Galápagos Voyage on Silversea

16-day fly, rail and cruise from £9,140 pp incl. flights

Exclusive
offer

Exclusive tailor-made fly, rail and cruise holiday
Book by: 31 December 2019

Combining two unique experiences – a mountain rail journey through the Andes and an island-hopping, luxury cruise through the Galápagos – this is your chance to see the natural wonders of Ecuador in style. Spot marine iguanas on snorkel trips before returning to all-inclusive fine dining.

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Guayaquil & Ecuador's Pacific Coast articles

Just back from Ecuador and the Galápagos Islands

Galapagos specialist Janet Welsh recently visited the Galápagos Islands and Ecuador's capital, Quito. Read her review of both for some honest insight into the accommodation, facilities and overall experience, as well as her advice for anybody thinking about going to visit.

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