Guayaquil Historical Park, Guayaquil

4.7
Must see · Historic Walking Area · Landmark
Get a glimpse into how the city looked a century ago at Guayaquil Historical Park, where you can also get to know local traditions, rural customs, and native wildlife. Stroll along elevated pathways through banana plants, a dry tropical forest, and mangrove trees, and observe birds, reptiles, and other animals in their natural habitat. See old farming tools and learn about the life of farmers who worked the rice fields, coffee, cocoa, and banana plantations during the "cocoa boom." The courtyard of a restored hacienda serves a stage where costumed characters play out the 19th-century routines of daily life. Taste some of the traditional dishes at an old-fashioned bakery. Add Guayaquil Historical Park and other attractions to your Guayaquil trip itinerary using our Guayaquil tour planning website.
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  • Great park especially for kids and adults to be educated while in Guayaquil Ecuador. Looks to see and do in Guayaquil at a very reasonable price.  more »
  • If you have a few hours and don't mind taking a cab in the city, this is a worthwhile stop. It's free, the animals are interesting and they seem to be well cared for, and the cultural exhibits are...  more »
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  • Very nice and well kept park with some animals. The access is free so it's a very good place to go with kids. There is also a hotel and an inexpensive restaurant.
  • We had a free day before an evening flight and this was recommended to us. It has a zoo, a farm, historic buildings that have been moved to this location and some stalls, places to eat and the chance of a boat ride and more. We went in the hope of getting a better view of a sloth and were not disappointed. We were told you could walk round the park in 2 hours but if you stop to watch the animals. (Some are very watchable)it takes longer. The boat ride wasnt up to much and not worth the $10 we suspect we were overcharged. It was nice to see so many locals there. Obviously it's a popular place to take the children at the weekend. There is a playground and lots to see and do for kids too.
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