Parque Seminario, Guayaquil

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Pay attention as you walk through Parque Seminario, or you might trip over one of the park's namesake lizards. The small square, once the main one in the city, gradually fell into disrepair over the years, until it was essentially taken over by a significant population of iguanas. Nowadays the large reptiles live in harmony with the humans who use the park, even deigning to pose for the occasional touristy photo. Don't worry if an iguana approaches you--it won't bite, and might climb up onto your leg if you're lucky. Make Parque Seminario a part of your Guayaquil vacation plans using our Guayaquil trip itinerary planner.
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  • We visited in July 2017. A beautiful park, unique inhabitants...large iguanas that roam freely and may let you pet them! My teenagers really enjoyed our visit.  more »
  • The park is full of iguanas which walk-around free and uninterested in people. The wonderful statues and old established trees form a great contrast to these prehistoric reptiles who seem unchanged.....  more »
  • Small and historic place right in front of the Cathedral. It's commonly known as the "Iguana Park". In sunny days you can see up to 500 iguanas wandering around. If not sunny, you'll see them on the trees. Squirrels and turtles are also there! Lovely visit, you can spend for around 45 min to an hour for your visit.
  • Lovely park filled with iguanas (careful not to step on one) in downtown Guayaquil right across from the cathedral. Pretty amazing sight for those from out of town - the locals just take it all for granted. If going here bring your camera - you will want it.
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