Guayaquil & The Historic Park
The journey begins visiting the Parque Centenario devoted to the independence and freedom of the old city from the Spanish colonization. It continues to visit the famous and historic Barrio Las Peñas; the original and only surviving colonial district of the city with more than 400 years of existence. Visitors will through narrow streets and colorful houses going up 444 steps headed to the top of the Santa Ana Hill between bars and restaurants. Once it the top, there will be fantastic panoramic views of the city and the Guayas River.
The visit continues in the Parque Histórico which is an 8-acre park which commemorates the local urban and city living, the traditions, and architecture between the transition years of the colonization until Ecuador became an independent republic. The area is divided into three main sections: the wildlife area, the urban architecture and the traditional area. Enjoy of a walk between pure nature and various tropical ecosystems, visit classical building from the XX decade and learn more about the traditional farmhouses that used to produce cocoa beans in what locals call the “Golden Era.”