The famous “queen of the south” of Ecuador, Guayaquil has long been a mecca for travelers. There are many different reasons why travelers choose to stay in this beautiful paradise. The primary reason for travel to this exotic country is obviously because it has something for everyone. Whether you enjoy white sandy beaches, rain forest safaris, or ancient ruins, Guayaquil has much to offer. One of the things that make travel to Ecuador so popular is its fabulous weather.
The weather in Ecuador can be extreme at times, but it is also quite relaxing. The average daily temperature is just over seventy-five degrees, with rain or showers in abundance during the summer months and near perfect weather the rest of the year. The best things to do in Guayaquil include taking long walks, swimming, hiking, and sightseeing. The ecologists will tell you that it is a wonderland of vibrant vegetation and fauna, and a striking contrast to the gray and lifeless mountains that dominate the land.
A popular attraction, Galapagos Islands, is only an hour away by road from Guayaquil. It is a wonderful place to visit with thousands of different species of birds and animals all found here. Other popular attractions in Ecuador include the Ecuador Zoo and a big city called Quito, which is the capital of Ecuador. The large city offers a variety of shopping experiences, from high-end boutiques to local clothing stores.
When traveling to Ecuador, you can take a direct flight to Cancun, Mexico or Los Cabos, Mexico. From either destination, you will want to connect via a major airport to Guayaquil International Airport. This airport serves several airlines that are originating in and from Ecuador. You can also fly into Ecuador via the services of one of its major airlines, like Continental Airlines, Air Canada, US Airways or British Airways.
If you are interested in exploring the world of the dead, you may find your interests piqued at the “Nautical Museum of Guayaquil” located on Calle 13 de Mijas. This museum showcases the world’s oldest ship, the Manila, which was discovered off the coast of Ecuador’s Pacific Coast. The museum is open to the public two times each month, for adults and children. Another must-see attraction is the sunken ship “Perro de la Plata,” which is off the coast of Guayaquil. It is believed to be the largest pirate ship in the world, at over 400 feet long and carrying a crew of over two hundred individuals.
Other than the exciting experiences aboard the Galapagos, a visit to Ecuador’s beautiful natural scenery is an exceptional way to end your trip to Guayaquil. The tropical climate of Ecuador will allow you to take a leisurely walk along the beachfront, taking in the lush beauty of nature. There are many sights to see in Ecuador including the popular rainforest villages of Xoquel, Marlin and Mambre, as well as other interesting sites like the wetland reserve in Guayaquil.