Guayaquil Ecuador

Guayaquil, known as the "Pearl of the Pacific", is a city that holds history and tradition. It was founded in 1538 and, in colonial times, became the largest shipyard in South America. Today, Guayaquil, Ecuador's economic capital is the main port of the country, considered one of the largest in the world because of its location and infrastructure provides facilities to international maritime trade .. Guayaquil is full of impressive and important commercial buildings, parks turned into gardens, stately mansions, warm and hospitable people, has an excellent hotel infrastructure, allowing you to meet the most demanding needs of its visitors.

Data of interest

  • Region:Costa
  • Province:Guayas
  • Latitude:-2º 10' S
  • Length:79º 54' O
  • Climate:23º C a 32º C
  • Population:3 328 534 (estimate 2008)
  • Foundation:25 de julio de 1538
  • Mayor:Ab. Jaime Nebot Saadi
  • Zip code:EC0901
  • Area code:593 4
  • Currency:American dollar
  • Predominant language:Spanish
  • Airport:-
  • Distance from Quito:500 km. aprox.
  • Distance from Cuenca:235 km. aprox.



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Information of Guayaquil City

Guayaquil has been host of great revolutions and uprisings throughout history, the first town in Ecuador to obtain a definitive independence from Spain in 1820. Then it was the capital of the Province of Guayaquil Libre which disintegrated to form part of Greater Colombia. Since 1830 part of the Republic of Ecuador as an important political axis. Marcista Revolution, which ousted militarism abroad, Liberal Revolution, led by General Eloy Alfaro, the general strike of November, anarcho-syndicalist orientation, the May Revolution, the popular character, among others, are important points in the history of the nation.

Guayaquil is History, in this city and its surroundings are located the oldest culture of the Americas, the Valdivia Culture dating to 3900 BC and have the first records of ceramics and peoples, and the wonder of its sailors and traders with their rafts carrying 10 MT. merchandise, using multiple rudders technique that allowed them to sail against the current trading from Tierra del Fuego in the south to the Aztec empire in Mexico.

The collection of archaeological pieces can be seen in all the museums of the city to be, this collection, the largest of its kind in Latin America and the gold pieces.

Currently, the city has areas that in some cases have become urban icons of Guayaquil, such as its commercial center where they emphasize October 9th Avenue buildings such as the Bankers Club (the highest in the country), its neighborhoods and residential in the north and south of the city, and some of its monuments like the Monument to the heroes of 9 October and the Chamber of the Rotunda located in the center.

Guayaquil is a cosmopolitan city, a dynamic city, where commerce is one of their main sources of income, along with tourism, agriculture, and other activities of great importance in the area. Its urban center is much like a European city, commercial, and office buildings full of ... is a financial hub for Ecuador, a place to manage the bulk of exports and imports of the country.

One of the main attractions is its river Guayaquil, Guayas River, which borders the west of the city, emptying into the Gulf of Guayaquil on the Pacific Ocean.

The climate is warm in Guayaquil, a tropical climate that makes the whole year have good temperatures, although the currents in the Humboldt Child and there are two seasons, a warm, humid and rainy, which runs from December to April, and a more pleasant, drier and less humid from May to December.

Guayaquil is a collection of cultures of Ecuador and the world, as reflected in the variety of restaurants and dining, combining the wealth of seafood (lobster, shrimp, crabs) with all the delights gives you land between including exotic tropical fruits.

Guayaquil Ecuador


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