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Botanical Garden of Guayaquil

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Address: North Guayaquil, Guayaquil, Ecuador

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A leafy, cool pleasant getaway from the steamy bustle of Guayaquil

This botanical garden is located atop a hill outside of Guayaquil. It'a a very relaxing and well-shaded place to walk around, and there are good views of the surrounding area from... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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Brooklyn, NY
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Brooklyn, NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

This botanical garden is located atop a hill outside of Guayaquil. It'a a very relaxing and well-shaded place to walk around, and there are good views of the surrounding area from the lookout at the top.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

First thing - Wear bug spray and bring your own water - there is none for sale. Also make sure you arrange to be picked up with your driver before you leave your taxi. The paths are easy to follow and paved; there are free restrooms, and there is plenty of shade. If you have never had a chance to... More 

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northwest
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

A beautiful spot. Cool, well shaded and relaxing. A great collection of Bromeliads. Beautifully well maintained by enthusiastic staff and much enjoyed by local people as well as tourists like us Thoroughly enjoyed it

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Weymouth
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Flowers, trees, wild life a free gem just outside the main city it was beautiful and peaceful we lived it

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Scottsbluff, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

The gardens run along the Malecon are positioned perfectly to provide shade and places to sit and just reflect on the nice weather. Only drawback is the noise and exhaust fumes from the parallel street. The display of flowers and plants is colorful and varied as anything we have ever seen. They are well tended by their gardeners. Expired blooms... More 

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Panama City, Panama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

This lovely area runs parallel to the Malecon. A beautiful walk in the early morning or late afternoon. Landscaping is just perfection with an incredible array of trees, plants and flowers. Birds abound for those who appreciate our feathered friends.

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Naperville, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Our tour guide took us to the Botanical Gardens. It offers a great introduction to the plants and animals found in Ecuador. Lots of interesting plants. We saw some unusual animals including a harpy eagle, tapir, sloth, raccoons and parrots. There is also an area where guides were showing how the workers lived compared to the owners of the farm.... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

If you like tropical plants and flowers, you would enjoy this garden as much as we do. We had a leisure day in the city and decide to check out this garden and totally enjoyed the experience.

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Alamo, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

This was one of the highlights of the trip. If you only have a short time, make sure you stop in. Early morning was the beys time, not many people around. Making it like your own private garden. AWSOME.

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Wilmslow
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

Guayaquil has a reputation for being unsafe. However, the botanical gardens and well cared for and a place that many of the locals visit. Apart, from the various plants, it has many species of animals and birds, which are native to Ecuador. The gardens are well kept, many of which may be viewed from a raised walkway. The Orchid Houses... More 

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