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Botanical Garden of Guayaquil

Address: North Guayaquil, Guayaquil, Ecuador
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Ranked #14 of 21 Attractions in Guayaquil
Type: Gardens, Outdoors
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Seattle, Washington
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40 reviews 40 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
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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Friendswood, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

Was so lovely we could have spent hours there. It's a "must see" in Guayaquil. Plenty of romantic corners.

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9 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

We were so excited to see these botanical gardens. There were so many mosquitos and the place was a bit muddy. There were some nice animals and nice plants. However, I don't think it was worth the expensive taxi right there.

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Rockton, Illinois
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14 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

What a great way to learn about the old Guayaquil. History is all over this area, plus you get to see the local vegetation and wildlife. A must if you are anywhere near the Botanical Gardens. People are extremely fun and funny. We had a great time and you will too!

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Hampton, Virginia
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

We really wanted to see the orchids but who know, in December, only one variety was in bloom. We were LITERALLY the only visitors to the gardens on the day when went which was honestly a little unnerving. Our cab driver had to keep calling on his radio to see where it was (I showed him our guide book and... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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34 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

This small botanical garden gives a good overview of the plants and animals of coastal Ecuador. It is a pleasant, quiet setting and a nice two hour stroll. Food stalls provide some idea of the local street food and there were some vegetarian options.

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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

I{m a huge nature geek, so no matter how average, I get something out of places like this. It seemed to grow out of the Ecuadorian or Guayaquil Orchid Society, and it used to be well out of the city, but the city has grown to join it to some degree, but it's on top of a hill, and its... More

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Guayaquil, Ecuador
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42 reviews 42 reviews
14 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

It was a sunny day and the sky was beautiful is a great place for family. the flowers were all open and shaining their special colors I recommend this place we spend 2 hours that day.

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