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Address: Guayaquil, Ecuador
Description: Stretching for several miles along the Rio Guayas, this lively boardwalk...
Stretching for several miles along the Rio Guayas, this lively boardwalk is well-patrolled day and night and features small food stands, other eateries and a blend of historic and modern buildings.
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A great walk by the river

This is a really pleasant walk by the river - lots to look at, people to watch, places to stop for drinks and icecream and the breeze from the river. You can go slow and it will... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
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Wellington, New Zealand
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Wellington, New Zealand
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35 reviews 35 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

This is a really pleasant walk by the river - lots to look at, people to watch, places to stop for drinks and icecream and the breeze from the river. You can go slow and it will take about 1.25 hours from one end to the other.

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

We walked the whole malecon and back on a late Saturday afternoon. It is a meeting place for families, with lots to see and do. This is the best riverside park we ever seen. There are theaters, malls, restaurants, kids play areas, benches and an atrisan's market. The walk is scattered with works of art, fountains and gardens. A lovely... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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6 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

Very nice way to see the River and wonder around amongst the eateries, and gift shops. One of the highlights of the City

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57 attraction reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Malecon 2000 is a river walkway, and it is done very well - much better than many American River walks I have visited. The river is not too picturesque, but it is interesting. The focus is on historic monuments and areas, play areas for children and nicely landscaped and shaded gardens. There is shopping, but it is not the focus.... More 

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Aldershot
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

This is a great area to watch the world go by with both shopping water and parks to walk around. Restaurants and plenty of toilets in this safe area of Guayaquil.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

The Malecon is the waterfront promenade with restaurants, restroom facilities and benches. Locals frequent the Malecon a lot. The restaurants have good food that is so inexpensive. We ate there for the three days that we were in Guayaquil.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

The seafront promenade is a favourite place for locals and visitors. We were there on Easter Sunday and it had a wonderful atmosphere, there are historic statues, rides, parks with exotic birds and reptiles, bars, restaurants and an imax cinema. However, you are advised not to go there after dark.

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New York City, New York
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78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

The Malecon 2000 is a really long walk along the waterfront. It is interspersed with restaurants, monuments, and sculpture, all connected by a boardwalk which was added in 2005. The surprise comes at the end with a lovely little botanical garden. Rich in tall trees, flowers, and plantings, it provides a lush green oasis. The boardwalk itself transforms into a... More 

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Miami, Florida
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Good place to pass by, dont miss this place in you trip to Guayaquil, also go and walk inside the city and enjoy its architecture. the only thing I dont like is the street vendor that dont match with the city contrast.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Very safe, fenced off with security guards and police but not very exciting. A pleasant walk by the river.

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