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Malecon 2000

Guayaquil, Ecuador
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Ranked #5 of 21 attractions in Guayaquil
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks
Owner description: Stretching for several miles along the Rio Guayas, this lively boardwalk is well-patrolled day and night and features small food stands, other... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Washington, DC
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138 reviews 138 reviews
65 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

This urban renewal project revitalized the boardwalk for about a mile and a half along the Guayas River and includes a number of attractions for kids and a few restaurants (including one fast food court). It's an impressive effort and is kept immaculately clean -- we saw one crew scrubbing the sidewalks with soap. The space is also tightly controlled... More

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Vermont
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

This was the perfect place to take a walk on a hot day. There was a beautiful artist exhibit and we ate at a nice restaurant right on the boardwalk/Malecon. The fresh shrimp I couldn't get enough of!

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Paris, France
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62 reviews 62 reviews
24 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

A large promenade with trees, benches, that gets cleaned several times a day and is constantly under close watch. No street vendors are allowed. You find cultural, commercial activities and even a small theme park for the young.

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Madrid, Spain
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57 reviews 57 reviews
27 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Guayaquil is not certainly a touristic place but it has a charm it is in fact a very agreeable stop over if you are in Ecuador. The Malecon offers you one of the nicest promenades in South America, the gardens are just beautiful. I recommend to take the pirate boat, specially at 6:00pm where you can see the ride and... More

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Melbourne
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47 reviews 47 reviews
19 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014 via mobile

This was a nice way to kill a few hours before leaving for the Galápagos Islands. It is a real family oriented spot for locals. Plenty of shops and places to eat but nothing to get excited about. Lots of statues of historical people, boat rides and the like. However, at the northern end head inland on Loja street, a... More

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Belo Horizonte, MG
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70 reviews 70 reviews
43 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

We stayed in the city only one night coming back from Galapagos and decided to go walking in the Malecón 2000. Even at the night it looks safe and there's some restaurants there. Nice place for chilling out. Be careful when taking a taxi back to the hotel. The best way is to get a taxi inside an hotel close... More

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Wynnewood, Pennsylvania
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Very oriented toward families with small children, which was not my situation. But it still affords a nice walk along the river, plenty of places to sit and people watch or grab a bite to eat.

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London
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254 attraction reviews
445 helpful votes 445 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

This area looks fairly new and is nicely designed. There are botanical gardens, amusements for children, and museums along it so there are lots of families around and there was a good atmosphere when we walked along it one weekend.

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Brussels, Belgium
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39 attraction reviews
231 helpful votes 231 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

don't know why all guidebooks speak so highly of this heap of concrete, there weren't even many locals, so no couleur locale either...

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Wilmington, NC
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Walked the malecon (essentially a pedestrian street along the riverfront) on last day of our tour to the Galapagos Islands. Very pleasant for a leisurely walk on a nice day. Some entertainment provided along the way and you can go off the malecon into some interesting adjacent neighborhoods. Lots of locals as well as tourists. Provides a good flavor of... More

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