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Malecon 2000

Guayaquil, Ecuador
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Ranked #5 of 22 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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Cuenca, Ecuador
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82 reviews 82 reviews
11 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Relatively clean. Plenty of walking. McDonald's??? We left the Malecon to find something decent to eat. I see no reason to return.

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Kolkata
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

The Malecon 2000 is a stretch of paved sidewalk along the river at Guayaquil, and that just about sums it up. I would say that dusk would be a good time to visit, though I have no real basis of comparison here. The breeze is cool and refreshing and from the Eastern end to the IMAX on the other, you... More

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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40 reviews 40 reviews
19 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

There are a lot of people and things to see on this very long walk. The shopping center made us feel uncomfortable and was not worth the long walk to get there. It gave us something to do but I would not really want to do it twice.

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NJ
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61 reviews 61 reviews
30 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

You should walk the Malecon if you have time in Guayaquil. It is a safe, clean boardwalk complete with stores, kids playgrounds, eateries, and booths selling native goods. It is heavily patrolled by both police and civil security guards. They do not permit panhandlers and they really watch out for tourists. We had frozen lemonade in a café and strolled... More

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Maidstone, Uk
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167 reviews 167 reviews
56 attraction reviews
151 helpful votes 151 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

With a few hours to kill and not wanting to get a taxi out of town, we strolled the length of the Malecon, a newly developed riverside walk, designed to provide visitors with a clean, safe location to explore. With heaps of Policia Municipale around as well as the Malecon's own guards, this was really safe and, even the most... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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11 reviews 11 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

This was a nice area to walk and stop to get a drink and a snack. The flowers and plantings were very pretty. We were there during the afternoon so it wasn't all that crowded. I'm guessing that evenings and weekends it is very crowded, which would make it a great place to people watch.

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Toronto, Canada
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43 reviews 43 reviews
27 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

if you are tired of the stress of traffic and want a nice walk, this is the place, with some monuments, restaurants and stores, you definitely will enjoy to end your day sitting in a bench watching the sunset, I love walking and being a backpacker makes you want to do a lot of stuffs in short periods of time,... More

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Altamonte Springs, Florida
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19 reviews 19 reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Used to be cleaner. It is still beautiful and a great experience for tourists. I can't get enough of it. Whenever we travel to Guayaquil, Malecon 2000 is a must

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Great place to visit with the family. Children will love it. Perfect place to take pictures. Enjoy the view.

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Oslo, Norway
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

A nice place for an evening walk. A lot of people, but great for people watching. A few nice restaurants in the neighborhood as well.

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