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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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Nice safe area

Very nice safe area. A lot of work went into building this. It is a great place to relax and enjoy. Banos available along the way, many police. The river tour was nice also.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
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Vancouver, Canada
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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Very nice safe area. A lot of work went into building this. It is a great place to relax and enjoy. Banos available along the way, many police. The river tour was nice also.

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Columbia, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

A fairly recent redevelopment along the riverfront, the Malecon provides a nice route for walking in central Guayaquil. There are vendors, restaurants, cafes, statues, a clock tower, play grounds, museums, and IMAX theater, and gardens, all well maintained and policed. A good way to get from the center to the touristed areas of Las Penas and Santa Ana. Perhaps not... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Malecon 2000 has attracted million of tourists of the region. You can find great restaurants, kids play area, you can enjoy a nice walk riverside or areas just to sit and relax. It can take you from the Bahia area (shopping area) to the Cerro Santa Ana and Las Penas area.

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Washington, DC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Well paved and clean, it's a great way to enjoy both the waterfront and the bustling city behind you. This malecon is especially nice with gardens, restaurants and sculptures to occupy your time. Take a stroll!

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San Diego, California
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Well designed for a leisurely walk through gardens and along the river. Leads to the downtown area and other local attractions.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

If you like to walk and take some photos! This place is for you.. many routes and paths to follow in the middle of the city, and in front of the river, you only need to take with you a big bottle of water and energy!

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New york
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

The Malecon was a nice place to walk, people watch and enjoy the river view. There were places to eat, sculptures, monuments and a nice area with wildlife and shade. It was very quiet on a Friday and Monday, but on a Sturday, it was very busy. All entrances were posted with security, so it seemed very safe.

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Sydney
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Visited on two separate days a week apart - a Saturday and a Sunday. On both occasions there were an enormous number of people around enjoying the walkway, the gardens and the numerous children's play areas. There were also a number of very visible police and security officials. We felt fairly safe. They have made the boardwalk very interesting by... More 

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Budapest, Hungary
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151 helpful votes 151 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

This is our second trip to Guayaquil. The first place we head is the Malecon 2000. There is a second Malecon on a different river, but we have never been to it. Our last time here was during the Christmas season, so the entire Malecon was decorated for the festive times. I had concerns that this time, not being a... More 

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Ponce, Puerto Rico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Stopped for 1 day in Guayaquil on my way to Quito with my friends and we enjoyed a nice walk with the water view and a nice sunset. Great place to walk and relax yourself.

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