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Malecon 2000

Guayaquil, Ecuador
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Ranked #4 of 19 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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Belo Horizonte, MG
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49 reviews 49 reviews
37 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

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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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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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774 reviews 774 reviews
254 attraction reviews
436 helpful votes 436 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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94 reviews 94 reviews
30 attraction reviews
226 helpful votes 226 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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Philadelphia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

I liked the many diverse architectural elements of the buildings and art work along the Malecon. I enjoyed that 95% of the people along the Malecon were likely Ecuadoran. It was hot but along the way there were ice-cream stands and places to drink and occasional shade. I didn't have much time but next time, I'd like to get more... More

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Los Angeles, California
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40 reviews 40 reviews
23 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Walked from here to the Cerro Santa Ana and it was a lovely walk. Went on a weekday around sunset and was not too busy. Though I was told on weekends you can sometimes not even walk. There are cinemas, restaurants, and museums; as well as parks and small rides for children. A free way to entertain yourself in this... More

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New York City, New York
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36 reviews 36 reviews
19 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

El Malecon is a pleasant place on the waterfront to stoll, relax, and enjoy the gardens. This is an attractive addition to the city.

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Panama City, Panama
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29 reviews 29 reviews
3 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

This is a beautiful place to walk in the evening (with other people!), and if you make it to the end, be sure to walk up the steps to the top of Santa Ana hill (456 stairs!), where you have a great view of the city. There are also little shops to eat street food or have a drink along... More

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Olga, Washington
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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

We had a day to kill in Guayaquil before our flight to the Galapagos. Walked to Malecon from our downtown hotel (Man Ging Galeria). Then walked from one end to the other. It's basically a nice walk along the river with some shopping malls, two museums and some parks for children. The archeological museum on the north end was free... More

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