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Malecon 2000

Guayaquil, Ecuador
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Ranked #3 of 17 attractions in Guayaquil
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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London, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
6 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

The view is pleasant and there are shops (both food and general) to help pass time. The best parts of the Malecon are the people you encounter meandering along and the beautiful image of Santa Ana at the very north of the walkway. It is a safe place to walk, grab lunch and feel the sweltering heat of Ecuador's biggest... More

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Moorea, French Polynesia
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111 reviews 111 reviews
63 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

The Malecon is a modern walkway with resting areas, beautiful gardens and plenty of shops, snackbars and restaurants, some even serving a complete lunch menu for 3 to 5$. Unfortunately the museum was closed (Monday).

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quito, Ecuador
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66 reviews 66 reviews
38 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Beautifully restored, it is quite a joy to wonder around this huge area, where you encounter great amount of restaurants, coffee shops, museums, and other type o n entretainment for all tastes. Concerts and book fairs.

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Vancouver, WA
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59 reviews 59 reviews
14 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

A really nice, safe 2 mile (or more) walk along the river. Nice art, people watching, clean places to eat. This was a great surprise for us.

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Massachusetts
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41 reviews 41 reviews
9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

This is a great and safe area to walk around. There is a great view of the river and a very nice garden.

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Seattle
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

We were impressed with how this city transformed its waterfront into a very attractive area. At one end is the local market which seems crazy to tourists but we enjoyed walking through it for a short while. On the other end is Santa Anna and the steps that you can walk up to the hill top for panoramic views of... More

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Canada
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156 reviews 156 reviews
28 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

It is always good to see a city decide to take charge and make itself attractive to visitors. The malecon was far more extensive and impressive than anything similar we've seen in Latin America. Not that I'd suggest visiting Guayaquil just to see it but if you're passing through it is worth spending a night and wandering along it. Lots... More

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Boynton Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

if you're from florida, this would remind you of flagler drive or the marina in south beach, or even mallory square in the keys. its a nice stroll along the water and the breezes are lovely. there are a few places you can grab a bite, as well as a few stores. i especially enjoyed the natives selling their wares.... More

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Gainesville, Florida
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11 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Malecon 2000 is a highly-rated Guayaquil attraction, but the appeal is largely superficial; here's why. Malecon 2000 features an indoor/outdoor mall stretching along the water front. The outdoor venue is attractive and includes park-like features that will appeal to families with small children and historic statues, complete with informative signs written in Spanish. There is also an indoor shopping mall... More

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San Francisco, California
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75 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

The Malecon is Guayaquil's broad riverfront walk. It is secure, set off from the rest of the city by a fence, limited access points and police patrols. It is a people's walk. We saw locals of all ages using the spaces and activities. There are shops, eating places, activities for children and numerous vantage points overlooking the Guayaquil River. It... More

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