This was the top rated attraction for Guayaquil so we went. It is free but we still donated money at their suggestion. It is worth donating some money too, so I was glad we did, however I did not feel like I was seeing anything new or unique that I had not seen before. The taxi from the city center was $5 and the return was $6. We had no problem getting a taxi back, but we did have to walk out of the park and up the street about a block. The area is nice and we felt safe. So worth the visit but I think it takes top spot due to lack of tourist things to do close to the city.
There are 3 zones to the park. Wildlife, Traditions, and Urban. The wildlife was very much worth the trip. The parrots and Macaws are caged and uncaged so you can get very close to them. They have Harpy Eagles, which was cool, and a bunch of South American animals such as a Collared Peccary, Flamingos, Tapir, Sechura Fox, etc. Kids would love it at any age.
The traditions zone was small gardens with a variety of flowers. Very nice place to visit and just enjoy the beauty. They had some building representing the old way of living, but very few and very basic. The Urban zone I just did not get and was unimpressed.
They do have few food vendors and I thought the price for drinks etc, was reasonable. The place is well maintained and clean. Bathrooms where plentiful.
In all, a great way to spend a half a day for little cost but nothing that an experience traveler or zoo enthusiast would not have already experienced.
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