Cigna International Health Insurance

Ecuador Expat Forum

My take on Guayaquil

Topic Closed thread is now closed  
Post New Topic Newest First
les64
12/13/2015 22:31 EST

I have seen in the past a lot of discussion about the safety of Guayaquil.
I have just spent a week here, came for 3 days and extended because I enjoyed the experience.
The government have done an awesome job of developing the riverside (Malecon). It has a theme park feel to it with lots of activities for children (free).
There are cafes, sitting areas and park-like settings.
Toilets (free) are plentiful along the walk, plenty of rubbish bins and its spotlessly clean.
Yes there is a significant police presence throughout the entire tourist areas but its certainly not intimidating and I never was uncomfotable.
Day and evening there are literally thousands of people walking the Malecon enjoying the Christmas decorations and festivities.
The city has lovely parks and wonderful old buildings and so many other attractions also.

In one week here I saw no more than a dozen western tourists (if that) so I hope this post helps bring more tourists the this beautiful city.

OceanHideaway
12/14/2015 16:48 EST

Next trip ...take the Pirate ship Morgan for a cruise...hit the Parque Seminario for the Iguanas and head to Urdea for one of the restaurants (Mariscos Azul is a favorite of mone, Peruvian seafood).

...nice place to visit ... and a lot of friends live there

expat health insurance from CIGNA

Choosing an expat health insurance provider is an important decision. Get a quote from our trusted expat health insurance partner, CIGNA. With Cigna Global Health Options, you can create an international health insurance plan that's perfectly tailored for the needs of you and your family.

Get a Quote

Silverwater
12/14/2015 17:15 EST

Thank you for sharing your positive experience. I love my adopted city. Yes, there are dangerous areas, butuch of the city is vibrant, and interesting. My family and I have lived here over 13 years now, and I love soamy things here. There are many expats here who have lived in Guayaquil for decades, many of them working professionals.

Ecuachic54
12/18/2015 07:52 EST

Thank you for your nice post. I lived in Guayaquil for 4 years. It´s year round summertime, near the beaches and plenty of things to do. I´m glad you enjoyed your visit.

Expatriate Health Insurance

Get a quote for expat health insurance in Ecuador.

International Moving Quotes

Moving to Ecuador? Get a moving quote.


Mail Forwarding to Ecuador

Mail Forwarding to Ecuador.


Expat Tax

Expat Tax Preparation, Expat Tax Professionals

Join Today (free)

Join Expat Exchange to meet expats in your area or get advice before your move. It's FREE and takes 1 minute!

Cigna Expat Health InsuranceExpatriate Health Insurance

Get a quote for expat health insurance in Ecuador from our partner, Cigna Global Health.
Get a Quote

Ecuador Forum Ecuador Forum
Join our Ecuador forum to meet other expats and talk about living in Ecuador.

Living in Ecuador GuideLiving in Ecuador Guide

Expats in Ecuador share some of the pros and cons of living in Ecuador. Topics covered include where to live, the bureaucracy, the people and more. (more)

Moving to EcuadorMoving to Ecuador Guide

Expats in Ecuador offer advice to newcomers and people considering a move to Ecuador about clothing, sunscreen, renting before buying, gringo pricing, Ecuadorians politeness and much more. (more)

Best Places to Live in Ecuador Best Places to Live in Ecuador

Expats share some of their favorite places to live in Ecuador from beautiful colonial cities to affordable beach towns.

Healthcare in EcuadorHealthcare in Ecuador

Expats in Ecuador share their experiences with healthcare and overseas medical insurance in Ecuador.

Real Estate EcuadorReal Estate in Ecuador

Real estate listings in popular cities and towns in Ecuador.

Pros Cons of Living in EcuadorPros & Cons of Living in Ecuador

Take off your rose-colored glasses and learn what expats have to say about the biggest challenges and the greatest rewards of living in Ecuador.

10 Tips for Living in Ecuador10 Tips for Living in Ecuador

Expats in Ecuador appreciate the cost of living, the friendly people, the beautiful weather and warm culture. The bureaucracy can be very trying, petty theft an issue and driving downright dangerous. (more)

Read More

Copyright 1997-2021 Burlingame Interactive, Inc.

Privacy Policy Legal