We made arrangements to stay near the popular waterfront district known as Malecon 2000. Overlooking the Guayas River, the boardwalk runs for 1.5 miles, and includes everything from playgrounds, gardens, restaurants, a mall, bars, a couple of different food courts, museums, and even
Another unique offering in the city is the Iguana Park, also known as Parque de Simon Bolivar. Hundreds, if not thousands, of iguanas make this area their home in the shadow of the Metropolitan Cathedral of Guayaquil. Trees filled with screeching parrots add to the atmosphere, to confirm your presence in the tropics. As the day progresses, the iguanas join the parrots overhead, and some of the trees are so full of the prehistoric looking reptiles, that they seem to quiver.
Now on to the Galapagos!