Santiago de Guayaquil, usually shortened to Guayaquil, is Ecuador's largest city and main port. Located a bit inland from the Pacific coast, Guayaquil features a harbour along the Guayas River, unique in Latin America, that gives the city deepwater access to the ocean. Book your holiday package to Santiago de Guayaquil with Direct Flights today.
Santiago de Guayaquil - Ecuador's Pacific Pearl
Santiago de Guayaquil, usually shortened to Guayaquil, is Ecuador's largest city and main port. Located a bit inland from the Pacific coast, Guayaquil features a harbour along the Guayas River, unique in Latin America, that gives the city deepwater access to the ocean. The river flows into the Pacific Ocean at the head of the nearby Gulf of Guayaquil and the beautiful harbour is a popular spot with visitors on Guayaquil travel packages. Bokk your discount flights to Guayaquil with Direct Flights or combine them with discount accommodation in Guayaquil and create a cheap holiday package to Guayaquil!
Sometimes called the "Pacific Pearl," much of Guayaquil's personality revolves around its status as a seaport and its tropical climate: although near the Pacific Ocean, the city is almost Caribbean in nature. Travellers are welcomed in Guayaquil, where delicious seafood and rhythmic tropical music abound and the river strongly influences daily life. The Malecón is Guayaquil's riverfront cultural centre, but the quirky, historic barrio of Las Peñas perches over the riverfront and boasts several interesting restaurants and bars.
Traditionally known for being the commercial centre of Ecuador, Guayaquil is beginning to challenge Quito as a cultural centre and offers theatres, the arts and a lively club and bar scene. And all flights to the Galápagos Islands either stop or originate in Guayaquil, making it the major gateway to that fascinating location that's far out to sea.
Daily flights to Guayaquil arrive from New York, Miami, Houston, Madrid, Amsterdam and Lima, and getting there is easy even if you're coming from as far away as Australia. You can experience Guayaquil and all it offers by visiting the Direct Flights web site: we book great travel deals to holiday destinations all around the world, including discount travel to Quayaquil. Direct Flights books cheap flights to Guayaquil and Guayaquil travel packages that include accommodation in Guayaquil, all from the convenience of your computer. And we'll save you money too, because we help you get the better travel deals that are available online.
Your cheap holidays to Guayaquil might include visits to the Museo Antropológico y Arte Contemporáneo and its archaeology and contemporary art exhibits; the Museo Municipal, with Inca and pre-Inca ceramics and figurines, colonial-era religious paintings and modern art; the richly decorated golden altar of the Church of La Merced; the Moorish-style public clock tower designed by Eiffel and assembled at Guayaquil's harbour; the Malecón riverfront promenade along the Rio Guayas, with shopping, restaurants, and monuments scattered amidst its gardens; Las Peñas and Cerro Santa Ana, with magnificent views of the city; the Mercado Artesanal, a large artisan market offering paintings, jewellery and local crafts; and the Plaza Centenario, the city's largest plaza and the home of several imposing monuments.
Visitors with Guayaquil travel packages also can use their accommodation in Guayaquil to explore the surrounding region, including the Jardín Botánico de Guayaquil about a half-hour away, with hundreds of species of tropical flowers, plants and birds; and some of Ecuador's most beautiful beaches, including Playas, Salinas, Punta Blanca along the Ruta del Sol.
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