The Malecon 2000 is one of the new magnets in the city which attracts thousands of people, especially on weekends. After visiting the Malecon we continue to Las Peñas neighborhood declared as a Cultural Heritage in 1982 and is situated surrounding the Cerro Santa Ana. Here you will obtain an amazing panoramic view on the city and the Guayas river. The neighborhood is a reminder of the 16th century colonial Guayaquil. It is the most traditional district, because every house has its own history. Important cultural and political figures lived in this neighborhood, including Ernesto "Che" Guervara.
Fishermen and sailors are the true characters of this city. The Seminario Park is located on the way back to the hotel. Exactly 300 years ago was this Park the heart of Colonial Guayaquil. It maintains a classical atmosphere that makes it so special. It is currently known as the Park of the Iguanas, because of the lizards. We invite you to learn more about this park and the many names it has been given. It was born as Arms Square in 1695 and it was in front of the main church until the latter becomes the Cathedral in 1838.