In Cuenca we returned our rental cars, so we reached our final destination – Guayaquil – by bus. We took the ‘super semeria’ bus from ‘Atrain Alianza’. The comfortable bus ride took only 3,5 hours. In Guayaquil we stayed at ‘Hotel Palace Guayaquil’, a really nice (business) hotel in downtown area.
In the afternoon we walked around the city center: we started along the Malecón (boulevard) and ended up at Parque Bolivar; a city park full of iguanas!
The next day we walked to ‘Las Peñas’, a relaxed neighborhood with colorful houses. We hiked up to the lighthouse, from where we had a beautiful view over town.
It was not easy to find nice restaurants or coffee bars in the center of Guayaquil. The only place with good food close to our hotel was at ‘El Fortin’, the restaurant of Hotel Continental.
Guayaquil is definitely not the best place to stay in Ecuador, but it is fine to spend a day here waiting for your flight. For us it was the closure of a really successful and ‘gezellige’ family holiday. It was a special opportunity to get to know each other better and build some memories together 🙂