Around halfway along the malecón you’ll soon come to one of Guayaquil’s more impressive monuments, particularly when illuminated at...
Vintage Train Car
Head to this old-fashioned train carriage on the malecón to purchase tickets on any of Ecuador's train lines.
Church of La Merced
Like most of Guayaquil’s colonial buildings, the original wooden church built in 1787 was destroyed by fire. The current incarnation...
Fragela Heladería Artesenal
A pleasant downtown ice-cream shop.
Malecón 2000 information
Malecón 2000 , one of the most extensive urban-renewal projects in South America, is made up of ponds, playgrounds, sculptures, gardens and river views. From its southernmost point at the Mercado Sur to Cerro Santa Ana and Las Peñas in the north, the malecón stretches 2.5km along the bank of the wide Río Guayas. It’s a gated, policed public space with restaurants, a museum, a performance space, an IMAX movie theater and a shopping mall.