Colonial history meets the zoo at this large sight across the Puente Rafael Mendoza Aviles Bridge, east of Río Daule. The park is divided into three ‘zones’: the Endangered Wildlife Zone, which has 45 species of bird, animal and reptile in a seminatural habitat; the Urban Architecture Zone, which has a restaurant and showcases the development of early-20th-century architecture in Guayaquil; and the Traditions Zone, which focuses on local traditions, with an emphasis on rural customs, crafts and agriculture.

A taxi from the city costs around $3 to $4, or you can take a Duran-bound bus from Terminal Río Daule. It’s easier to catch the bus back to the city from in front of the large mall on the main road about a 200m walk from the park.