|1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff||$0.22|
|Local cheese (1kg)||$4.41|
|Apartment (1 bedroom) outside of centre||$212.50|
|Imported beer at restaurant||$2.00|
|Fitness club, monthly fee for 1 adult||$50.00|
|Apartment (3 bedrooms) outside of centre||$425.00|
|Local draught beer||$1.20|
With cheap flights to Guayaquil, you'll be able to experience Ecuador's most populated city, and home to over 2 million people. It's also home to the largest port in all of Ecuador, located in Ecuador's Southeast. Guayaquil has really cleaned up its image, and was not the most highly sought after travel destination in the 90's, due to large amounts of crime. Today, it's a thriving urban center which has cut down on its crime, and has a large and steady tourist industry. It's quite a different experience than the Ecuadorian mountains, and an experience in its own right. Order cheap tickets to Guayaquil, to start planning your fun filled Ecuadorian vacation.
The Guayaquil Historical Park is an excellent way to explore the city's history, in addition to experiencing its culture. Located across the Guayaquil-Duran Bridge, it is divided into three different segments, the Wildlife Zone, the Traditions Zone and the Urban Architectural Zone. The Wildlife Zone has an excellent zoo with 45 different types of animals native to the region, such as monkeys and eagles. The Urban Architecture Zone is an excellent place to see historic buildings on the water's edge, dating back to the early 20th century, as well as local types of plants and trees. The city offers guides, free of charge, to better enjoy the experience. Additionally the Traditions Zone has crafts and a market with local handicrafts, such as art and woven goods, to enjoy. The cool thing is that you can see turtles and iguanas roaming through the park, who actually reside here. All and all, the Guayaquil Historical Park makes for an excellent excursion, especially with children. When you purchase cheap flights to Guayaquil, this would be an excellent destination to put on your sightseeing list.
With flights to Guayaquil you'll also have the opportunity to visit the Malecon 2000, a riverside promenade, which offers miles of walkway, cool wind, sculpture gardens, restaurants, museums and shopping. It's an excellent place to walk and when you see something that sparks your interest, stop. There's also an IMAX theatre here, if you care to catch an IMAX film. At night time many local families with children come here to visit and entertain themselves, and the Malecon 2000 makes for a pleasant excursion.
Book cheap flights to Guayaquil and visit one of Guayaquil's many museums, such as the Anthropological Museum and Contemporary Art Museum of Guayaquil, an excellent place to view exhibits about Ecuador's history as well as a large array of Incan exhibits and pre-Colombian art, as well as Valdivian art (the oldest culture which has been found in Ecuador to date.) The museum also hosts a variety of contemporary art exhibits and has a playhouse. Another worthwhile museum to visit is the Museo Guayaquil en la Historia, which tells the history of Guayaquil through 14 dioramas, with lots of surrounding information in English. If you're looking to book airline tickets to Guayaquil for its charming museums, boardwalks, or just as a pre-Galapagos trip, all are excellent reasons to come to and enjoy this city.
A trip to visit the Las Penas neighborhood never fails to disappoint. It's a charming little artist's center (actually a street,) with lots of music, restaurants and historical wooden houses. Head to the lighthouse and climb up to the top to see a wonderful view of the city, hills and the area. At the bottom of the hill (and down 444 steps, but who's counting?) is Cerro Santa Ana, an excellent area to check out filled with cool little shops, restaurants, houses and art exhibitions. Begin your Guayaquil vacation with hotels in Guayaquil and flights, and don't forget that Flighthub offers the cheapest flights to Guayaquil on the net. There are so many activities to take in when you visit Guayaquil and places to explore, so set your vacation date and get to planning.