Exciting Things to Do in Guayaquil

Guayaquil is more than Ecuador’s largest city and its commercial heart. It is also one of South America’s most vibrant destinations. From the famous Malecón 2000 to the iguanas lounging on park benches in front of our hotel, you’ll soon see why Guayaquil is a city unlike any other. We are also the gateway to the awe-inspiring Galapagos Islands and gorgeous Pacific beaches.

Explore Attractions Near Our Hotel

A city of rich history and forward-looking dynamism, Guayaquil is truly unique. When you stay at Unipark Hotel you’ll be within easy walking distance of the city’s best sights, including the famous boardwalk and the Parque de las Iguanas.

Parque de las Iguanas (0.1 km) – Unipark Hotel is located right on Seminario Park, better known as Parque de las Iguanas, thanks to the friendly lizards that call this beautiful green space home. They may even come sit on a park bench with you!

Hemiciclo de la Rotonda (0.6 km) – Known as The Rotunda, this imposing monument commemorates Ecuador’s struggle for independence from Spain with a memorialization of the meeting of two independence heroes, Simon Bolivar and San Martin on July 26, 1822.

Malecón 2000 (0.5 km) – Undoubtedly Guayaquil’s most popular spot for visitors, the Malecón 2000 is a boardwalk area along the city’s waterfront where you will find museums, monuments, sculptures, theaters, both Ecuadorian and international restaurants, and even a giant Ferris wheel.

Santa Ana Hill (2.5 km) – For outstanding views of Guayaquil, head up to Santa Ana Hill, site of the city’s founding. At the top you’ll be treated to a popular lighthouse and museum, a historic fort, and the beautiful Santa Ana Chapel.

Las Peñas (2 km) – Guayaquil’s oldest and best preserved neighborhood, Las Peñas is where the colonial history of the city comes to life. A stroll through the cobblestoned streets lined with pastel-colored houses is a must for any visitor.

Malecón del Salado (2.5 km) – For a boardwalk that feels more relaxed than the Malecón 2000, head to the Malecón del Salado, bordering a scenic inland waterway. Featuring beautiful plazas and green spaces, it is also close to the restaurant district of Urdesa.

Sports Arena’s and Convention Centers

  • Coliseo Voltaire Paladines Polo, 1.3 km
  • Estadio Modelo Alberto Spencer Herrera, 1.6 km
  • Estadio George Capwell, 2.5 km
  • Estadio Monumental Isidro Romero Carbo, 4.8 km
  • Centro de Convenciones de Guayaquil Simón Bolívar, 4 km

Local Shopping

  • Mercado Artesanal, 1.7 km
  • Ecua-Andino Hats, 2.6 km
  • Plaza del Sol, 4.2 km
  • Mall Del Sol, 5.3 km
  • Village Plaza, 8.2 km
  • Plaza Lagos Town Center, 13.5 km

Nearby Universities

  • Universidad Católica de Santiago de Guayaquil, 1.8 km
  • Universidad de Guayaquil, 2.9 km
  • Universidad de Especialidades Espíritu Santo (UEES), 8.7 km