Tagged: Guayaquil

Occupy waterfront

Malecon 2000 is a waterfront boardwalk in Guayaquil, Ecuador’s largest city. Besides giving a tour of the place, I have examined the composite factors that lead to waterfront development projects, impact of public spaces on the local polulation and finally the perceived impact of these regeneration efforts on travel and tourism.

Iguanas of Guayaquil

Iguanas have habited the Simon Bolivar plaza of downtown Guayaquil for generations. Very friendly and virtually domesticated, these lizards are one of the top attractions of the city.

Guayaquil is the biggest city in Ecuador and is located on the the western bank of river Guayas as it meets the Pacific ocean. Having spent the past three weeks in Andean highlands, the moment my bus from Cuenca descended from the mountains into the coastal belt, the scenery changed from eucalyptus trees to palm trees and people shed their alpaca jackets in favour of loose cotton tshirts