19 Dec 2018 - 20 Dec 2018
2 guests - 1 room
Guayaquil is the largest city in Ecuador and definitely feels that way. It can often be a passing through point due to its hub status.
Wasn't in the city for long, just passing through on my way down to the beach and back up into the mountains.
While Quito is the capital of Ecuador, Guayaquil is Ecuador's largest city, and it's financial capital. Also, unlike landlocked Quito, Guayaquil is a seaport town.
The "feel" of Guayaquil is definitely more lively, urban, industrial, and somewhat chaotic. Perhaps it was that we mainly stayed in the older, more traditional part of town so we felt like we have been transported back about 20-30 years back. Otherwise, we enjoyed experiencing the local flair, culture, and atmosphere.