Malecón Simón Bolívar / 2000
You can do everything on this promenade: read, go for a walk, play sport, play games with children, go round the shops, go out for dinner, go to the cinema and much more.
A starting point.
El Malecón Simón Bolívar (the Simón Bolívar Promenade), also known as Malecón 2000, is the best place to start exploring Guayaquil with its 2.5 kilometre walkway running along the Guayas river. Its exotic nature is combined with an abundance of shopping centes, restaurants and outdoor bars. It is a promenade that has had its old structure renovated and is divided into sections by different colours and themes. You can exercise here as there is a circuit for jogging which is used as an open air gym. You can enjoy the lushness of the Malecón gardens, which houses over 350 natural species and a space for reading, or spend an enjoyable afternoon playing games and visiting attractions if you are travelling with children. The best way to finish off a stroll down the Malecón 2000 is by having a quiet dinner in one of its bars and restaurants or by going to a 3D film session at the IMAX-Malecón 2000 Theatre, which was the first of its kind to be built in Latin America.