Children will have a great time here: the iguanas are completely used to human contact. They will love them!

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Parque de las Iguanas

Mini pet dragons!

If you are travelling to Guayaquil with children that tire of architectural or cultural visits, a fun leisure option would be to go to the Parque de las Iguanas (Iguana Park), which is also known as Parque Seminario. You will find it right in the city centre just in front of the Cathedral. It is believed that the space that the park now occupies used to be the Plaza Mayor in the 17th century until the design of the city was changed in order to prevent the frequent attacks by pirates as well as to prevent fires. With their appearance of miniature dragons, the iguanas of Guayaquil are more than used to children and adults that photograph them and throw them food as they slowly stroll on the grass. You have to take care of the ones that climb up the trees and are out of sight, not because they may be dangerous but because they might "relieve" themselves over the more distracted tourists.

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