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Tourism in Guayaquil
Rich ethnic diversity adds to its enchanted location on the Eastern coast of the Pacific, to the extent that the city is practically filled with life and culture! Although it is known as a place of passage, the many people who have chosen to take up residence there enjoy a thoroughly contemporary lifestyle.
Guayaquil was founded in the 14th century, and was long known as an important port as well as an outstanding colony. Since then, small and constant changes, such as population increase and economic development, have attracted more and more inhabitants to put down roots in this city; although some use it as a stepping stone to find a better life elsewhere, they always maintain their ties with Guayaquil.
The climate of Guayaquil is tropical and highly affected by the presence of the ocean and the cold currents that bathe the city. Because of this, temperatures tend to be pleasant year-round, but sink lower in winter than in other latitudes that would otherwise possess a similar climate. Both the citys climate and its location encourage tourism in this enterprising city, where the visitor can enjoy the multitude of parishes that are both rural and urban. Guayaquils main attractions include: a stroll accompanied by the waves crashing on the Simón Bolivar levee, a visit to the museums, cafés and theaters or indeed a stroll along another of the saltwater levees. Although it does not display the colonial splendor of other South American cities, Guayaquil can pride itself on its vibrancy, a city in which activity never ceases and a demonstration of the true economic motor of Ecuador.