Reasons To Visit Guayaquil
Guayaquil is the largest city in Ecuador and an important port city located along the Pacific Ocean. The city is home to a fascinating range of landmarks and is also located close to many natural destinations for the active traveler. As a thriving city with an interesting past, there are many historic landmarks located around Guayaquil like the colonial architecture of Las Penas or the beautiful Central Bank Building. During your time in the city you must also take a stroll down to the Malecon Simon Bolivar promenade which stays alive both day and night with its many shops, museums and restaurants. The nightlife in the city is also celebrated as amongst the finest in Ecuador, so you can expect to find plenty of buzzing bars and clubs in the small hours of the night.
Arriving In Guayaquil
Jose Joaquin de Olmedo International Airport is the main airport serving Guayaquil situated just 5 km away from the city. If you are looking to fly from the UAE to Guayaquil you will be able to make the journey nonstop as there are no airlines providing direct flights, but the airport has plenty of connections which makes it possible to travel with just a single stopover from the UAE.
At Jose Joaquin de Olmedo International Airport you will find a decent selection of amenities and facilities to meet the needs of travelers. As well as several restaurants, cafés and eateries, you can find duty-free shopping on site to pick up some bargains. Additional amenities available include free Wi-Fi and a number of airport lounges so you can pass the time browsing the web or enjoying your time in luxury. When you have arrived at the airport the easiest way to get into the city is by taxi which is affordable as central Guayaquil is only 5 km away.
Guayaquil Travel Information
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Many nationals including those from the UAE are entitled to enter Ecuador on a visa free basis for up to three months at a time. Guayaquil enjoys warmer temperatures compared to much of Ecuador due to its coastal location with average highs of over 30 degrees most months. However, be advised that there is a rainy season in the region which begins in January and continues through until April. Remember to change up your money to US dollars as this is the currency in Ecuador, while the country is nine hours behind the UAE.
* This information is correct as of January 2018
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