01.27.2015 - 01.27.2015 80 °F
This is a good map to get an idea of where we are for two days on the coast of Ecuador, on the west coast of South America.
Unlike our stay in Manta, our time in Guayaquil is a full-day-all aboard at 8:30pm.
A half hour shuttle bus ride from the port brought us to Parque Seminario – also known as Iguana Park.
After a brief visit to the beautiful Cathedral and a nod to Bolivar, we strolled off toward Rio Guayas and the beautiful Malećon 2000.
This waterfront promenade is popular with everyone.
Ecuadorians honor and revere their liberators, Bolivar and San Martin.
The river flows quickly and this bird is quite willing to take a ride on some of the unending supply of water hyacinth that floats by.
Our destination lies at the eastern end of the boardwalk at the lighthouse on Santa Ana Hill.
The old colonial and artist section of the city, called Las Peñas, has been beautified and the new steps (there is no road) have actually been numbered – all 444 of them!
A little black cat on a side “street” waits for visitors.
Yes, we are here together – almost at the top – in the remnants of Fortin del Cerro.
El Faro, the lighthouse – just 52 more steps to the top.
Hästa made it too!!