Guayaquil is the largest and most populous city in Ecuador.Guayaquil is one of the main South American ports in the Pacific. The climate is hot for the first semester of the year and breeze cool for the rest of it. A proud city of the tropics where foreigners are well received, music rules and seafood is a must. In the last decade, the city has undergone positive change. The beautiful riverfront promenade “Malecon 2000” , green areas and modern shopping arcades all over the city attracts tourism from inside and outside the country.Though tremors were felt during the recent earthquake in Ecuador, the main areas of Guayaquil remain unscathed and structurally unaffected.The origin of the name “Guayaquil” derives from the love story myth of Tribal Chief “Guayas” and his wife “Quil”.The city was founded on July 25, 1538 with the name “Santiago de Guayaquil” by Spanish Conquistador Francisco de Orellana. Even before it was founded by the Spanish, it already existed as a native village of the “Huancavilca” tribe.A plunder destination for pirates. In 1687, Guayaquil was looted by George d’Hout (English) and Picard and Groniet (Frenchmen). In 1709, the English captains Woodes Rogers, Etienne Courtney, and William Dampier along with hundreds of pirates, attacked Guayaquil and demanded ransom

Airport: GYE Jose Joaquin de Olmedo International Airport Cities in Ecuador

Country: Ecuador