Go over Simon Bolivar Pier and enjoy of:
· Its big group of sculptures with a length of 2.5 km
· You can do your shopping in the Malecon 2000 mall
· Visit the craft market located in the south wing, next to the renewed South Market (Cristal Palace)
· The beautiful gardens and fountains
· The exercises zone and the Safari Park for the kids.
While you are on the Simon Bolivar Pier you can make lots of activities as:
The Ferris Wheel "La Perla", offers an entertaining ride for tourists, who can admire the city from the top. With 57 meters high it is the highest wheel of South America, and is located in the northern part of the Simon Bolivar Pier. The wheel completes its journey in 12 minutes.
ADDRESS: Simon Bolivar Pier
HOURS: Sunday to Thursday, from 10 h 00 to 22 h:00, and on Fridays and Saturdays, from 10 h 00 to 24 h 00
COST: Monday-Friday $3.50. Saturday and Sunday $5. Seniors and disabled persons pay the half.
Rides for the Guayas River on board of the Henry Morgan boat.
o ADDRESS: Simon Bolivar Pier, at the same level of Sucre’s Street pier.
o SCHEDULES: 12h30, 14h00, 16h00, 18h00, 19h30 y 21h30.
o COST: Adult $7,00; Children and Seniors $5,00. Infants: Free Admission.
o LENGTH: 2 hours
RIDES FOR THE GUAYAS RIVER ON FIBER BOATS.
oADDRESS: Simon Bolivar Pier, Marine Yatch Club
oSCHEDULES: From 09h00
oCOST: Adult $4,00; Children, Seniors and handicapped $2,50.
oLength: 40 minutes.
oCONTACT: Cancique Tumbala, telephone 0996442143 – 0997548383
oWEB SITE: www.caciquetumbala.com
o SCHEDULES: 10h40, 13h40, 15h30, 17h20, 19h10.
o COST: $6,00 Adults; $4,00 Seniors, handicap y children.
o LENGHT: 1 hour.
o BUS STOP: Olmedo Plan at Simón Bolivar Pier, close to Unión Club; Rotonda Hemicycle at Simón Bolívar Pier and 9 de Octubre Boulevard.
· VISIT THE MUSEUMS LOCATED IN THE SIMON BOLIVAR PIER
o ADDRESS: Simón Bolivar Pier, next to Loja street , under the Malecon Cinema.
o SCHEDULES: Tuesday thru Sunday from 09h00 to 13h30 and from 16h00 to 20h00
o COST: Free Admission.
· ANTROPOLOGICAL MUSEUM AND CONTEMPORARY ART (MAAC)
· ADDRESS: Simón Bolívar Pier, close to Loja street
· SCHEDULES: Monday thru Friday from 08h30 to 16h30; Saturdays and Sundays from 09h00 to 17h00.
COST: Free Admission.
o ADDRESS: Simón Bolivar Pier, close to Loja Street.
o Visit the web page http://cinemamalecon.com/cine/, to know the schedules. costs and movie listings, you can also buy the tickets ONLINE.
If you wonder what you can eat, the Simon Bolivar has a lot of restaurants on its 2.5 km; a food court with the Guayas river view located by the Malecon Cinema. If you like to visit some of the “huecas” that were declared “ Guayaquil Gastronomic Destination” a few meters from the pier you will find:
o Address: Malecón Simón Bolivar av. and Imbabura
o Address: Pedro Carbo av. 103 and roca Street.
o Address: General Córdova av. and Mendiburo street.
o Address: Luis Urdaneta Street and Rocafuerte av.
o Address: General Córdova av. 547 and Mendiburo street
o Address: Panamá av. 201 y roca street
o Address: p. Icaza Street and General Córdova av.
o Address: Gral. Córdova av.700 and Luis Urdaneta street
o Address: Eloy Alfaro Street and Capitán Nájera
o Address: Capitán Nájera Street between Chile y Eloy Alfaro street.
Visit Santa Ana Hill, Las Peñas neighborhood and Santa Ana Port:
Address: Sargento Morán de Buitrón, Santa Ana Hill
Three landmarks, located so close from each other, offer lots of activities to do.
Santa Ana Hill
The Diego Noboa y Arteta stairways with 444 stairs offer several resting zones that allow people to enjoy of a beautiful view of the city. It also has different restaurants, bars and food bars.
Inside the Santa Ana Hill you will be able to visit the following places: Busto Diego Noboa
· The Hill Fountain
· Santiago´s sword
· Santa Ana’S Nautical Museum El Fortin
· Symbols Square
· The Lighthouse
· Santa Ana Hill’s Chapel
· La Planchada El Fortin
· Las Peñas Neighborhood
An historic neighborhood, a world wide known. The patrimonial house facades , that transport the visitors to the colonial times. The walkthrough by this neighborhood and its cobblestone paviment, Numa Pompilio Llona, include beautiful art galleries and bars.
Santa Ana Port
Walking by Numa Pompilio Llona, you will arrive to Santa Ana Port where you will have an extensive view of Guatyas river. You will also have the option to visit 3 museums located in the Astillero building, free admission and with the following schedule:Wednesday thru Saturday 10h00 to 13h00; 14h00 to 17h00 and Sunday 10h00 to 15h00.
These museums pay tribute to Guayaquil’s most popular sporting clubs and soccer teams.
ADDRESS: Astillero Building 1st floor.
This museum, primarly composed by singers and their families donations, overview of more tan a century of outstanding authors history.
ADDRESS: Astillero Building 2nd floor.
o Beer Museum
This museum is located where the National Brewery operated from 1887 and narrates the 10.000 years of beer history in the world and the 100 years of Guayaquil´s beer history.
ADDRESS: Astillero Building 2nd floor.
· SANTO DOMINGO CHURCH
Few meters away from the Santa Ana Hill´s stairways, you will find the first church built in this city. This church has a high touristic since is the first to have the only cross built on that time, same as its adobe wall and the only one to keep the exterior cross.