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Hotel La Fontana is located in one of the most traditional corners of Guayaquil, downtown area in the banking district (a.k.a. “a well-guarded area”) just three blocks from Malecón 2000 and one block from 9 de Octubre, Hotel La Fontana is one of the best located hotels in the city.
Hotel La Fontana is a small three-storey building that now enjoys the nice recovered ambience of the city. Considering its central location, the hotel is rather quiet. Just across the street is one of the stops for the Metrovía (Electric buses functioning in Guayaquil.), which runs from the bus terminal in the North direct to downtown and beyond.
Within comfortable walking distance, visitors will find restaurants, bars, and nightclubs; artisan markets, museums, and venues, in addition to the city’s oldest churches, parks, plazas, and monuments.
The hotel staff is friendly and helpful and is ready to pamper all guests.
Guayaquil is a warm cheerfull city full of life, close to some of the most beautiful beaches in South America, there is also tropical rainforest to be explored.
The monumental part of the city with the Seminario Park, known as the Iguana´s Park, the churches,The Main Museum, The 9 de Octubre Boulevard, Square and Church “San Francisco”( “Saint Francis” for the English speakers), Culture House Museum, Centenario Park, etc.
Malecón is a historical pillar of our town, since the city grew from it and it played a pivotal role in the city’s development. Being this, such an important part of Guayaquilean life, the Malecón 2000 project was created and it is our pleasure to be able to share the colors of our Malecón and within it the colors of the river. Malecón 2000 has become our heart again and we want to share it with all of our guests. You can not come to Guayaquil without visiting it, again or for the first time.
At the Malecon you can visit:
The construction of this boardwalk is a parallel work to the actions taken by Guayaquil’s City Hall to recuperate and rehabilitate this part of the sea that was once a much concurred spot for swimmers. In this part of town you can see 9 de Octubre avenue, fast food restaurants, the “Cuidadela Ferroviaria” park and the “Guayaquil” park. These parks are for family fun.
Santa Ana hill is located on the northeast side of town, next to the Guayas River and the traditional neighborhood of Las Peñas
The hill, formerly called Cerrito Verde is the place where the city was born when it was founded at its bottom in 1547. Currently, the hill is a tourist spot. In 310 meters you have restaurants, coffee houses, art galleries, and craft shops. It has squares and parks and green areas for recreation and rest. And of course, a majestic view of Guayaquil.
From the top you can see, to the north, the intersection of the Babahoyo and Daule rivers (that form the Guayas river) to the south, the downtown area and Santay Island and Duran to the east. To the west, there’s Mount Carmen and the rest of the city. There are 456 stairs of restaurants, people, services, history, and many more.
Attractions at Santa Ana
Duplicating old Guayaquil, the historical park is a must see spot for those who visit Guayaquil. It is a place where you can go through a forest by using a wooden path that goes through it. Located in Entre Ríos, on the Guayaquil-Samborondón road, it looks to recreate the way of life of yesteryear with three zones: wildlife, urban – architectural and traditions and expositions. This area of 8 hectares is surrounded by all sorts of trees, like the “platanillo” that grows naturally from the Daule River. There are 28 species of animals in captivity, among them: the white tail deer, raccoons, “lavador” bears, and crocodiles. There are 90 species of birds, like the parakeet and the harpey eagle. It is built like a zoo safari. It means that it is a natural habitat in which animals enjoy almost total freedom.
At the park, you can also appreciate structures that represent the traditions of the coast and it recreates two blocks from early 20th century Guayaquil that represent the old town and have been declared of cultural patrimony.
The City of Guayaquil’s General Cemetery is a National Cultural Patrimony. It is one of the most impressive architectural pieces in our town. The central part of the cemetery is the oldest one. In it, you can see the most beautiful statues and mausoleums from Italy and France. It has funerary monuments that are shaped like chapels or temples.More of a cultural legacy, the Cemetery also possesses a rich source of statues and relieves made by skillful craftsmen both local and foreign. As a whole, the Cemetery is like a town in itself; with avenues, streets, roads, stairways that communicate with each other with a big wall that faces the city.