One thing that I noticed here is that unlike other south American cities, the central part was completely deserted at night. Owing, I was told, to the fact that it was very dangerous after dark.
The city has developed the once dangerous dock area into the Malecon 2000 - a boardwalk along the river filled with shops and bars.
One of the tall ships docked at Malecon
Las Peñas from Malecon
Historic street in Las Peñas
The steps in Las Peñas
Guayaquil from Las Peñas
Another view of Guayaquil from Las Peñas
The river from Las Peñas
Iguanas in the trees
Malecon 2000 and Las Peñas really were the only places worth visiting in Guayaquil.