Guayaquil is the largest city in Ecuador. Guayaquil was founded on July 25, 1538 with the name Muy Noble y Muy Leal Ciudad de Santiago de Guayaquil (Most Noble and Most Loyal City of St. James of Guayaquil) by Spanish Conquistador Francisco de Orellana. Even before it was founded by the Spanish, it already existed as a native village.
Guayaquil features a tropical savanna climate. The climate is hot and generally humid throughout the year with little variation in average temperatures. Rainfall is heavy between January and April, during el Nino years rainfall may increase dramatically and flooding usually occurs. Typically however, rainfall is minimal from May until mid December due to the cooling influence of the Humboldt Current.
Things to see and do
• Malecon 2000
• Cerro Santa Ana
• Parque Historico Guayaquil