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Worth going to guayaquil for weekend from NY?

Worth going to guayaquil for weekend from NY?

Old Mar 20, 16, 4:27 pm
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Worth going to guayaquil for weekend from NY?

Found good fare to go to GYE from NYC. Wondering whether worth visiting. Have option of 48 or 24 hours on the ground
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Old Mar 20, 16, 8:08 pm
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Guayaquil is a mostly modern city -- it's Ecuador's booming financial center -- and doesn't have the sights and culture of Quito. There are a few things to see (some interesting museums and the Malecón, the restored riverfront). You could fill up a weekend with them. If you're going all that way, opt for 48 hours.
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Old Mar 21, 16, 8:57 am
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In a word, no. IMHO Guayaquil is a waste of time.

However, you can easily get from there to Cuenca or to the beaches around Montaņita. Both are worth visiting although Montaņita itself is a scruffy hole.
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Old Mar 21, 16, 9:00 am
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Originally Posted by Siempre Viajando View Post
In a word, no. IMHO Guayaquil is a waste of time.

However, you can easily get from there to Cuenca or to the beaches around Montaņita. Both are worth visiting although Montaņita itself is a scruffy hole.
Thx for the honesty...
How far are Cuenca and Montanita? How does one get there? Rent a car and driver?
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Old Jan 22, 17, 9:56 am
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How far are Cuenca and Montanita? How does one get there? Rent a car and driver?
I am wondering the same.
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Old Jan 23, 17, 7:25 am
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Check to see if the same fare is available to Quito (UIO).
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