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When is the best time to visit Guayaquil?

Guayaquil is a hot, humid place where the temperature seldom dips below 28°C all year round. Heavy rainfall can be expected from Jan-Apr but hardly any outside this period.

For more detailed information visit our When To Go section.

What language is spoken in Guayaquil?

The main language spoken in Guayaquil is Spanish.

What currency do I need in Guayaquil?

The US dollar is the main currency used in Guayaquil. There are a number of banks in Guayaquil. Notes can be withdrawn from ATMs using a UK credit or debit card, but the permitted withdrawal may be a lower amount than at home.

What is the time difference between Guayaquil and the UK?

The time difference between Guayaquil and the UK is GMT -5 hrs.

What places combine well with Guayaquil?

The Galápagos Islands, 1.5hrs by air; the southern upland city of Cuenca, 175km (2hrs 40mins by road).

How do you get to Guayaquil?

Average flight time is 12 hrs. There are no direct flights from the UK to Ecuador, popular routes to Guayaquil involve a change of plane in Amsterdam, Paris or Madrid. The city is a 50min flight from Quito.

What are the festivals and cultural events in Guayaquil?

Fiestas Julianas:  Guayaquil, 24-5 Jul.  Parades, fireworks, beauty pageants and other events to celebrate the city’s foundation and Simon Bolivar’s birthday.
Dia de Independencia & Dia de Raza: Guayaquil 9-12 Oct.  Various cultural events.

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