This new 8.5 hectare park encloses a wildlife area that has 45 species of birds and other animals ( Arpe Eagles, Iguanas and Caymans) in a natural habitat amidst segments of mangrove forests covering over half of the park’s space,. The third area of the park focuses on local traditions, with an emphasis on rural customs, crafts and agriculture. This park was created by the Central Bank of Ecuador to preserve the culture and customs of the Ecuadorian coast.
The park is divided in three areas, each one dedicated to the preservation of an important part of our history: Wildlife, Urban-Architecture, and Traditions.
1.- Wildlife Section: This area was designed thinking in restore and preserve the original vegetation and wildlife of the main ecosystems of that zone such as “the mangrove, the flooded savanna and the tropical dry forest”, which were very common in that Coastal area in the past.
2.- Architectural Section: In the 1980’s the Central Bank of Ecuador wanted to rescue the building of some historical houses. Those buildings have been being rebuilt at Historic Park to recreate the architectural style of the era through the design of interior and exterior spaces. These give visitors a unique perfect idea of what Guayaquil was like in the early 20th century, and make people to be able to feel that they have backed in time.
3.-Traditions Section: Tries to establish a close encounter with the way of life, customs and production in the coastal countryside of the late 19th century and early 20th century, in which there was a resurgence of the national economy due to the cocoa production
DURATION: 03 hours
- English speaking guide with private transportation
- Entrance fee to park
- Beverage, tips.
- Historic Park
- Culture, flora & fauna