Parque Seminario, Guayaquil

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Pay attention as you walk through Parque Seminario, or you might trip over one of the park's namesake lizards. The small square, once the main one in the city, gradually fell into disrepair over the years, until it was essentially taken over by a significant population of iguanas. Nowadays the large reptiles live in harmony with the humans who use the park, even deigning to pose for the occasional touristy photo. Don't worry if an iguana approaches you--it won't bite, and might climb up onto your leg if you're lucky. Make Parque Seminario a part of your Guayaquil vacation plans using our Guayaquil trip itinerary planner.
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  • Absolutely loved spending time here watching and photographing the iguanas. Lovely setting across from the Metropolitan Cathedral.  more »
  • I am sadden by the recent visit to Iguana in NY. The services was disgusting. We waited for 45 mins to get our order taken and then another half hour for soda refills….we then found out they could....  more »
  • Small and historic place right in front of the Cathedral. It's commonly known as the "Iguana Park". In sunny days you can see up to 500 iguanas wandering around. If not sunny, you'll see them on the trees. Squirrels and turtles are also there! Lovely visit, you can spend for around 45 min to an hour for your visit.
  • Lovely park filled with iguanas (careful not to step on one) in downtown Guayaquil right across from the cathedral. Pretty amazing sight for those from out of town - the locals just take it all for granted. If going here bring your camera - you will want it.

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