Imagine a veritable time capsule hidden away from the hustle and bustle of the great Pacific port of Guayaquil. In the 1980s, historic buildings threatened with destruction were moved, rebuilt and renovated plank-by-plank on the banks of the Daule. Hotel del Parque was one of these buildings. Today, you can discover it standing elegantly, wrapped in the tropical bosom of a vast botanical garden.
Sitting on the waterfront, the hotel’s restaurant, Casa Julián, specialises in the finest seafood and freshest fish. Having embraced the local culinary tradition of soups and stews, its chef is also known to skilfully play with the flavours and textures of avocado, banana and cocoa.