Founded during the Spanish conquest. in. 1537, Guayaquil – the largest city in Ecuador, with a population of about 2.5 milloion – is the country's main business center and port. During the past two decades this tropical city drenched with the brilliant colors of fruit trees, flowering palms, native plants and wild orchids, took on some of the most comprehensive urban revitalization projects in South America. These all led to new foreign direct investments, safer neighborhoods, historic restorations and an increase in leisure visitors.
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