Many parks around the world are well known for the number of pigeons that are around. Flying overhead and landing on heads and arms, all for a handout. But in Guayaquil, the Parque Seminario, better known as Iguana Park located at 10 de Augosto Avenue and Chile Avenue takes feeding wildlife to a new extreme.
This park is home to hundreds of iguanas in all shapes, colors and forms. Some of them are up to five feet long. They lazily lounge around the park visitors and hang out in the tree branches above. That is, until someone decides to throw down some bananas for them to feast on. A mad dash to the delicacy and the iguanas pile up while they dine. If you’re in the way, watch out as they won’t hesitate to run over your foot.
Rather inquisitive and quite tame, a little point and shoot camera got me great close up captures of these Jurassic park like creatures.
If you’re stopping over in Guayaquil on your way to the Galapagos, make Parque Seminario a must visit during your stay. It’s a great beginning to the wonderful adventure that awaits you in the islands.