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Guayaquil, Ecuador
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All reviews art galleries colorful houses cobblestone streets bars and restaurants the river nice view lots of shops great views from the top light house cerro santa ana historic place worth the climb beautiful view of the city walk up numbered steps worth the effort enjoy the view
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is challenging for some. Lots of beautiful views above. Would recommend if you’re able... stairs along a few bars, shops and restaurants. All very safe and open.

Thank Neal L
Reviewed 4 September 2018 via mobile

Cero (hill) Santa Ana, aka Las Peñas, is the heart and soul of Guayaquil. Beautifully restored, suggestion is to walk around lower level to Wyndham Hotel on far side. No need to climb 440 steps to El Faro (lighthouse) although there are various restaurants and...More

Thank Horseahorse
Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

This barrio has been thoroughly cleaned up, has tight security, and forms a superb component of the malecón 2000. Basically you walk up from the shoreline walk up about 500 steps winding through cute brightly painted houses and small shops. There is a museum, church,...More

Thank gdryden
Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

Nice safe neighbourhood to walk through. Be sure to check prices, as some of the bars will overcharge. avoid fountain bar, they charged us $8 for something that was $2 on the menu and refused to give us the correct change when we confronted them...More

Thank Robert B
Reviewed 10 August 2018

This is a worthwhile tourist attraction, but it is just that. In walking distance from the Wyndham hotel. Otherwise take a taxi and you will be dropped off at the base of the stairs. It's not as arduous as it sounds, and there are lots...More

Thank DishesToDieFor
Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

We climbed the 400+ steps to enjoy the views and it was worth it. Darling shops and small restaurants along the way. A truly unique part of town worth visiting.

Thank 8636travel
Reviewed 21 May 2018

We loved this part of the city - it's so pretty with all the colourful buildings. It can be a sweaty climb on a hot day but the view from the top is lovely. There are plenty of bars, cafes and shops along the walk...More

Thank Melanie4012
Reviewed 20 May 2018

This area of the city has been nicely restored. The walk along the river is really nice and the view won't disappoint you. Along the way, you can eat or have a drink at any of the numerous restaurants and pubs. This is the only...More

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Reviewed 17 May 2018 via mobile

I spent 2 hours and that was enough . You can see colorful houses and there are plenty of pubs . The river looks nice.

Thank Karenyjohn
Reviewed 14 May 2018

We went up here during the day as we are not young, nor party types. I got a sunburn but I'm no worse for wear since we paused along the way. Good views when you get to the top and places to sit occasionally. Worth...More

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16 September 2017|
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Response from IsabeldeRuales | Reviewed this property |
Well, las Peñas is a neighborhood now connected to Pto Santana. You can start from where Pto Santana begins and walk towards las Peñas and you will reach the place where the cannons are. To your right will be the stairs to... More
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Response from CFEIII | Reviewed this property |
Here again, I'm guessing, but if there are people on the street, they will stay open, if nobody is around, they close after dark, about 7:00 or so, could be earlier, could be later, Lots of folks down here don't watch the... More