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If you have trouble climbing steps or walking this isn't the place to go but if you can manage 500... read more

Reviewed 14 June 2018
Jim C
500 steps up but a beautiful view awaits

The clumb up can take some time and be exhausting especially if it is hot... but the view of the... read more

Reviewed 2 June 2018
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Reviewed 14 June 2018

If you have trouble climbing steps or walking this isn't the place to go but if you can manage 500 steps and they are numbered then it is well worth the climb. 360 view of the city from the light house and it is spectacular.

Thank Jim C
Reviewed 2 June 2018

The clumb up can take some time and be exhausting especially if it is hot... but the view of the lighthouse and the coty overlook is beautiful. Also visit the little church just behind the lighthouse!

Thank 1979Chas_Deb
Reviewed 14 May 2018 via mobile

I was only there for one night and knew that I had to see the view from the top. Yes, it is a hike, but a short and safe one. There were many guards hanging out while the tourists climbed the stairs. But once you...More

Thank Big_sexy97
Reviewed 8 May 2018 via mobile

This is a great old lighthouse to visit and is one of the smallest ones I’ve ever been in. Once you’ve climbed the 444 steps up the hill it’s another 50+ steps inside the lighthouse to reach the observation deck. The steps are very small...More

Thank dixiepeach
Reviewed 11 April 2018

El Faro is atop a hill in the older part of the city. This is an interesting glimpse of Guayaquil, giving you a chance to blend with locals and tourists alike. Also a small chapel at this peak. It was a great day to tour.

Thank Wrinkled_Gringo
Reviewed 6 April 2018

The steps leading up to the Lighthouse are numbered - (I won't mention how many!!) but if an unfit person like me can reach the top, so can you :-). The view of Guayacil from atop was worth it. You can climb up the Lighthouse...More

Thank Hannisze
Reviewed 15 March 2018

After climbing the 444 steps to get to the lighthouse it is worth the extra climb around the spiral staircase to be able to view the city from the top. Preeyy building in itself and spectacular 360 degree views of the city.

Thank Escape-overseas
Reviewed 13 March 2018 via mobile

It’s a hard climb up Santa Ana to see the lighthouse and the small church but it is so worth it. I’ve never seen a blue and white lighthouse before and it was beautiful as was the small church, also at the top. The view...More

Thank Philip C
Reviewed 7 March 2018

you have to make it up all the flight of stair to get your reward of a sight. the pics taken from here are wonderful. All will be great only if you make it to the top.

Thank Vanessa J
Reviewed 4 March 2018

Totally enjoyed my trip to the top. I had a wonderful view from the highest point in Guayaquil. I recommend this to everyone.

Thank Myssuunda
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Response from Peter_vB2015 | Reviewed this property |
Short taxi ride from the airport, you should be able to squeeze in a climb to the light house. Splendid view from there; don't forget to visit the chapel when you are up there!