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Cerro Santa Ana

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Address: Guayaquil, Ecuador
Phone Number: +593 4-230-1998
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Like the ugly duckling to swan tale, this once poor area was transformed...

Like the ugly duckling to swan tale, this once poor area was transformed into a prime tourist attraction – a 465-foot stairway flanked by colorful houses, eateries, gift shops and galleries.

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Probably the highlight of Guayaquil

Nice walk through an authentic-feeling, yet safe (read : well-policed) neighbourhood. You climb 444 steps to a little church & lighthouse at the top, where you get a view of the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice walk through an authentic-feeling, yet safe (read : well-policed) neighbourhood. You climb 444 steps to a little church & lighthouse at the top, where you get a view of the city you will probably never want to visit again. Lots and lots of bars on the walk back down to stop for a refreshment. Place definitely gets crazy late... More 

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Guayaquil, Ecuador
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Guayaquil keeps with pride its pretty houses, especially in the neighborhood of Las Peñas, where from his Lighthouse I discover a huge city, which has grown on the banks of the great river Guayas. It is impressive to see his silhouette.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We always take friends here, make sure you take water, wear good shoes and hats and put sunscreen on. It's a nice historical place to go to and you can take beautiful photos here but keep hydrated, the heat and humidity can take a toll. The view at the top is fantastic.. 👍🏼

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Really nice walk up through Las Peñas. We were told to stick to the assigned route. There is security all along the way making it very safe for tourists. The views at the top are lovely, especially from the lighthouse. The church is very pretty also. Definitely worth the walk up and not challenging at all.

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Guayaquil, Ecuador
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

It's been said that it is the oldest neighborhood of the city. It sure is a very colourful and entertainment site to be at

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

I don't understand the positive reviews of this area. Yes, there are a couple art galleries that are nice, but walk up the 400+ stairs, and you will see nothing much besides rundown homes and a few restaurants that are dubious at best. It can be a brutal walk up in the heat and humidity, and the only reward is... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

I really enjoyed walking around this classic old area of the city. Some extra signs would have been useful as I missed the stairs down that I was looking for.

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Lelystad, Flevoland, Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

About 420 steps through a nice and safe neighborhood. Worth the climb up. Good views on top and a lot food to buy on your way.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

It's a long 444 steps in the blazing heat but at the top there is a nice little chapel and the lighthouse with views of the river and the city - not exactly stunning picturesque views but if you like that sort of thing... We went around midday and all the little shops were closed and it was heavy going... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

A beautiful and colorful neighborhood in Guayaquil. 400 to 500 steps, not for the faint of heart. There are restaurants, shops, and church to see. Stop for a snack and water. Safe area with lots of people and police. The views of Guayaquil and the waterways are special.

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