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Cerro Santa Ana

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Address: Guayaquil, Ecuador
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+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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Beautiful view, and after the climb, it is a wonderful experience walk down thru the Peñas and get inside of the art galleries, bars, coffee shops or workshops, drink a cold... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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Guayaquil, Ecuador
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28 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Beautiful view, and after the climb, it is a wonderful experience walk down thru the Peñas and get inside of the art galleries, bars, coffee shops or workshops, drink a cold beer, or get into a restaurant and taste the delicious platain empanadas and other delicacies typicsl of the área.

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Austin, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not for the weak kneed! This is stepping and fetching up over 300 steps to get to El Faro. The lighthouse at the top is pretty neat, plus there are a series of canons scattered around. The view of the river is nice, and you can see a lot of the Malecon including the ferris wheel.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place to go with great views. The climb uphill can be tough for some people, make sure to take water with you.

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Groningen, Groningen, Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Las Penas, Cerro Santa, it's on the same place but very nice. You have to see this and walk through if you visit Guayaquil. It's also a nice workout, walking all those stairs. Nice coloured houses and on top of the hill a lighthouse.

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Guayaquil, Ecuador
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Santa Ana hill is located on the northeast side of town, next to the Guayas River and the traditional neighborhood of Las Peñas, it is my favorite place to visit on Saturdays. It has squares and parks and green areas for recreation and rest. And of course, a majestic view of Guayaquil. Santa Ana hill there are 456 stairs. The... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

beautiful view from the top of the mountain and it is a safe place. muy linda la vista desde la punta del cerro.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This neighborhood apparently used to be rough as guts. Now with a lick of paint and police stationed every 500 meters it's an enjoyable climb through the old streets up to the lighthouse and cannons that used to defend the town from pirates. Given pirates seemed to regularly raid my guess is the canons didn't work terribly well. The views... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

The Cerro Santa Ana, in the city of Guayaquil is located on the banks of the Guayas River and in the traditional Las Peñas neighborhood, on a route of 444 steps are restaurants, cafes, art galleries, cybercafes and craft shops to buy souvenirs, it has small squares and green areas for recreation and rest. I have always wanted to know... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

El Cerro Santa Ana is a place located in the city of Guayaquil, at the foot of the Guayas River and next to the traditional Barrio las Peñas, in the viewpoint of the hill, there are different special activities for tourist use. The Cerro Santa Ana, in addition, is a tourist area, which has 444 steps, in which there are... More 

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Guayaquil, Ecuador
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

One of my favorite places in Guayaquil is Cerro Santa Ana It is very important to know that this hill has are important, history because here is where Guayaquil was born, by the 16th century. We can consider it as one of greatest viewpoints of Guayaquil, is also considered a tourist area very popular by millions of tourists from other... More 

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