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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.
Guayaquil, Ecuador
+593 4-230-1998
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Reviewed 21 July 2017

We visited this Hill and it is OK, but not exciting or historic for us. We went at night, so we got great pictures of the Malecon and the Ferris Wheel.

Thank Elias G
Reviewed 1 July 2017

...if you want to take the 445 stairs that will lead you to the last level of this trip. Picturesque experience, very nice view from the top. It worth also visiting the church and "Il Pharo" once you managed to arrive up. It is very...More

Thank ToujoursLaRoute
Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

Nice view from the top, young couple like to hang out there. Polices in every corner. But don't except you can find a nice restaurant to eat. And only 444 steps to the top...

Thank ddembb425
Reviewed 23 June 2017

Quite a beautiful, small church at the top of the hill where El Faro de Guayaquil resides. The interior has gorgeous stain glass windows and it’s a great place to stop and contemplate. The views from right outside the church are quite nice, overlooking the...More

Reviewed 20 June 2017

Views from here are awesome; however, be mindful of what route you take (see accompanying pictures). There is a “safe” route and a “dangerous” route. The route you wish to take will be obvious to you as there will “world globe” at the entry point...More

1  Thank Gene H
Reviewed 14 June 2017

El Cerro Santa Ana is located northeast of the city of Guayaquil, next to the traditional Barrio las Peñas. It covers an approximate area of 13.5 hectares, with a population estimated at 4,105 inhabitants. Cerro Santa Ana is one of the most important tourist attractions...More

Thank Paulette B
Reviewed 10 June 2017

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. Cerro Santa Ana,...More

Thank Jazmin B
Reviewed 4 June 2017

Part of the must-see tour of Guayaquil, by the Malecon and Las Penas -- not too much walking and very pleasant.

Thank HampsteadCarrie
Reviewed 21 May 2017

Cerro Santa Ana (hill) is where the city of Guayaquil was born in 1530 by the Spaniards and it became a major port in what is now Ecuador, It's a lovely tourist attraction with a 400 plus steps to the top of the hill where...More

1  Thank Richie S
Reviewed 15 May 2017

This is a beautiful part of the old city that has been redone. There are artist shop along the way and places to stop for drinks. Getting to the top of the steps you are rewarded by a complete view of the city, both new...More

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Joan Marie W
26 September 2018|
Response from Herb I | Reviewed this property |
Any that are near the hill or near the waterfront will tell you
Cathie O
16 April 2017|
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Response from CFEIII | Reviewed this property |
things open up about 9:00 or 10:00 every morning, watch out for Sundays and Mondays though, museums are closed on Mondays, some shops follow suit. Best bet, Tuesday - Saturday 9:00 - 6:00