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Reviewed 2 days ago

This was an old shanty town, which was brought back to value by a municipal effort. Safe and worth visiting. Be aware that being a "cerro" (hill) you will need to climb up and down many stairs. The houses are quaint. There are some good views of the city and numerous bars, cafés, small restaurants, and shopping places.

Thank Colesterol
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had such a great experience and even got to take a few selfies with one of the police officers! Loved the views and the colors.

1  Thank Dan G
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Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

Visit the Las Peñas, is transported in time since you are knowing a part of a very strong city, on each rise of the stairs that are certainly 500, it is recommended to climb little by little not to go in a hurry but to enjoy each stop. To reach. At the top and feel in wind on your face ,,. Recommended weekend days that is very safe, not days of the week
Recommended

Thank nixonrivasdelgado
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Reviewed 23 July 2018

In my opinion this was the most charming part of Guayaquil. The stairs, the houses, narrow streets and the views are all great. Climbing up can be a bit taxing on a hot day but the view at the top of the lighthouse is definetly worth it.

Thank shatiel
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Reviewed 9 July 2018

We had a rented car but its forbidden to take it to the top.
We had to walk, but it was OK.
We always felt safe even when there were lots of guys without tshirt on one corner.
Good pictures, people selling water and nice views.

Thank Silasboy_Lx
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Reviewed 8 May 2018 via mobile

We walked up the steps to visit and see the view. There are plenty of places to stop and rest or take photos. It was well worth the effort as this is a very unique place with a charm all it’s own. There are security people everywhere keeping an eye on all activity so we felt very safe. Take a water bottle with you as it’s a very humid environment and you’ll need to rehydrate. There are multiple places to buy snacks or drinks on the way. The old lighthouse and a chapel are at the top.

Thank dixiepeach
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Reviewed 2 May 2018 via mobile

If you can make it up the 444 steps to the top of Santa Ana Hill, and the 52 steps of the lighthouse at the top, you will be rewarded by spectacular views of Guayaquil and the surrounding communities and rivers. My favorite time to go is at night when the lights of the city are magical and there is often a cool breeze.

1  Thank Herb I
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Reviewed 16 March 2018

Great place from which to view the new city, whilst walking through the old. Climb the 444 numbered steps to the top to gain the best views (the lighthouse spiral staircase is extra & those I didn’t count). Lots of bars to rest a while both up and down. Small change rich at the summit is also worth the walk. The faux pirat ship bar was closed at the time of our visit, but never-the-less made for some fun photos, again near the summit.

1  Thank Escape-overseas
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Reviewed 13 March 2018 via mobile

I was no way prepared to walk the 400+ stairs to the top. But there are plenty of places to take breaks and grab a water and keep track of how far you have to go since the steps are numbered. Once you get to the top you have great views, a small church and a lighthouse you can explore. The trip down is much easier.

Thank c_estrellaroca
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Reviewed 9 March 2018

Visiting the place where the city started and typic living is still found was very interesting, you can enjoy the older people narrating stories of the past and anecdotes; some of them, hard to believe.

Thank Elias K
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