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“Beautiful views and lively at night”
Review of Cerro Santa Ana

Cerro Santa Ana
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Guayaquil City Tour and Parque Historico
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

Colourful houses set on a hill with the ruins of a fort. There are over 400 steps to the top, where you are rewarded with 360degree views of the city. There is also a small lighthouse which you can also climb to the top of, and a church, both of which are free entry.

There are two routes to the top, the first is lined with bars and small eateries, and the second a more winding route with various viewpoint stop-offs. Both routes have a noticeable security/police presence who point you in the direction of the safe route. The area is popular with tourists and locals looking for a spot to chill out with friends.

Thank Polo_and_Marco
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Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Went early in the day and found out most of the shops open in the afternoon. There were security officers about every 50 meters lining the street hill to the top of the hill to ensure safety of visitors to the area.

Thank Rochell M
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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
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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 safe as long as you stay on the secured area (you can see the number of the stairs and this is the best way to stay safe). If you need a moment of rest, you can enjoy a beer on one of the numerous bars on the way. Recommended!

Thank ToujoursLaRoute
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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
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