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Las Penas

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Address: Guayaquil, Ecuador

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Sorry, hard for me to believe anyone would have an issue here and I doubt the 8 boy story because there are cops EVERYWHERE. One wrong turn, literally one step, and a cop will... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Sorry, hard for me to believe anyone would have an issue here and I doubt the 8 boy story because there are cops EVERYWHERE. One wrong turn, literally one step, and a cop will yell to you to turn the other way. Totally safe. Just do not stumble up here drunk at 1am or something and you will be fine.

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Guayaquil, Ecuador
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

This is an artistic and entertainment area. The lower street leads past art galleries and other outlets to a boutique hotel, flats in the old brewery and other bars (Artur Bar has excellent views down the river). Many of the houses have been restored to their former glory. Climbing the steps from the entry to Las Penas up the Cerro... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

the santa ana hill and its stairways and callejones are already a very nice place to visit, from the faro u have a great view all over guayaquil, and when u are up there at sunset in summer and u are really lucky, u can see chimborazo from there (no lie!). but las penas and its reconstructed colonial houses is... More 

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Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

510 Steps up. Try going on a sunless day!!! Take water and comfy shoes. Take pauses on your way up. Don't expect much at the top…

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Valletta, Malta
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

From a distance you see all the colorful houses climbing up the steep slopes of this beautiful hill!!.... I was on my own and maybe not on the right tourist track? but after a short time I did begin to feel quite nervous! very rough looking guys staring at you!, the street were filthy, feeling that I was being followed,... More 

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Cairo, Egypt
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Climbed the 440 stairs, loved my journey upwards... the colors of houses are so inspiring, loved the whole place

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Oshawa, Ontario
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

If you like to explore and see new things and are willing to make an effort, you will be rewarded wth wonderul views and some unique street scenes. This is really a warren of small streets and alleys through some charming but rustic neighbourhoods that are more like a string of little neighbourhoods with small shops and studios, neighbourhood bars... More 

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Rancho Santa Fe, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

This old town of Guayaquil is one of the nicest things to do in town. Old houses, art galleries and little restaurants over look the river and the downtown.

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Guayaquil, Ecuador
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Place was fine. Some people were extremely drunk. That was disappointing. Prices are below average and you may have a good meal at 360 board.

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Castle Rock, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

I do not understand how Las Penas received a Certificate of Excellence. Four of us did not think it was worth the stop. Maybe we were looking for something that is not there. We were lookinig for a resturant in a quaint neighborhood possibly with a view. All we found was mostly small bars (less than 20 allowed seating ),... More 

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Address: Guayaquil, Ecuador
Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Guayas Province  >  Guayaquil

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