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Address: Guayaquil, Ecuador

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colorful hillside - lots of steps to climb!

My friend and I were in Guayaquil for a long layover on our way back to the States and decided to venture out into the city for the afternoon. We headed to this area as other... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
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Brooklyn, New York
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Brooklyn, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

My friend and I were in Guayaquil for a long layover on our way back to the States and decided to venture out into the city for the afternoon. We headed to this area as other reviewers had suggested it as a good (and relatively safe) walking zone. Indeed it was - there was a pop up street market near... More 

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Ontario
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

This area of Santa Ana Hill used to be the seedy ghetto of Guayaquil, but has been turned into a colorful and unique area that now hails as a tourist attraction. The "regeneration" of the area maintains the charm of its historic past, while catering to the visitors. It is one of the oldest areas of Guayaquil, sitting on the... More 

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Zoetermeer, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015 via mobile

Try to visit this hilly neigbourhood for a couple of hours. The setting is verry nices, there are interesting shops and artists around and still has a lot of locals living around. Great views after walking the 444 steps to the phare. It's safe to visit if you stay on the main route uphill.

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New York, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

The walk around is not very long and it sometime feel like a tourist trap but it is a pleasant walk. Arriving at the top is particularly nice and the beautiful view is comprehensive and unexpected. Sunset from the top is strongly recommended

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Beautiful street, colorfull houses. Not enough bars for a coffee or a cold drink. Safe enviremont. You have a good vieuw on the rivet.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

If you're going to go visit Las Peñas during the day, you have to go up all the way to the top at least once. The views are the best in Guayaquil and it's beautiful up there. If you're going to go to have a few beers at night, it can be fun, but you have to be careful (as... More 

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Wilton, Connecticut, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

There are numbered steps(440 to the top). At the top walk up the stairs to the Lighthouse for a fantastic view! The colorful houses are beautiful.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Lots of nice little bars; Wednesday night theater or live music at Diva Nicotina. Also singers at various bars, and all the way up there is the light house. Peñas is where Guayaquil was founded (Cerro Santa Ana). The historic road Numa Pompilio Llona has beautiful historic wooden buildings from the beginning of the last century and part of Ecuador's... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Well when they told me it was going to be 500 steps to get to the top of this historical, colonial, village, I had second thoughts, but walking along the beautiful river park and into the village, it was so quaint and lovely with old post lights and lovely flower gardens, we decided to try it. You can stop along... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Beautiful place. Is a place where locals & tourist hang out. you find good food, bars & disco. as you get to the top there's a beautiful church. and you get to enjoy the beautiful scenery of the river and guayquil.

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