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Address: Guayaquil, Ecuador

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Beautiful View

Not only can you see all of Guayaquil after walking up 444 steps, but you can visit artisans on the way up and down. You can also see how some people live today and in the past.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 31, 2015
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Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

Not only can you see all of Guayaquil after walking up 444 steps, but you can visit artisans on the way up and down. You can also see how some people live today and in the past.

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Puerto Lopez, Ecuador
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

We visited this part at night, which was beautiful with all the coloured houses, but it wasn't the best time, because some area's aren't 100% safe. Luckily there were lots of guards in the streets who could tell you were and were not to go. We felt safe everywhere. During the evening it is a great place for having dinner... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

You have to climb like a 146 steps to get to the light house, it wasn't very fun (not fit person) but it was worth it!!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Major climb in the afternoon sun means you need a drink when you reach the top. Stunning views around the town. The little church is also worth a quick look as is the light house. Lots of security around to make you feel safe

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Santiago, Chile
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

We went all to the top first, to look at the sunset from there. Then we made our way down and had dinner at a nice restaurant with view over the city. What a perfect way to end the day!

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We went on 03/31/15 to the Barrio las Peñas and Cerro Santa Ana Light House. There were 500 stairs (to climb up 500 steps), it was a very good cardio exercise in that day [444 steps (56 steps plus Lighthouse)]. In some sections of stair there was a security person in charge to ensure the safety of tourists.

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Tampere
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

This is a neighbourhood along a few hundred steps, so the climb is tough at midday. There are bars and restaurants along the way to grab a beer and food. Both bars and restaurants could be nicer. But its definitely worth it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

You should do it...once you reach the top it feels like a great accomplishment. Bring lots of water. if you forget its fine, you can buy from any of the many shops and restaurants.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

This was worth the view (and slight breeze) at the top - especially to get an idea of how the river carves up the city. Guayaquil is a vast sprawling metropolis without many landmarks. The steps (444 - each with a number) wind up through the pastel coloured houses. Most houses have a 'before' picture which really helps to give... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

We had 7 hours between our planes from the Galapagos to home so we checked our luggage and went in town. The man at the info desk at the airport suggested Las Penas and the Malecon, so we went. The neighbourhood is built on a steep hill and we climbed all 444 steps to the foot of the lighthouse and... More 

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