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Address: Guayaquil, Ecuador

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Nice area

This is a nice area to visit. Lovely lighthouse and little church at the top. Very colorful houses. Too bad most places were closed, ended up eating back a the Malecon.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
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Vancouver, Canada
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79 reviews 79 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

This is a nice area to visit. Lovely lighthouse and little church at the top. Very colorful houses. Too bad most places were closed, ended up eating back a the Malecon.

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Very nice place to visit. Historic place where Guayaquil was founded. Very interesting because of the mixture of the antique and the modern Guayaquil just minutes away from Las Penas.

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Guayaquil, Ecuador
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42 reviews 42 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Las peñas is the name given to one of the Guayaquil neighborhoods located in Santa Ana's hill were the city started. It is, probably, also the biggest tourist trap on the city. Every tourist or visitor to the city is told to go there independently of their taste or preferences. But lets be realistic: Guayaquil is NOT a tourist place... More 

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Guayaquil, Ecuador
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

If you dont visit Las Peñas you have not being in Guayaquil!! This will make you travel to The old city, walking throught The pretiest colonial houses, you could find nice boutique hotels, and art galleries!! You will need to go up throught 300 steps to get to The top and get One of The best views, and to see... More 

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Budapest, Hungary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

This area is safe during the daytime, but guards at one end will thwart your entry as the sun goes down. This area is to the left of the famous steps. There is still a good deal of crime. That said, if you walk the trail just off of the Malecon, you can get a good sense of the buildings... More 

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

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

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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Spain
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
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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