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All reviews art galleries colorful houses cobblestone streets the river bars and restaurants nice view great views from the top walk up lots of shops light house cerro santa ana worth the climb historic place beautiful view of the city numbered steps wyndham hotel worth the effort
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a neat walk through a truly beautiful part of the city! Walking up the numbered steps through a colorful display of buildings is neat! Flowers and trees line parts of the way with areas to stop and take in the view! The view...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Diane V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is not the place to walk up if the sun is shining and it's over 80 degrees. But when we started it was cloudy and didn't feel that hot. The humidity gets you about 1/2 way up and you are sweating like crazy. Take...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank fizzy1991
Reviewed 10 November 2018 via mobile

Fabulous walk in a great area. I walked alone and felt perfectly safe. Brightly coloured houses are eye catching and there are plenty are places to eat and drink.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Hotel1978
Reviewed 5 November 2018

Against all sane advice we climbed the steps of Las Peñas in the heat of the midday sun. It was clear that this space becomes the location of quite the nightlife scene by the amount of bars and clubs along the sides of the steps....More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Fayezzz
Reviewed 30 October 2018

Very nice walk round the river of Guayaquil on one of its old streets you can see lots of history here.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Natasha N
Reviewed 22 October 2018

To walk up to the church for the views is a must, once in Guayaguil. Houses surely are pretty and the hike is not too demanding. A lot of small bars everywhere, but they seemed to be quite noisy. Go just before sunset.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank DoubleX
Reviewed 17 October 2018

Beautiful colors and an amazing views along the way. If you go later in the day the bars and restaurants will be open as well. The lighthouse at the top is really astonishing. A trip not to be missed

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Dan G
Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

This is challenging for some. Lots of beautiful views above. Would recommend if you’re able... stairs along a few bars, shops and restaurants. All very safe and open.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Neal L
Reviewed 4 September 2018 via mobile

Cero (hill) Santa Ana, aka Las Peñas, is the heart and soul of Guayaquil. Beautifully restored, suggestion is to walk around lower level to Wyndham Hotel on far side. No need to climb 440 steps to El Faro (lighthouse) although there are various restaurants and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Horseahorse
Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

This barrio has been thoroughly cleaned up, has tight security, and forms a superb component of the malecón 2000. Basically you walk up from the shoreline walk up about 500 steps winding through cute brightly painted houses and small shops. There is a museum, church,...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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16 September 2017|
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Response from IsabeldeRuales | Reviewed this property |
Well, las Peñas is a neighborhood now connected to Pto Santana. You can start from where Pto Santana begins and walk towards las Peñas and you will reach the place where the cannons are. To your right will be the stairs to... More
22 February 2017|
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Response from CFEIII | Reviewed this property |
Here again, I'm guessing, but if there are people on the street, they will stay open, if nobody is around, they close after dark, about 7:00 or so, could be earlier, could be later, Lots of folks down here don't watch the... More