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Cerro Santa Ana

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Address: Guayaquil, Ecuador
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+593 4-230-1998
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Like the ugly duckling to swan tale, this once poor area was transformed...

Like the ugly duckling to swan tale, this once poor area was transformed into a prime tourist attraction – a 465-foot stairway flanked by colorful houses, eateries, gift shops and galleries.

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US$ 35.00*
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Guayaquil City Tour
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US$ 48.00*
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Night Tour in Guayaquil with Drinks at La Paleta Bar
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Guayaquil Night Tour with Rayuela Bar

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The beautiful Cerro Santa Ana

Is an encounter with Guayaquil, because from the top you can see all city, you can see how the Guayas River forms and where Guayaquil begins and ends, the hill has more than 400... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Is an encounter with Guayaquil, because from the top you can see all city, you can see how the Guayas River forms and where Guayaquil begins and ends, the hill has more than 400 steps to the top, climbing the hill in the afternoon can be very tired because the heat, it's recommendable to climb the hill at the morning... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Get ready to walk up lots of stairs I think it's like 440 to reach the top but it's worth it once you get there and see the whole city from that view and on the way up there's plenty of restaurants and bars

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You can see the city from this place. You can go up like 444 steps to the old light house. But if you want to party there are places to da E and eat in every step. So you can enjoy with friends or family

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017

There's 444 steps before you can enjoy the view, but it is worth it. On the way thres several restaurants and cafes + lots of police officers to make your trip safe. Go and see the place, it is worth the climb!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

The climb of 444 steps is half the fun, and the amazing 360 degree view the other half. Definitely do not miss this when you visit Guayaquil; it was the best thing we did. There is a great lighthouse and quaint chapel at the top. Search for Las Penas for more information about this climb, many of the reviews are... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017

This was our favorite activity we did in Guayaquil. I'm a photographer, so I loved the beautiful city views. Beware: the climb up is 444 steps, but it wasn't bad at all. There are shops all along the stairs if you want a break or to buy water. Also be careful to stay on the designated path (the one with... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017

After 444 stairs, the view is breathtaking and a merit for the physical effort by 35°C and nearly 100% humidity! Way up to the top is secured by many guardians, very kindly indicating the way at crossings in the small alleies.

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Guayaquil, Ecuador
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Beautiful view, and after the climb, it is a wonderful experience walk down thru the Peñas and get inside of the art galleries, bars, coffee shops or workshops, drink a cold beer, or get into a restaurant and taste the delicious platain empanadas and other delicacies typicsl of the área.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

Not for the weak kneed! This is stepping and fetching up over 300 steps to get to El Faro. The lighthouse at the top is pretty neat, plus there are a series of canons scattered around. The view of the river is nice, and you can see a lot of the Malecon including the ferris wheel.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Nice place to go with great views. The climb uphill can be tough for some people, make sure to take water with you.

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