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Wonderfull view

A very good to observe the city of Guayaquil from the top of Cerro Santa Ana. To get to the top you... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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My husband enjoyed walking up

The Faro seems to be the ultimate tourist experience. I chose to stay on a landing just below the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A very good to observe the city of Guayaquil from the top of Cerro Santa Ana. To get to the top you need to climb up the mountain passing the nice neighborhood and get to the top. On the way you can find restaurants and...More

Thank DoronL47
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Faro seems to be the ultimate tourist experience. I chose to stay on a landing just below the lighthouse but my husband ventured up there. He said there were beautiful views over the area. There are stairs, loads of them, leading up to the...More

Thank DanasTrip
Reviewed 2 August 2018

Went here as a couple and loved it. Hike up the stair of Las Penas to get to the lighthouse and the quant churhc. The view of the city is beautiful, especially a dusk when you can see the lights of the city. We ate...More

Thank Holly G
Reviewed 14 June 2018

If you have trouble climbing steps or walking this isn't the place to go but if you can manage 500 steps and they are numbered then it is well worth the climb. 360 view of the city from the light house and it is spectacular.

Thank Jim C
Reviewed 3 June 2018

The clumb up can take some time and be exhausting especially if it is hot... but the view of the lighthouse and the coty overlook is beautiful. Also visit the little church just behind the lighthouse!

Thank 1979Chas_Deb
Reviewed 15 May 2018 via mobile

I was only there for one night and knew that I had to see the view from the top. Yes, it is a hike, but a short and safe one. There were many guards hanging out while the tourists climbed the stairs. But once you...More

Thank Big_sexy97
Reviewed 8 May 2018 via mobile

This is a great old lighthouse to visit and is one of the smallest ones I’ve ever been in. Once you’ve climbed the 444 steps up the hill it’s another 50+ steps inside the lighthouse to reach the observation deck. The steps are very small...More

Thank dixiepeach
Reviewed 12 April 2018

El Faro is atop a hill in the older part of the city. This is an interesting glimpse of Guayaquil, giving you a chance to blend with locals and tourists alike. Also a small chapel at this peak. It was a great day to tour.

Thank Wrinkled_Gringo
Reviewed 6 April 2018

The steps leading up to the Lighthouse are numbered - (I won't mention how many!!) but if an unfit person like me can reach the top, so can you :-). The view of Guayacil from atop was worth it. You can climb up the Lighthouse...More

Thank Hannisze Y
Reviewed 16 March 2018

After climbing the 444 steps to get to the lighthouse it is worth the extra climb around the spiral staircase to be able to view the city from the top. Preeyy building in itself and spectacular 360 degree views of the city.

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Response from Peter_vB2015 | Reviewed this property |
Short taxi ride from the airport, you should be able to squeeze in a climb to the light house. Splendid view from there; don't forget to visit the chapel when you are up there!