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Las Penas

Guayaquil, Ecuador
+593 99 085 7726
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Guayaquil, Ecuador
+593 99 085 7726
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We climbed up the stairs and were rewarded with an amazing view. It is very worthwhile to get to the top. The way to get there is relatively clear and there are lots of security people throughout the neighborhood. However, on the way back we...More

Thank Cindy A
Reviewed 6 days ago

I went on a very hot day and climbed all the stairs to the to the top. It was a very nice view with people selling cold water to you almost every 50 steps

Thank Sonia R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a climb of 444 stairs and multiple turns and landings. Enjoy the climb except no stores, shops, restaurant, and bars not opened. It was a Tuesday afternoon with rain. Lighthouse and chapel is worth the effort. The view is 360 degrees. So you’ll...More

Thank David20130609
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A beautifully restored historic area. Full Hey of restaurants and great view. Safety was always a problem but that has changed with police and private security!

Thank PepePitMD
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My colleague and I were in Las Penas and going to climb the 444 steps to the lighthouse and chapel on a Sunday afternoon last April. He decided he was hungry, so we delayed our climb and tried to navigate our way to a restaurant...More

6  Thank Stephen D
Reviewed 14 January 2018

This is a fascinating trip you must make visiting Guayaquil. It was a warm, sunny day, and the water I took was important because I sweated a lot. You will definitely want good walking shoes and a camera. The platform holding the lighthouse is impressive,...More

Thank floridaleeman
Reviewed 11 January 2018

The view is well worth the hike up the hillside. This is one of the most interesting pathways I've ever been on--the entire trail up to the top is lined with actual homes and businesses and schools for the residents. You'll be watched and followed...More

Thank Brian H
Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

This is the only street that remained intact after the great city fire of 1896. Now a Patrimony of the city. Bohemian neighborhood for painters, theatre. Check if there is something played at the Albert Paulsen Drama School and/or Casa Cino Fabiani and stop for...More

Thank Juan V
Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

We walked this several times to get to the Malacon, you can stay on the ground level or walk up into what looks like just houses but there's quite a few restaurants and bars. It's quite a hike up but the views are magnificent from...More

Thank Berries1
Reviewed 26 December 2017

Great fun to climb to the top with the kids, beautiful view once there. Took us about half an hour to get to the top with lots of little buildings and a couple of shops to look at along the way.

Thank pppbooma
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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