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Las Penas

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Address: Guayaquil, Ecuador
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+593 99 085 7726
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US$65.00*
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Private Guayaquil Half-Day City Tour Including The Malecon and Las Peñas...
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US$35.00*
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Guayaquil City Tour
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US$45.00*
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Guayaquil Night Tour with Rayuela Bar

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Best part of our tour

Climbed up to the top and it was well worth the effort. Great view of the city in all directions. Cooling breeze. Interesting buildings.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
sophia27
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Colchester, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Las Penas is certainly worth a stroll, go earlier in the day to catch the best light on the multicoloured wooden houses. It's the only place where you feel "old Guayaquil", as so much of the rest is modern, concrete, so makes a welcome contrast to that. There are some nice little art galleries in some of the ground floors... More 

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Climbed up to the top and it was well worth the effort. Great view of the city in all directions. Cooling breeze. Interesting buildings.

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Thank sophia27
Guayaquil, Ecuador
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

For running, for jogging, for walking, for a coffee, for nice dinner, for a drink.. a lote for! Great drinks at "La Paleta" Great Music at "Diva Nicotina" Great Coffee at "Sweet n Coffee" Great Stay at "Wyndham Hotel" Great sunset at "Hill's Lighthouse"

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Mississauga, Canada
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46 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017

The view from the top of the 500 stair climb is well worth it! Magnificent view of the city from the top. Along the climb there are many little shops, bars, and places to eat...lots to see and photograph.

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Thank WMazuera
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Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

Brought me back memories of Santa Teresa (Rio de Janeiro) or old San Juan (PR). It's a very colonial, hipster type of place (with a couple of "Irish" pubs and karaoke bars). Very safe if you take the main street, or the stairs to go all the way up the hill. Feel free to take out your phone and take... More 

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Guayaquil, Ecuador
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Reviewed 5 March 2017

A lot of bars and restaurants, it Is a great place to walk and appreciate old architecture from Guayaquil...

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

My husband and I went to Las Penas around 11:00 AM to start the walk up the 444 stairs as we wanted to beat the heat. As you walk up the 444 stairs you are surrounded by bright colored homes, stores, bars and places to eat. We were there as places were just starting to open up. Highly recommend you... More 

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London
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

Safe by night and day (lots of security everywhere). A lot of bars and restaurants with ok prices considering surrounding areas. Nice view on the city plus relax vibe makes it a must visit.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017

Our guide took us to this area and explained how part of it had been revised. Guayaquil has some great ideas to clean up their city and make it beautiful. This was one of them.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

We love Ecuadorian art. We bought a wonderful picture about animals and plants it was a great place to walk and appreciate old architecture from Guayaquil

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