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Las Penas

Guayaquil, Ecuador
+593 99 085 7726
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Guayaquil, Ecuador
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"art galleries"
in 34 reviews
"cobblestone streets"
in 9 reviews
"colorful houses"
in 19 reviews
"bars and restaurants"
in 16 reviews
"lots of shops"
in 9 reviews
"nice view"
in 18 reviews
"the river"
in 35 reviews
"great views from the top"
in 5 reviews
"light house"
in 15 reviews
"cerro santa ana"
in 23 reviews
"night life"
in 5 reviews
"historic place"
in 6 reviews
"worth the climb"
in 11 reviews
"beautiful view of the city"
in 5 reviews
"walk up"
in 11 reviews
"entire city"
in 5 reviews
"small church"
in 9 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday

We loved this part of the city - it's so pretty with all the colourful buildings. It can be a sweaty climb on a hot day but the view from the top is lovely. There are plenty of bars, cafes and shops along the walk...More

Thank Melanie4012
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This area of the city has been nicely restored. The walk along the river is really nice and the view won't disappoint you. Along the way, you can eat or have a drink at any of the numerous restaurants and pubs. This is the only...More

Thank Margarita C
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I spent 2 hours and that was enough . You can see colorful houses and there are plenty of pubs . The river looks nice.

Thank Karenyjohn
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We went up here during the day as we are not young, nor party types. I got a sunburn but I'm no worse for wear since we paused along the way. Good views when you get to the top and places to sit occasionally. Worth...More

Thank Anonymous855
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a very old part of Guayaquil that has undergone some urban renewal. The buildings are now painted a variety of bright and happy colors. There are some architecturally interesting buildings to see. Lots of security officers are keeping an eye on activity to...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Might have to do it again during our stay in the evening. Wasn't quite sure if it would be good after dark, but sounds like it is just as safe with security well into the night because of the restaurants and entertainment. 444 steps was...More

Thank liffy10
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Reviewed 14 April 2018

Each step is numbered and the going is quite easy. It’s fascinating seeing the “before” photos on each of the buildings. This once squalid neighbourhood is transformed into a colourful collection of simple homes and family businesses, while retaining its character. Get to the top...More

Thank Cherryl H
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Reviewed 9 April 2018

Las Penas is a beautiful, colorful neighbhorhood with narrow streets that are fun to walk around. If you don't have a lot of time to explore, you can just walk a few streets of the neighborhood from the Malecon (the river board walk). There is...More

Thank winterfe5
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Reviewed 6 April 2018

Las Penas reminded me a little of the favelas we visited while in Rio de Janeiro, except of course, here in Guayacil, armed police were everywhere to ensure the safety of the tourists and visitors. There's no need to be alarmed - a stroll here...More

Thank Hannisze
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Reviewed 28 March 2018

Las penas is the oldest neighborhood of guayaquill, very touristically and secure. In this place you can really feel the south american vibe and culture and the view from the top (cerro Santa Ana) is amazing. Beautiful!!! I was impresed!

Thank Oana V
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debbyresq
17 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
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LarryEmm
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
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