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Cerro Santa Ana

Guayaquil, Ecuador
+593 4-230-1998
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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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  • Average5%
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Guayaquil, Ecuador
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a good hill to dive/climb up to get a view of the city. It was a nice way to pass an hour or two between other sites. It's close to a bunch of other cool things to do in Guayaquil so it makes...More

Thank Brian H
Reviewed 12 October 2017

recently i was wisiting Guayaquil and amongst places wisitied was Cerro Santa Ana. The place is all clean and safe with lots a good restaurants ,upper class. Not cheap there but very elegant and top food in every place there. Recomend any traveller to see...More

Thank Bjorn B
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

A bit of a trek up the hill with many steps but well worth the view. Quaint little lighthouse, chapel and museum/park at the top. Many places to stop off for a snack, meal, drink or icecream.

Thank majormotoko
Reviewed 19 September 2017 via mobile

The climb is easy, especially if you stop periodically to look at the shops. Id recommend climbing around 5 and watching the sunset on top. Great view of a beautiful city!

Thank dhalpert7
Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

Colourful houses set on a hill with the ruins of a fort. There are over 400 steps to the top, where you are rewarded with 360degree views of the city. There is also a small lighthouse which you can also climb to the top of,...More

Thank Polo_and_Marco
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Went early in the day and found out most of the shops open in the afternoon. There were security officers about every 50 meters lining the street hill to the top of the hill to ensure safety of visitors to the area.

Thank Rochell M
Reviewed 20 July 2017

We visited this Hill and it is OK, but not exciting or historic for us. We went at night, so we got great pictures of the Malecon and the Ferris Wheel.

Thank Elias G
Reviewed 1 July 2017

...if you want to take the 445 stairs that will lead you to the last level of this trip. Picturesque experience, very nice view from the top. It worth also visiting the church and "Il Pharo" once you managed to arrive up. It is very...More

Thank ToujoursLaRoute
Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

Nice view from the top, young couple like to hang out there. Polices in every corner. But don't except you can find a nice restaurant to eat. And only 444 steps to the top...

Thank ddembb425
Reviewed 23 June 2017

Quite a beautiful, small church at the top of the hill where El Faro de Guayaquil resides. The interior has gorgeous stain glass windows and it’s a great place to stop and contemplate. The views from right outside the church are quite nice, overlooking the...More

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Cathie O
16 April 2017|
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Response from CFEIII | Reviewed this property |
things open up about 9:00 or 10:00 every morning, watch out for Sundays and Mondays though, museums are closed on Mondays, some shops follow suit. Best bet, Tuesday - Saturday 9:00 - 6:00