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Cerro Santa Ana: Tours & Tickets

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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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Guayaquil, Ecuador
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The small mountain full of colorful houses is great to take pictures, however, not that safe to wonder around in group or alone.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Travelingourworldwck
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Pickpockets stole my kindle here. I could eventually get it back on my own. However, none of the locals around us (families with children) tried anything to help me, even though I yelled quite loud. This sight is in a criminal area painted in nice...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank vanaik
Reviewed September 1, 2019

To get here you have to walk up 400 steps and no they are not easy. However the walk has several bars, gift shops and eateries along the walk. The Cathedral is free and it is a visual masterpiece inside.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank WorldwideRover007
Reviewed May 31, 2019

This is definitely a great place to see, but it is a hike up the steps. You can buy drinks along the way up, but good to have water with you.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank ScottmanP71
Reviewed April 29, 2019 via mobile

Good views of the city and river once you reach the top after 400+ steps. Each of the steps is numbered. There is a small chapel as well as a lighthouse at the top you can explore. There are small food stores where you can...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank dkavan11
Reviewed April 27, 2019 via mobile

The climb to the top of the hill is not too difficult. 445 steps. Most of the steps are numbered, so one knows how far it is to the top. While we were there there were several security guards present which was comforting.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank thomasr850
Reviewed March 19, 2019 via mobile

This street is stunning with the colors of the buildings and art galleries along the way. Make it to the top and the views are some of the best you’ll ever see. There is a cool lighthouse and church at the top along with a...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank barnesnicole97
Reviewed March 7, 2019 via mobile

We climbed to the top. 444 steps. We took it slow and the series of steps were broken by flat areas with shops, a few art galleries, and places to eat or drink. The view is great. At 63 I wasn’t sure about this but...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Fred A
Reviewed February 26, 2019

Climb the over 400 stairs through Las Penas to reach the top of this hill for the best views of the city and river. See the lighthouse, chapel and fortress ruins at the top of the hill.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank RichardK938
Reviewed February 22, 2019 via mobile

After walk 444 steps to the top, where is the lighthouse, you will enjoy a nice viepw of the city and the river Guayas. For your own safety don’t leave the tourist area.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Joan Marie W
September 26, 2018|
Response from 226herbi | Reviewed this property |
Any that are near the hill or near the waterfront will tell you
Cathie O
April 15, 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