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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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Guayaquil, Ecuador
+593 4-230-1998
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Reviewed yesterday 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 1 week ago 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 8 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 30 June 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 23 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 22 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

Reviewed 19 June 2017

Views from here are awesome; however, be mindful of what route you take (see accompanying pictures). There is a “safe” route and a “dangerous” route. The route you wish to take will be obvious to you as there will “world globe” at the entry point...More

Thank Gene H
Reviewed 14 June 2017

El Cerro Santa Ana is located northeast of the city of Guayaquil, next to the traditional Barrio las Peñas. It covers an approximate area of 13.5 hectares, with a population estimated at 4,105 inhabitants. Cerro Santa Ana is one of the most important tourist attractions...More

Thank Paulette B
Reviewed 10 June 2017

El Cerro Santa Ana is a place located in the city of Guayaquil, at the foot of the Guayas River and next to the traditional Barrio Las Peñas, in the viewpoint of the hill, there are different special activities for tourist use. Cerro Santa Ana,...More

Thank Jazmin B
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Cathie O
15 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