Las Penas, Guayaquil

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Climb the iconic steps of Las Penas and admire the patchwork of color surrounding you. Typified by its multicolored houses, the neighborhood adds a splash of light to Guayaquil as it blankets Cerro Santa Ana and dips down to the river. Sense the history of Guayaquil's oldest residential neighborhood, which also stands out as the only part of the city not to have been burnt down at some point. You'll feel like you're in a painting as you stop for a coffee at one of the bright houses, many of which have been converted into cafes or bars. Plan to visit Las Penas and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Guayaquil attractions using our Guayaquil online trip itinerary maker .
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  • Especially on a hot day walk the cobblestone street toward Puerto Santa Ana instead of up the 400 + steps. It's full of art galleries and historic shuttered homes. From about middle of Dec. to middle ...  more »
  • It realy nice to walk up the 444 steps to the lighthouse and look at the city and over the river from above. There is a maritime museum and many restaurants, bars and cafes you pass on your way up and...  more »
  • A delightful walk through this historic cobble streeted neighbourhood,, lined with homes, art shops and restaurants.  more »
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