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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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  • We really didn't know what to expect walking up and down the hill, but truly enjoyed the random local guy BBQ-ing on the steps, as well as all the kids playing I'm the alleys! Really cool spot to...  more »
  • My husband and I stayed in this area, we were close to both local bars and restaurants and higher-end bars and restaurants. It is right along the water.  more »
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