Las Penas, Guayaquil

4.5
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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  • Climbed the 444 steps to the top, small church and lighthouse at top. Returned a few days later, at night... total different experience! Steps were full of people and nightlife! The area is one of the...  more »
  • One of my favorite parts of the city. Las Penas es el area where the city began. There is still a cannon at the sothern end of the street where there is a clear viiew of the Guayas River and of any em...  more »
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