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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  • A very well maintained neighborhood, with alternatives for romantics, who can visit the statue of Julio Jaramillo (for the elderly) or tour the museums of the football teams Barcelona and Emelec, by the way, also free.
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  • Great views from the lighthouse at the top of the hill. 444 steps. Stop a few times and have a beer or soda and some snacks on the way up. Visit some shops. Check out the locals. On the way back down,...  more »
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