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Dec112011

Guayaquil Ecuador and Cerro Santa Ana

Guayaquil Ecuador

Guayaquil Ecuador

Guayaquil Ecuador

Guayaquil Ecuador

Guayaquil Ecuador

Guayaquil Ecuador

On our visit to Galapagos Islands a few years back, we stopped over in Guayaquil, Ecuador for a few days to make sure that all our scuba gear arrived before embarking for the islands. We didn't stay there expecting much in the way of tourist attractions. Instead, we figured it would be a good time to rest and enjoy some good local food. We certainly did enjoy the food there but we also found some really interesting attractions to visit.

The 450+ numbered stairs that lead up to the top of Cerro Santa Ana will definitely give you a workout but it's really worth the climb. This attraction is a former barrio that has undergone a tremendous facelift. Now it has been made beautiful by bright and vivid colors that were used to decorate the various joined business and homes all the way up to the top. At the very top is a small church that sits atop what must be one of the best lookouts in the entire city and a great place to catch your breath.

On the way back down you'll have great views of the muddy Guayas River to your left and the business district straight ahead to the right. The Malecon (boardwalk) at the bottom stretches along the river and offers sailboats a dock and visitors plenty of entertainment including a movie theatre, memorials, restaurants, and lots of great local culture.

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