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Hosteria Ecologica El Faro

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Ciudadela La Milina | Mz. G entrando por la UTE, hacia el mar, Salinas, Ecuador
Hosteria  Ecologica El Faro
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Ranked #3 of 32 Salinas B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

My family and I visited El Faro Ecologico in Salinas, Ecuador for 3 days and 2 nights and had a wonderful time thanks to the place which is magical for children by its gardens, decoration and exotic animals such as monkeys, parrots, tucans, turtles, squirrels, peacocks, ducks and many more. The place is a like an enchanted garden and its... More 

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Salisbury, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

First I must say what a wonderful time we had in Salinas because of Gabriel. Yes, it is amazing to wake up in Paradise, yes, walking into The El Faro compound is like entering a secret garden. The monkeys are so cute and being able to feed them and the exotic birds is a dream come true. The first day... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

My wife and I recently spent 2 nights in Gabriel's Hosteria Ecologica El Faro. Gabriel wasn't there when we arrived, so he checked up in by phone. The next morning he greeted us early with fresh organic fruit and scrambled eggs. He insisted on taking us on a tour of Salinas--for the whole day. We ran into problems with our... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Hosteria el Faro is by far the best option in Salinas. The hotel is in a desirable location with a large and beautiful garden full of dense vegetation. It has a refuge for a variety of animal, including monkeys, peacocks, parrots, tucans, guacamayas, and many others! The private beach is spectacular and a wonderful place to enjoy the ocean. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

This Hostel is a unique and fun way to visit Salinas. There truely is no place quite like it. For one thing Gabriel has created an oasis with tall trees and tropical plants that gives the place a really good vibe. Gabriel is incredibly helpful in every way. His sole purpose is to insure that you enjoy your stay. Then... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Hosteria Ecologica El Faro is a real experience! You will find yourself staying in a very nice B&B that also happens to be a private menagerie owned by Gabriel, the proprietor. Expect to be entertained by monkeys, macaws, peacocks, a Galapagos tortoise and her offspring and several well behaved purebred dogs during your stay. Gabriel is a great host and... More 

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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

My husband and I had a great stay at the El faro. Gabriel was quite the host! He showed us around Salinas and was so friendly. We love the grounds at the El Faro, never a dull moment with tiny monkeys, birds, turtles etc. all around. The El faro connected to a beach through the back patio, which was awesome.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Gabriel was super helpful and the place was awesome! We didn't expect to be able to actually hang out with the animals, but we were pleasantly surprised. We were the only ones present at the hotel, so Gabriel showed us around Salinas and actually took us to a yacht club and private beach. He made us feel terribly special! Haha.... More 

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Cuenca, Ecuador
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We spent two nights at el Faro toward the end of June and got more than we bargained for. The owner, Gabriel, went out of his way to show us around and take us places. We got to see things we didn't even know about, we were taken to a beachfront restaurant for the best seafood I've had in recent... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

A fantastic place to stay. The owner, Gabriel, makes you welcome from the very start, showing you around the lodge and the various animal occupants. Some animals are caged but all are fantastically looked after - Gabriel has taken them in when unwanted or ill and cared for them from that point onwards. Where it is possible for the animals... More 

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