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Hosteria Ecologica El Faro

Ciudadela La Milina | Mz. G entrando por la UTE, hacia el mar, Salinas, Ecuador
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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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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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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Los Angeles, California
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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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Manchester
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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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Linkoping, Sweden
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

El Faro is located along the beachfront a few kilometers away from the "Malecón" where you find the main beach and most larger hotels in Salinas. This means that you'll need to take a cab ($2) or walk to get there, but what you lose in distance to city center you win in charm and energy. The place is small... More 

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Braunton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

I am the manager of the British Junior surf team and we came to Salinas to compete in the international surfing association world championships. We stayed at Ecologica el faro as our team hotel for two weeks during the event. We undoubtably had the best accommodation out of any of the 33 nations competing at the event. From the minute... More 

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Spokane, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014 via mobile

Rarely do you come across such a remarkable place. Located on the beach, but secluded in all of the flora planted and preserved by the owner Gabriel. The rooms are large and wonderfully furnished and maintained. Pride in his work and Hosteria is evident everywhere. The animals that he cares for are very accessible to guests and you can find... More 

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Address: Ciudadela La Milina | Mz. G entrando por la UTE, hacia el mar, Salinas, Ecuador
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Location: Ecuador > Santa Elena Province > Salinas
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 10
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