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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
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Guayaquil, Ecuador
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23 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

When time permits, I escape to the coast and found Gabriel´s hosteria a nice and peaceful getaway. My sister was delighted with the refreshing passion fruit juice he offered us upon arrival. He gave us a tour of his facilities, bonded with the animals and was enchanted by having an uncrowded beach a few steps away. We only stayed one... More 

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El Paso, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015 via mobile

We loved staying here. Beautiful rooms and wonderful fresh breakfast. Loved all the animals and Gabriel the owner so very hospitable. My teenage daughters especially loved it. They wanted to see a monkey and he had two that were so friendly. We were able to feed the beautiful colorful parrots. The ocean view from the bar area was spectacular. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

First I would like to thank the Captain of EL FARO, Mr.Gabriel, for his kindness and generosity, my husband and I had a great experience in Salinas. He guided us to the city, introducing about this Salinas city. We really enjoyed very much with Gabriel's accompany. The hosteria El Faro, Great Location, if you want to have a really relaxed... More 

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Santa Rosa, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

My wife and I arrived cultured shocked and Gabriel came and guided us to his Hotel. Location great - and away from the downtown noise. He showed us around Salinas and Breakfast was the best in town! Had all sorts of animals, tiny monkeys, parrots etc and overall had just a great time staying here. Will definitely visit next time... More 

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Aurora, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

We stayed two nights at Hosteria Ecologica El Faro. This is definitely a unique place to stay in Salinas. While it is away from the hustle and bustle of the downtown, the Malecon is only a short drive away. The unique garden, containing dozens of birds and animals, stretches down to a rocky coastline, accessible through a gate. The room... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

This is not a typical hotel. It is a totally unique experience and if you are an animal lover you will like it. When you stay here, you become friends with Gabriel and the animals as well. Upon arrival, we were impressed with the tropical plants. Then in the morning, Gabriel's friends would visit us to say good morning in... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 reviews
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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