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Ciudadela La Milina Mz. G entrando por la UTE, hacia el mar, Salinas 241550 Ecuador
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  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
Updated 10/22/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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#1 of 59 B&Bs / Inns in Salinas
2021 Travelers' Choice Best of the Best

Finding an ideal romantic small hotel in Salinas does not have to be difficult. Welcome to Hosteria Ecologica El Faro, a nice option for travelers like you.

Hosteria Ecologica El Faro offers guests an array of room amenities including air conditioning and a mosquito net, and getting online is possible, as free wifi is available.

The small hotel offers a 24 hour front desk, a sun terrace, and outdoor furniture, to make your visit even more pleasant. The property also features free breakfast. Guests arriving by vehicle have access to free parking.

While you’re here, be sure to check out Aloha Restaurante Bar, one of the pubs that can be found in Salinas, which is a short distance from Hosteria Ecologica El Faro.

Hosteria Ecologica El Faro puts the best of Salinas at your fingertips, making your stay both relaxing and enjoyable.

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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Baggage storage
24-hour front desk
Street parking
Rooftop bar
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun terrace
Private check-in / check-out
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private beach
Bath / shower
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Aldaptrav32 wrote a review May 2021
Edmonton, Canada12 contributions1 helpful vote
El Faro is AMAZING. It's like a secret garden right by the ocean. It has three common areas to sit, two with bars and one is a second floor deck with a beautiful view of the ocean. The owner Gabriel and the staff member Julio were soooo friendly the whole time. They offered pick up and to tour me to nearby popular locations for no extra charge. The breakfast was great, at other places I found it hard to get fruit but they catered to my preferences here. The rooms are so cute, they have GIANT beds and some rooms are big enough for an entire family. Another EXEPTIONAL favorite is there is wifi across the ENTIRE property. This is important to me because I was working online and needed internet access. Being able to work in my room, at the tables or in a hammock close to the beach was great. The best part is the lodge works with the Environmental Authorities to protect the animals they have here. All the exotic animals are brought to El Faro by donation and every bit of the money from your booking goes toward caring for the animals. This is especially important now, because the numbers of bookings have dropped since the pandemic. I would 100% recommend anyone to come here. I extended my stay 3 extra nights because I loved it so much, and I definitely will come back when I'm in Ecuador again.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Traveled solo
KJH wrote a review Mar 2021
Guayaquil, Ecuador5 contributions1 helpful vote
We loved staying at Hostería Ecológica El Faro. Great local tips, tricks, and recommendations from Gabriel, the owner. The animals were amazing - one of the little squirrel monkeys would sleep on my lap during breakfast. Pet friendly. Easy access to a quiet beach. A great place to spend a few days!
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Gargi G wrote a review Feb 2021
12 contributions1 helpful vote
Hosteria El faro is a wonderful place. Good ambient. Friendly flora and fauna. I took my Krishna (my cockatiel) because it was her 1-year birthday. She enjoyed the place a lot and me toooo. The food is yumm at this place. If somebody is really fond of flora and fauna, I would recommend Elfaro as the best place. Mr. Gabriel, the owner, is really kind and attentive to his guests. Thank you so much. Hope to visit this place again very soon. 🎉🎉😀
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Traveled solo
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Ana K. S wrote a review Feb 2021
1 contribution1 helpful vote
If you’re looking to escape from cold and bitter weather like today nothing better than the beach. I booked room for my family at Hosteria Ecologica El Faro and let me said I’m so happy with my choice! Mr Gabriel Faidutti (Owner) made sure to accommodate every request and even paying attention in details completely slipped my mind, Was my mom bday and I wanted everything was perfect for her. She was so excited of having the beach right just steps away, also delicious food in the restaurant on-site, my brother that love animals astonish for the beautiful peacocks Over all room, service and food Hosteria Ecologica El faro went beyond all my expectations 💯💯💯 Thank you again
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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gertie84 wrote a review Dec 2020
London UK63 contributions17 helpful votes
This was a lunch session with 3 adults and 2 small children. We preordered the food and arranged a time. It all worked perfectly. The food was delicious; the kids finished everything. Such an interesting place: lush green foliage, big tall trees, right on the beach. Lots of animals and birds which our kids loved: turtles of all sizes, tropical birds of all colours, roosters, geese and best of all beautiful peacocks. Birdsong everywhere. A brilliant day out for our family.
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Date of stay: December 2020
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$98 - $111 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
EcuadorSanta Elena ProvinceSalinas
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hosteria Ecologica El Faro
Which popular attractions are close to Hosteria Ecologica El Faro?
Nearby attractions include La Lobería (4.2 miles), Playa de Chipipe (2.3 miles), and Playa Las Salinas (3.4 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Hosteria Ecologica El Faro?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a rooftop bar, free wifi, and free breakfast.
What food & drink options are available at Hosteria Ecologica El Faro?
Guests can enjoy a rooftop bar and free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Hosteria Ecologica El Faro?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hosteria Ecologica El Faro?
Conveniently located restaurants include Luv N Oven, Cafe Jazz, and Casa Rabotti.
Are pets allowed at Hosteria Ecologica El Faro?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hosteria Ecologica El Faro?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.