just thought i'd let you all know about a great little hotel in Salinas, in Ecuador. Its called El Faro and its has lots of birds and animals for kids. My son is 4 and he loved it. He got to feed the peacocks wandering around and the treat of the trip was when he got to feed the monkeys. They are really quite tame and came to him easily and even took food from his hand and climbed on his back. They are tiny monkeys, not sure of the exact species, but he was enchanted with them.
The hotel is fine, clean and big rooms, its not your multinational chain, just a friendly guy (english and spanish speaker) and there are also toucans and parrots too around. Its just a tiny bit out from Salinas (2$ taxi fare) but that makes it nice and quieter.
Anyway, just thought i'd spread the good word, if you have kids and they like monkeys, i recommend a stay for a couple of nights. (prices reasonable too).More
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