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A must walk!

We have been here five weeks, including through Carnival and the Malecon is where everyone walks... read more

Reviewed 20 February 2018
Jane3722
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Kitchener, Canada
via mobile
The best of everything is in Salinas Ecuador

Salinas is fabulous. Great beaches restaurants and people enjoy surfing swimming and a wide array... read more

Reviewed 22 January 2018
David B
,
Salinas, Ecuador
via mobile
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good46%
  • Average18%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“nice walk” (7 reviews)
“be careful” (4 reviews)
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Salinas, Ecuador
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"nice walk"
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"be careful"
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"lots of restaurants"
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"low season"
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"beach side"
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"beach town"
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"across the street"
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"whale watching"
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"my girlfriend"
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Reviewed 20 February 2018 via mobile

We have been here five weeks, including through Carnival and the Malecon is where everyone walks and plays. Apparently it will be redone as the way it is currently constructed, the tide and waves wash up over it often. Not as beautiful as those in...More

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Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

Salinas is fabulous. Great beaches restaurants and people enjoy surfing swimming and a wide array of international food choices

Thank David B
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Reviewed 21 December 2017 via mobile

My girlfriend and I went to visit another girlfriend of ours. We stayed at Chagana Lodge Hostal, this was our 3rd time staying there. We had Breakfast at Jazz Cafe and Lunch at Jimmy's. The Malecon was set up for Christmas.

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Reviewed 24 November 2017 via mobile

Just like any beach town, you can stroll with store fronts and lots of restaurants. Beach is fairly clean and the streets are safe. You just need to be careful on one side of the street as there are large pot holes but the other...More

Thank Cindy L
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Reviewed 19 November 2017

Nice walk, not too crowded today. Got some great prices from the local street vendors, on purses and sunglasses. There are public bathrooms available (free of charge) but you do have to take your own toilet paper.

Thank TroisChatsLies
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Reviewed 17 September 2017

This is or could be a very nice walk along the water front. A number of things spoil it for us, traffic, the volume of traffic and the speed it travels at is most disconcerting, not only do the drivers not consider the pedestrians, but...More

1  Thank Jodie M
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Reviewed 17 May 2017

Lovely by day! Lots of restaurants and shops across the street. Wide sand beach. Calm waters, protected by the peninsula. Party central by night! Can be very noisy until pretty much dawn. If you like your sleep, better t stay a few blocks off the...More

Thank Rob L
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Reviewed 5 March 2017

The Malecon is OK, but not as well maintained as it should be. Across the street, the sidewalks fronting the buildings and businesses are far too narrow and in bad repair - an issue for anyone with mobility challenges. At peak times, traffic and crowds...More

1  Thank D F
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Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

You have to be ready to enjoy the local life style. If you travel in Ecuador, you'll already be up to speed.

Thank 2taters
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Reviewed 19 December 2016

Salinas is a place where you can enjoy the sun, sea and sand, it is ideal to spend a weekend, get out of stress, share with family, walk along the Malecon of Salinas and watch people have fun is cool. The typical food, of Salinas...More

Thank Ximena T
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Response from Rob L | Reviewed this property |
Check out Smokin BBQ. They have ribs. Have not tried them, but they are there! Enjoy!
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