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La Chocolatera

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Base Naval de Salinas | West, Salinas 241550, Ecuador
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are in Salinas you should go here as there is not much else to see in the area. Easy drive through the military base (take your passport). The views are good and if you drive/ climb up the hill then you will see...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Fiona P
Reviewed 10 December 2018

This is a "must-see" if your treks take you to Salinas, Ecuador. Walking to "Loberia" where defeated male sea lions come to rest and recover to attempt returning to the herd to mate and to the "Mirador" on top of the hill, a Tablazo formation...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank borisa222
Reviewed 3 December 2018 via mobile

Well worth a visit. Beautiful area with views and trails. Easy hiking. Beach was disappointing due to litter.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Ray5823
Reviewed 15 October 2018

Since my last review of this beautiful tourist spot, they have been many changes. First is the parking area, they have provided spaces for busses, you know the big ones with all the tourists on. Next they have provided spaces for disabled people, with extra...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jodie M
Reviewed 21 September 2018

We got to see the Sea Lions & Whales. Cloudy day & misty, but was all worth it! Short distance driving into the facility & very little walking. The ocean hitting the rocks reminds me of Hawaii. No charge at the gate.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank ksimm1969_13
Reviewed 8 August 2018

This is a rocky outcrop that juts out into the Pacific Ocean. To get there you have to cross the navy base at the west end of Salinas but the guards are friendly and will wave you through. It can be cold so bring a...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank gdryden
Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

You have to travel through a naval base to get to this point but once you get there you are treated to beautiful views of the ocean and a lighthouse. There is also opportunity to buy souvenirs and sign a guest book. You don’t need...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank c_estrellaroca
Reviewed 4 March 2018

We took the little train ($5) from the Salinas malacon. Nice ride. Stops for 20 minutes at the beach. Nice wide beach with large breaking waves. Very pretty. Some vendors there. There is a lookout point at the top of a hill with great views....More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank David B
Reviewed 4 March 2018

AMAZING walks through the narrow peninsula, from Salinas on the malecon to El Morro, then la Chocolatera finishing with La Loberia. Early morning is the best time to enjoy flora&fauna and a cool breeze, the trails and roads are really perfect for walking, jogging, bicycling....More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Mcbidaud
Reviewed 21 February 2018 via mobile

We grabbed the little train ride on the Malecon to La Chocolatera and it was certainly worth it. Short ride out of town and you are there. Driver let us know we had 20 mins at the first stop and then drove us to the...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Andrew C
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Response from Jodie M | Reviewed this property |
We had 2 dogs and walked them on the beach and malecon dayly without issue. Dogs are not treated as pets by locals, so you see dogs wandering around in various states of health. As for parks, they do not have parks as you... More