After leaving Montanita, we headed south to the coastal town of Salinas, about 90 minutes away. The weather was wonderful; not humid, the sun was shining and there was a coastal breeze.
Here are pictures of the beach.
We stayed at the Hostal Coco right across the street from the beach. It was a beautiful hotel. We stayed nine nights and we had a continental breakfast each morning. The cost of the room was $40 per night. Here are pictures of the hotel.
We made friends with a couple from Canada and also a couple from New Hampshire. They were learning all they could about what life would be like in Ecuador and were also looking for property that was either for rent or for sale.
Here is a picture of all of us in the outdoor restaurant at Hostal Coco.
The realtor that was showing these couples around was the same one featured on the House Hunters International program which aired on Tuesday, Sept. 21st. We saw the properties that were on the show and also met the couple featured on the program who bought a condo on the beach in Salinas.
Our driver came back to Salinas and drove us back home to Cuenca. We had a good time at the beach but I like Cuenca better. There's more to do here and the food is much better.
Stay tuned for the last part of the story.