We were there in February 2010 with the World ARC
. We loved our time inland in Ecuador
but the marina at Salinas was the worst of the entire trip. Poor condition floating docks and lots and lots of oil
in the water
(it bubbles up through the sea bed).
Formalities were organised for us by WARC but it still required a lot of time and 5 - yes 5 - officials came and sat in our cockpit
while all the paperwork was done.
As I said at the start we really enjoyed going inland in Ecuador but the conditions in the marina have made WARC drop this stop from their next round-the-world itinerary.