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Agua Blanca, Machalilla National Park

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Escape the modernity of the city with a visit to the indigenous community of Agua Blanca. Upon entry to the village visitors can survey a museum that features pre-Columbian art, soak inside a warm sulphur pool, and head to the surrounding verdant forest. Well-preserved ceramics, urns, and other artifacts await visitors at the village's archaeological museum, though guides will mainly speak Spanish. Explore the tropical forest surrounding the village and see the plentiful species of birds and plant life that inhabit the area. By using our Machalilla National Park itinerary planner, you can arrange your visit to Agua Blanca and other attractions in Machalilla National Park.
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  • Good, friendly and knowledgeable guides walk you through the village to the volcanic mineral spring where you can experience a mud spa treatment . We were glad we went and learned a little more of the...  more »
  • We stopped here on a whim simply because we saw the sign and thought it looked interesting. We were totally surprised at the small village kommune type atmosphere. They had a really Charming little Mu...  more »
  • Better to go by car, you can leave a bus at the entrance, but then there is a very good walk up to the community. Once there the explanations from the ruins of the place are interesting and the walk up to the sulfurous Lake is short and okay. The best is undoubtedly the lagoon is muddy, wait to dry and then get into the lagoon, say that this process is good for the skin. Curious to see how to get the mud from the bottom of the lagoon diving and with a bucket, if you dare your also you can do it, it is not very deep. Overall nice place to spend half day
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  • A beautiful ancient community with a beautiful pool of sulfur. Very attentive people and many opportunities for bird watching and wildlife in general
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  • Unique tourist commune, whose predominant economic activity is tourism, is essential to visit it while in Manabí
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  • This is a commune that lives purely in the tourism, has a nice Museum a people friendly and restaurants economic and some activities of excursion. Sulphurous waters and great massages, really worth visiting this beautiful community at least once if they are already in the area
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  • Mud bath with smell of sulphur. Revitalizing.
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  • Relaxing, for those who enjoy the quiet and nature.
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