Isla de la Plata, Machalilla National Park

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Take a boat out to Isla de la Plata, located 27 km (17 mi) off the coast of Ecuador and famed for its rare animal species, in and out of the water. Set sail from Puerto Lopez to arrive on this remote island of rich biological diversity and impressive geological formations. Surrounded by coral reefs, the island offers divers many sites to explore the ample marine life. Back on land, rare bird species--including three species of booby--ensure plenty of appeal for bird-watchers. Take a guided tour to discover the best places from which to spot South American sea lions and the pan-tropical spotted dolphins. For Isla de la Plata and beyond, use our Machalilla National Park vacation trip planner to get the most from your Machalilla National Park vacation.
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  • The visit to the island was really beautiful, it met all my expectations. I witnessed several lizards, Pikemen of footed, sea turtles, whales, dolphins, goldfish, so wonderful.
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  • It is an amazing place where you can view a wide variety of flora and fauna diversity, also is a space full of tranquility to enjoy nature in its entirety and has very good information given by the guides.
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  • We could see the great nature that has, in addition to see certain species that do not see it is daily, despite not being the season we saw dolphins and whales, Snorkel, many fish and the color of the water was fantastic, measures of the guides was very correct from your information, and also on the safety to tourists.
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