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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  • Although it takes a while to get there with a boat, it is an amazing place to do scuba diving, lots of nice fishes and deep points , even snorkeling is worth the trip !  more »
  • La Isla de la Plata is a protected natural area which is part of the Machalilla National Park. The island is reachable within two hours by boat from Puerto Lopez. It is called the poor man's Galapagos...  more »
  • If you are travelling around the coast of Ecuador, DO NOT miss Isla de La Plata, you should spare a day to get there and after 1h45 mins of sailing you will be at one of the most beautiful places to s...  more »