Isla de la Plata, Machalilla National Park

Categories: Islands, Nature & Parks
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4.3/5 based on 260+ reviews on the web
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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  • Don't waste your money by advance booking! We got tickets in Puerto Lopez the night before for $40 each. Tour includes Whale watching in season June through September. We saw lots of them in late Sept...  read more »
  • An excellent trip for humpback whale watching, activity of snorkeling with many species of tropical fish and turtle watching. On the island walking and landscapes are spectacular.
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  • Beautiful island to discover. We meet madmen to blue tabs that easily can be approached. The course lasts one hour with a guide. Beware, no shadow at all on the island, plan a hat and water.
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