Isla de la Plata, Machalilla National Park

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. Plan to see Isla de la Plata and other attractions that appeal to you using our Machalilla National Park vacation planner .
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  • September 5, 2017
    Departing from puerto López, the Tour to the island of la Plata, is one of the best options for the humpback whale watching; However, if it is not a whale season, silver island is still a great adventure for a day hike with possibility of seabirds, turtles and great variety of fish. The Tour per person costs about $60, which includes transportation by boat, guide, walk through the island of silver, lunch (sandwich, fruit and drink), snorkeling (without fins). The Tour takes between 7 or 8 hours, so it is necessary to carry sufficient water, sunscreen and a Windbreak since the boat trip can be cold.
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  • September 4, 2017
    Silver island is an amazing place where we observe a great variety of flora and fauna, a space full of tranquility
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  • September 1, 2017
    The guidance is very professional, with staff trained, soaked in everything related to the flora and fauna on the island, whale watching is a unique experience, in the same way the route within the island and live the experience of the Habitat of the blue-footed booby s and the different stories that holds this island.
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