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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  • We did the long guided walking tour of the island. Our ship was anchored off the coast a bit as only government boats are allowed near the island. There is a small structure with restrooms and room to...  more »
  • 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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  • 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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