Playa de los Frailes, Machalilla National Park
(4.9/5 based on 420+ reviews on the web)
Lounge on Playa de los Frailes, a secluded white sand beach shielded from crowds by a national park. Swim in the crystal clear water, where the gradual slope and small waves are suitable for all skill levels. Large cliffs protect the crescent-shaped beach; snorkel at their bases to see numerous colorful fish. The site boasts plenty of facilities, such as food stands, changing rooms, and restrooms; note, however, that it is only open during the day and not available for camping. Plan your visit to Playa de los Frailes and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Machalilla National Park trip itinerary builder.
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  • If these in Montañita can not go to the friars that if the name is from the large beach... but his name is MACHALIYA NATIONAL PARK. Porfa not to take the short route on a motorcycle taxi or taxi, walk, or if you will not miss a natural viewpoint which is the northern part that for photos is incredible, more than you miss two beaches more than names (preta than its sand color is very cute black and tortugita, tributary has very beautiful islets and des because the huge viewpoint... you will have to upload full steps but worth a super beautiful place...) THE PARK IS OPEN FROM 8 H 00 TO 16 H 00
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  • Beautiful, without waste and natural, is not the beach you will find abundant sellers or loud music, really is a place of rest and to enjoy. I stay at the hotel marine forest and offer direct transport to Los Frailes everything for 4 people for $ 25. Gladly I both opted for this option, simply delicious and relaxing power.
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  • This really is the most beautiful beach in Ecuador. It is part of the National park so the attempt on keeping it clean is strong. I like that, even though it is facing the open ocean, you can still sw...  more »