Playa de los Frailes, Machalilla National Park

(4.9/5 based on 440+ 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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  • Looked just like Thailand, they had the attitude to transport it to the beach. Unfortunately they wanted no race against each other. The beach is beautiful. Good to escape the alcohol of montanita, yet that evening few beers get caught yet. Also beautiful.
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  • A beach beautiful, quiet, waters warm and transparent, very recommended for who want to enjoy of the nature, the tranquility. The best beach I saw in Ecuador. Very enjoyable!
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  • It is the most beautiful beach, without a doubt, of Ecuador, sandy beach fine blonde Crescent-shaped, you can make a walk to the adjoining peak and see from above the beach of Los Frailes and also the next beach, that there are also access, beautiful surroundings
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