Playa de los Frailes, Machalilla National Park

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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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  • I visited Playa de los Frailes twice in March, once with my family and once with my friends. Both times, we spent pretty much the entire day on the beach and loved every minute of it! We paid a taxi d...  more »
  • This beach is really amazing, is the most beautiful in all ruta de el sol. I really recomend doing the path that start at the begining, is a 2 hour walking rout is pretty easy and you can get to 2 oth...  more »
  • I'm not sure if this warrants to be the best beach in South America or even Ecuador but it's the best beach we've been to so far and definitely worth a visit! At time of writing - it closes at 4 pm an...  more »