Playa de los Frailes, Machalilla National Park

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. See Playa de los Frailes and all Machalilla National Park has to offer by arranging your trip with our Machalilla National Park trip website .
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  • September 22, 2017
    20 minutes from Puerto Lopez on track to Machalilla it must be entered on a dirt road to the beach of los Frailes. You park the vehicle 300 metres from the beach and from there you must walk to one of the beaches most beautiful of Ecuador with a tone very calm and turquoise sea. You can walk to a lookout through the middle of the dry forest, where you can see largartijas and birds. I recommend for couple trip
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  • September 19, 2017
    The trail gets you to Playa la Tortuguita, La prieta and finally los Frailes. They are all worth the walk. The beach is well preserved as it is part of the Machalilla National Park. If you want to go ...  more »
  • September 12, 2017
    The hike to Playa de los Frailes is definitively worth an afternoon or morning. The round trip takes about two hours. You will be able to visit 3 beaches, of which Los Frailes is the largest one, and ...  more »

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