Aventuras La Plata, Puerto Lopez

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  • August 12, 2017
    More than 2 years ago that I visit the area of Las Tunas/Puerto Rico / Puerto Lopez regularly since in it I found the ideal place to relax, the hostel Viejamar. On the recommendation of the owner, Rodrigo, I decided to take the daytour to the Isla de la Plata (which include whale watching, hiking in the Isla de la Plata and snorkeling) in adventure La Plata and it was the best suggestion that I could have accepted. While the day was national holiday and there was a high turnout of people, our guide, Gaul, from the first moment we organized in such a way that we could embark on the yacht of the company immediately. After approximately 30 minutes of navigation began the natural show. Whales and calves by jumping, emerging to the surface to breathe, and even cortejandose, dazzled us for all passengers, and accurate explanations of Gaul at the right time did to know more than the behavior of these amazing animals. Arriving at the Isla de la Plata, we divided into 2 groups (1 trail is more difficult than the other; I was in the simplest) and were able to spot many Pikemen footed in its natural environment by approximately 2 h 30. We finally ended up making snorkel in a place nearby where we could see turtles, schools of fish of many colors and two giant manta rays that added an exciting special seasoning before return to Puerto Lopez. Really long time ago that I had not served as well in a place, you get snacks during the trip (cake banana, watermelon slices, tuna, pineapple slices and cheese sandwiches), Gaul was a 10-point guide and I would say that you one of the best I've ever had, surpassing those of Galapagos and Salinas. We were lucky that has accompanied us good weather throughout the trip and that animals also have paraticipado. Would recommend it as one of the best tours in Ecuador and with a first class service (Gaul).
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  • August 11, 2017
    We had a great time with the kids on this trip. We have 7, 9 & 11 yr old kids and felt that it was safe and the guides, Galo and William were excellent at attending to us. We didn't see so many whales...  more »
  • August 3, 2017
    This was the second time for me, the last being a year ago. The whole crew was excellent, and made sure everyone was safe and had fun. The trip to the island was great, can be a little choppy at times...  more »
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  • June 14, 2017
    The tour was fantastic. Galo and Erik and the crew was extremely caring for the passengers and enthusiastic about sharing best spots to see wildlife in the see and on the island. Food was delicious and we were feeling like a family on the boat. Thousand thanks!! Tilman
  • July 16, 2017
    The experience was great! The guides were very knowledgeable and made it an awesome trip!
  • July 14, 2017
    Fantastic tour. Saw whales, lizards, frigate birds, blue-footed boobies, turtles, and countless fish species.
  • February 26, 2017
    Did the isla de la Plata tour. This boat was the first to arrive at the island. When you get there be ready to sweat! The hike is moderately strenuous but the heat is inescapable. Bring water - frozen preferably! The birds were pretty incredible. Green turtles while snorkeling were another highlight. Some fruit and small sandwiches are served for lunch.
  • September 5, 2014
    The adventure began at 9 in the morning (or too late, or so early, that was good), from the pier of Puerto Lopez left for the island of silver. On the way we saw whales closely. Arriving at the island received us, near the coast, certain aquatic turtles, asking for lettuce. The walk around the island, bird watching, and everything that followed was just great. Highly recommended!
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Because of its proximity to some of the region's most interesting natural sights, Puerto Lopez has become an established ecotourism destination, with ample accommodations for the outdoorsy clientele who visit these climes throughout the year. In addition to the traditionally humble options like budget-friendly and characterful hostels, you can now choose from larger boutique hotels and rental apartments. With the area popular and building restrictions (rather fortunately) limiting the amount of development in town, rooms can be in short supply, particularly during peak season (June to September). Book ahead, or consider looking elsewhere along the popular Ruta del Sol coastal road.
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