At Los Frailes beach, 1 km to the south of Machalilla, the first morning sun rays slip through the treetops until they reach a white sand beach.
One of the delights of this place is the encocado. Those who prepare it are friendly and smile a lot. Lots of people can teach you how to prepare this dish.
It's a swarm of energy, a source of game and some say that is the fountain of eternal youth. Everyone enjoy this masterful waterfall.
There you have to visit the church of Balbanera, the first church made in Ecuador in 1534. Its a simple construction with a high historical value.
In this village you can find a wide variety of the traditional sweets of this region: alfajores, encocados and much more.