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Machalilla National Park
Machalilla National Park
Machalilla National Park
Machalilla National Park

Machalilla National Park

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The Machalilla National Park is one of the most extensive protected areas of the Ecuadorian coast that is located in Manabí and that includes the cantons of Montecristi, Jipijapa and Puerto López, in two zones: one terrestrial (56,184 has) and one marine (14,430 nm) ).

Puerto López is one of the most visited tourist areas of Ecuador. It has the right environment for the development of activities of contemplation of nature, and is the center of stay and distribution for visits to the Machalilla National Park, a reserve that also has archaeological sites, as this sector was an important settlement of the Manteña Culture (500 BC – 1,500 AD).

These are the activities we have for you!


The La Plata island and the Horno de Pan, Los Frailes and Las Viudas beaches are ideal for diving in clear and warm waters where you will feel like a fish. On the island of Salango you can snorkel among colorful and happy species. They will be experiences that you will never forget!


Ecuador is one of the best destinations in the world to explore underwater, because the beauty of the entire South Pacific is concentrated in its colorful marine fauna, its underwater…


Elegant marine birds and striking migratory humpback whales in the La Plata Island, sea turtles in the lonely beach Los Frailes, toucans and monkeys in the cloud forest of the Chongón-Colonche mountain range and a lake of sulfur in the Agua Blanca village, They wait for you to enjoy nature like nowhere else.

Whale watching

Along the Ecuadorian coast, we can find many places that offer whale tourism. The infrastructure and services differentiate one site from another, however, the most important thing is the security…

Flora Observation

Ecuador is one of the most biodiverse countries in the world, it has more than 17,058 species of vascular plants or flowering plants, as indicated in the Fourth National Report…

Landscape Photography

Many people like to capture moments, this through photography, but others are simply passionate about this activity, for these, coming to Ecuador will be a delight for their eyes, since…


Try the delicious viche, a prehispanic soup made with fish, seafood, squash, beans, sweet potato and banana. If the products of the sea are not to you, a delicious barbecue of several cuts of meat prepared to charcoal and seasoned with salt, pepper and chimichurri, will make a party of flavors for your palate.


From Pre-Hispanic origin. It is prepared with fried onions, peppers and garlic; then you add hot water and pumpkin (cut into cubes), beans, grated plantain balls and peanut paste dissolved in water to give it thickness; Finally, you add the fish. The viche in Manabí is a gastronomic reference in the province; its consumption according to archaeological evidence, it dates…


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