national park Machalilla

Discover the beauty of Machalilla National Park in Ecuador. With coastal ecosystems, marine ecosystems and archaeological sites, this natural treasure offers an impressive diversity. From monkeys and jaguars to humpback whales, the wildlife will captivate you. Explore Playa de los Frailes and marvel at its flora and fauna. Immerse yourself in history in Agua Blanca. Machalilla National Park is a must-see destination to appreciate Ecuador’s biodiversity and culture.


08:30H Pick up from Puerto Lopez, Private Transfer

09:00H – 12:30H Los Frailes Beach

12:45H Return to Puerto Lopez

13:00H-14:00H Free time in Puerto Lopez for lunch

14:15H – Meet at Puerto Lopez dock for boat departure. Whale watching. Snack

Snorkel at Salango Island

17:00H – 17:30H Approximate return to the pier.
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It is a full day tour. In the morning Playa Los Frailes and in the afternoon Whale Watching Tour.


Comfortable beach clothes, windbreaker, sunscreen, cap, towel and bathing suit.

NOTE: From June to September, this tour includes the Humpback Whales that migrate more than 7,000 km from Antarctica to breed and mate in the warm waters of Machalilla National Park. After whale watching, we approach Salango Island or other islets.


  • Private Transfer Puerto Lopez – Playa Los Frailes – Puerto Lopez
  • Fee, taxes and entrance fees for Playa Los Frailes and Puerto Lopez Pier.
  • 1 hour of whale watching (you could see several groups, respecting local legislation), 30 minutes of snorkeling (we provide the equipment composed of mask and snorkel).
  • Native guide of Machalilla National Park during the whale watching tour.
  • Snacks: Fruit, cake and soda.
  • Opportunistic observation of seabirds and other animals at Machalilla Park.
  • Boat and ground transportation equipped with security.


  • Lunch at noon. Private transfer to a restaurant or hotel of your choice.
  • Special drinks.
  • Tips.
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