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Machalilla National Park

Day visit from Guayaquil:

Yes, often done so.

Driving time from Guayaquil:

More or less 5 hours per way.

What is it?

It is a state-managed coastal park with a beautiful house-free beach. The La Plata Island belongs also to the same park, and its marine reserve. Whale watching, comunity visiting and a day at the beach are the main activities offered by this park.

What can you do there?

Hiking, sightseeing, snorkeling, diving, archeology.

Possible / Suggested Overnight Town:

Puerto Lopez, Montañita, San Lorenzo at Manabi Province, Guayaquil, Manta.