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ISLA DE LA PLATA
PARQUE NACIONAL MACHALILLA
Also known as “Small Galapagos,” Isla de la Plata is a hidden
treasure 17 miles off the coast of Ecuador. With almost
seven square kilometers, this uninhabited island harbors
blue-footed boobies, Nazca boobies, Galapagos’ frigates,
sea tortoises and other singular species.
There are several trails across the island to explore its
amazing ecosystem above sea level as well as below
surface. Snorkelling will let you discover a submarine world
where you can spot giant rays and other aquatic species.
From June through October we will watch how large
groups of humpback whales from the Antarctic Ocean,
arrive to our coast to mate and reproduce in warmer
waters. An extraordinary display of playful acrobatics
above water will captivate us while we traverse the sea to
our next destination.
Trekking, Sightseeing, Bird Watching, Water Activities, Diving,