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Isla de la Plata Ecuador

The Isla de la Plata is located 50 km off the coast of Puerto Lopez, Manabi Province, Ecuador. It is one of the biggest attractions of the National Park Machalilla. Its fame goes back many years, and its main characteristic is the diversity of birds that inhabit the place.

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  • Province:Manabi
  • Sector:Center
  • Address:Machalilla National Park
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  • Cost of revenue:5 USD

 

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Information of the Isla de la Plata

Scenic beauty of the Silver Island becomes an ideal place for ecotourism. It has an area of 1200 hectares. And since 1979 the National Park walking trails Machalilla enabled two about 3km long and a walking time approximately 3 hours the same to be visited under the supervision of a licensed naturalist guide.

The Isla de la Plata is part of Machalilla National Park, established by the government of Ecuador on July 26, 1979.

Machalilla National Park covers an area of 55.00 hectares, including the territory of the eponymous culture, Agua Blanca and Salango.

The island was explored and researched in the late nineteenth century by Dorsey, who discovered important objects of cultures of the Ecuadorian coast, more than silver figurines Incas.

Since prehistoric times was used as a center of sun worship for nearly all pre-Columbian cultures and demonstrates the archaeological remains found in this place and for being a famous exchange of Spondylus shell considered as the food of the gods and primitive by currency pre-Hispanic cultures.

The island is an important feeding ground for many species of shorebirds. These include pelicans, boobies and frigates and protects the only known population of waved albatross off the Galapagos Islands. In addition, the humpback whale has its breeding area within the park boundaries Machalilla and around this island.

In the vicinity of the Isla de la Plata can visit the Punta Punta Machete and Ladder, where you can watch birds, flora typical of the area, the beautiful cliffs and sometimes sea lions, sharks and huge rays.

You can also water sports like snorkeling and skin diving, an activity that is provided because it is surrounded by coral reefs, from June to September the other attractions are the presence of humpback whales in the Antarctic, this is an ideal place for mating and birth of offspring.

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