Isla de la Plata Ecuador

Isla de la Plata is a small island off the coast of Manabí, Ecuador, and is part of Parque Nacional Machalilla. It can be reached by boat from the city of Puerto López.

On the island, there is a large diversity of animal species. For example, several species of booby, including the Blue-footed booby, Red-footed booby, and the Nazca booby. Another species found here is the South American sea lion.

Guided tours are given on a couple of different hiking trails. The island is surrounded by coral reef and snorkeling is a popular activity. On the boat ride from Puerto Lopez to the island pods of dolphins can often be seen.

Things to See & Do

* Hiking
* Bird watching & Wildlife viewing
* Snorkeling
* Dolphins
* Puerto Lopez

Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency – U.S. dollar (USD)
Language – Spanish
Land Area – 1,214 km²
Population – 16,000 approx (Puerto Lopez)
Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style
Time – GMT minus five hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 593

Port Location - Isla de la Plata can be accessed by boat from Puerto Lopez.

Transport Links – Buses to Puerto Lopez leave Santa Elena many times a day, passing by Montanita. From Montañita, the bus ride takes 2 hours. Buses leave Puerto Lopez every day. You can take a 4 hour bus to Guayaquil by way of Jipijapa which runs at 7AM, 9AM, 1PM, and 4PM.

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