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Amazing beach

Here you can enjoy a lot the beach in general there are few people so is a good place for relax... read more

Reviewed 22 November 2018
Mariateresa R
Site seeing

Beautiful area. It’s so inexpensive to get around by bus, taxi or mototaxi. The beautiful views... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2018
Cuenca, Ecuador
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Parque Nacional Machalilla, Machalilla National Park, Ecuador
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Reviewed 22 November 2018

Here you can enjoy a lot the beach in general there are few people so is a good place for relax and connect with the nature. Here is nothing so if you will be some hours you need to bring some food and water and...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Mariateresa R
Reviewed 3 October 2018

Beautiful area. It’s so inexpensive to get around by bus, taxi or mototaxi. The beautiful views and sites are very close to Puerto Lopez, Olon and Montanita.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 10 September 2018

from montanita you can get a bus to los frailles it cost you $3 and bus will drop you front of the entrance . and show your pp to entrance security and you can walk 2.5km to the beach. and theres a 2 way of...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank vajira l
Reviewed 30 August 2018

went here a year ago and was so clean and beautiful, it is a national park so they dont tolerate any drinking or partying like Tonsupa or Montañita , recommended for families and couples, bring a small picnic but dont forget your rubbish!!!

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank aaron f
Reviewed 28 August 2018

Los Frailes is a very nice and not so crowded beach near Puerto Lopez. You can walk there from the entrance or use a taxi. From the view point you have a wonderful view. We could even see a whale from there.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Kahanni
Reviewed 12 July 2018 via mobile

One of the most beautiful beaches I have ever been. White sand and clear water with an amazing view point on the top where you can hike. They close the beach at 4pm so don’t go so late.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank da-ni-elle-2288
Reviewed 10 July 2018

with various hike routes along the coast and the amazing bech for those who like to bath and sun bath it`s just perfect. It is part of a national park so you have to be out of the bech at 16, but you should have...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank olavfrederikr
Reviewed 4 July 2018

What an incredible beach. We took the long hiking trail that includes 2 other beaches. Highly recommended!

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Vtugaleva
Reviewed 25 May 2018

We went here for a day. The beach was very beautiful and the view from the mirador was excellent with a lot of birds flying close by. We followed the path around to the other beaches until we go to one that was safe to...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Suzie B
Reviewed 3 May 2018 via mobile

We are from the U.S. & only know a few words, numbers, & phrases in Spanish. We drove our rental car from Ayampe to Playa Los Frailes, Machalillia. About a 30 minute drive. They asked for our passports & asked our age (in Spanish, of...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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15 February 2018|
Response from dreamweaver02 | Reviewed this property |
You will maybe see a few birds but you will need to go to Isla de la Plata to see the blue footed boobies, as well as red footed and nasca boobies and frigate birds. The snorkeling is so-so at Los Frailes. You will see more... More