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Playa de los Frailes

Parque Nacional Machalilla, Machalilla National Park, Ecuador
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Puerto López

Review # 3 The Puerto López canton is located in the Ecuador, extreme south-west of the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Gabi A
Beautiful, pristine beach

I visited Playa de los Frailes twice in March, once with my family and once with my friends. Both... read more

Reviewed 25 May 2017
Latacunga, Ecuador
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Parque Nacional Machalilla, Machalilla National Park, Ecuador

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Review # 3 The Puerto López canton is located in the Ecuador, extreme south-west of the province of Manabí. Part of its territory is protected area of Machalilla National Park. It has an important inventory and tourist attractions, ecological and cultural. It has several services...More

Thank Gabi A
Reviewed 25 May 2017

I visited Playa de los Frailes twice in March, once with my family and once with my friends. Both times, we spent pretty much the entire day on the beach and loved every minute of it! We paid a taxi driver $15 to take us...More

2  Thank adisonhaley
Reviewed 21 April 2017

This beach is really amazing, is the most beautiful in all ruta de el sol. I really recomend doing the path that start at the begining, is a 2 hour walking rout is pretty easy and you can get to 2 other beaches before going...More

1  Thank Chalo261088
Reviewed 14 March 2017

I'm not sure if this warrants to be the best beach in South America or even Ecuador but it's the best beach we've been to so far and definitely worth a visit! At time of writing - it closes at 4 pm and we've heard...More

2  Thank JosephMcGhee
Reviewed 13 March 2017

If you are in or near Puerto Lopez, do not miss going to this beach! It is clean, free, and completely surrounded by Machililla National Park. Bathroom and shower facilities there, plus a kiosk with touristy stuff. We stopped by on a Sunday and it...More

2  Thank Em B
Reviewed 6 March 2017

I was told this was the most beautiful beach in all of Ecuador, and while I've only stopped at 5 beach locations, I agree! Hike to the viewpoint, then down the other side toward Isla Tortuga. It's absolutely breathtaking. Note that there is security to...More

2  Thank Ashley P
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

My husband and I went to Los Frailes for a few hours during our trip. This is a beautiful beach that you absolutely need to walk down to take in the entire place and surrounding hills. We did not do the hike through the national...More

2  Thank Jessabelll
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

Los frailes is one of those beaches that u normally only see in movies, the area is well taken care of, the water is a bit strong so watch with kids other than that , just lay back and relax

1  Thank JuanCarlosZR
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

I think Los Frailes beach is one of the best places to visit in the coast of Ecuador, it have a wonderful and amazing landscape with a lot of endemic plant species in the main entrance, this place have a lot of things to do,...More

Thank Diego L
Reviewed 17 February 2017

Although this once hidden gem has become extremely much more popular since entrance to the beach became free, (as it really should be!) you shouldn't miss a visit to Los Frailes Beach if in the area. Most will tell you that it is one of...More

Thank Tanis E
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