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Isla de la Plata

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Choose agency wisely: Arrecife Marino not so good

Isla de la Plata was great: we saw blue footed boobies, lizards, frigate birds, whales at a... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
London, United Kingdom
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A wonderful preserve for hiking and seeing many birds, including Blue Footed Boobies up close...be... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Okeechobee, Florida
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Isla de la Plata was great: we saw blue footed boobies, lizards, frigate birds, whales at a distance and turtles. We highly recommend the island but choose your tour agency wisely. We were disappointed with Arrecife Marino, an agency we found on the Puerto Lopez...More

1  Thank Melly_C46
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A wonderful preserve for hiking and seeing many birds, including Blue Footed Boobies up close...be sure to go on the Isla tour witth Palo Santo Tours...

Thank zootenval
Reviewed 14 August 2018

Isla de la Plata is a very nice island in the Pacific ocean. We saw many blue-footed boobies and fregates. Is totally relaxing to hike there. The ride by boat takes you one hour and is only possible with a guide. We combined the island...More

Thank Kahanni
Reviewed 10 August 2018

Had a great time diving around Isla de la Plata and finished up our stay in the area with a tour of the island. Got to see Blue-footed boobies during courtship, nesting and rearing chicks. Also Frigattes courting and nesting. The island has many lizards...More

Thank Deborah S
Reviewed 6 August 2018

We loved our tour of Isla de la Plata. We were able to see a lot of blue foot birds, snakes, lizards, crabs, and other types of birds. We snorkeled just off the coast and saw turtles and an abundance of fish.

Thank Allison W
Reviewed 2 July 2018

We were amazed by how many Blue-Footed Boobies we saw, and how closeup! We saw them at all stages of life too. They are funny, beautiful birds. Definitely worth a visit!

1  Thank Vtugaleva
Reviewed 12 June 2018

Amazing value for money day trip with Paolo Sun Travel (based on the beach front a few doors down from Itapoa Hosteria). Friendly and fun crew, it took almost 2hrs to get to the Isla De Plata and it was a little bumpy at times...More

1  Thank HelloBerry
Reviewed 25 May 2018

I loved visiting the island and then going snorkelling. We saw blue footed Boobies, turtles, sting rays, loads of fish and other wildlife. The day was relaxed and the walk was reasonably easy and well paced. Highly recommended.

1  Thank Suzie B
Reviewed 15 March 2018

In the hostel, we were staying contact the tour, one of the guides went to pick us up at 930am, We had to 2 guides one in spanish and english as well so was great for those who wanted to practice their spanish. We split...More

1  Thank Cochu006
Reviewed 4 March 2018

Isla de la Plata has many blue-footed boobies, who, throughout the year are mating, egg-sitting, newborn-watching, and teaching their young how to fly & fish. I love going to the island any time of year because each of these phases is interesting (I live in...More

2  Thank Emilbloo
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