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LOS FRAILES TOUR

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The rocky cliffs, bays, and wide beaches of southern Manabí are surely a luring attraction to anyone. That is why today’s tour is going to be at the pristine white sand beach of Los Frailes, which is one of the 3 major protected seashores of Machalilla National Park...

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The rocky cliffs, bays, and wide beaches of southern Manabí are surely a luring attraction to anyone. That is why today’s tour is going to be at the pristine white sand beach of Los Frailes, which is one of the 3 major protected seashores of Machalilla National Park. The nesting of at least two species of sea turtles (Hawksbill and Green Sea Turtle) takes place there each year between January and May. The 3 gorgeous beaches at Los Frailes are separated by tropical coastal scrub vegetation and eroded headlands. The two options to get here are; to walk through a natural trail that starts near the entrance road and ends at the main beach. This path cuts through deciduous scrubland and reaches the seashore, offering an exceptional coastline view and access to the three beaches. The hike lasts approximately 3 hours and offers the chance to observe different species of flora and fauna that inhabit the coastal scrub. Another way to get to the main beach is by car or bike. Once in Los Frailes, you can just relax and sunbathe, walk the natural paths and trails, reach the viewpoint for a beguiling view of the endless Pacific Ocean, swim in these warm equatorial waters or maybe snorkel and enjoy the lively marine world down under.

 Lunch will be served at the hotel. After a deserving rest, our excursion leader will bring you to the small fishing village of Salango. This small town, located south of Puerto Lopez, has an interesting archaeological museum with samples collected at different sites inside and out of Machalilla National Park. In addition, the museum exhibits in chronological order the archeological ceramic vestiges of cultures that inhabited coastal Ecuador over 5,000 years ago.  The community of  Salango is involved in a project called the marine parcel, which is a shallow area located between Salango Hill and Salango Islet where you can snorkel, scuba dive, and practice fishing.

 

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