Agua Blanca, Machalilla National Park

#12 of 73 in Things to do in Manabi Province
Landmark · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
Escape the modernity of the city with a visit to the indigenous community of Agua Blanca. Upon entry to the village visitors can survey a museum that features pre-Columbian art, soak inside a warm sulphur pool, and head to the surrounding verdant forest. Well-preserved ceramics, urns, and other artifacts await visitors at the village's archaeological museum, though guides will mainly speak Spanish. Explore the tropical forest surrounding the village and see the plentiful species of birds and plant life that inhabit the area. Add Agua Blanca to your Machalilla National Park travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Machalilla National Park trip tool.
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  • The guide sent me off with a point of his finger to find the lagoon. I wandered and didn’t find it and very luckily joined another group with a guide who was very knowledgeable and helpful. The mud...  more »
  • We took a $15 cab from Puerto Lopez and arranged for our driver to pick us up after 2.5 hours which was perfect. Our guide at Agua Blanca was interesting, learned lots about the artifacts in the...  more »

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