Playa de los Frailes, Machalilla National Park

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Must see · Beach · Nature / Park
Lounge on Playa de los Frailes, a secluded white sand beach shielded from crowds by a national park. Swim in the crystal clear water, where the gradual slope and small waves are suitable for all skill levels. Large cliffs protect the crescent-shaped beach; snorkel at their bases to see numerous colorful fish. The site boasts plenty of facilities, such as food stands, changing rooms, and restrooms; note, however, that it is only open during the day and not available for camping. See Playa de los Frailes and all Machalilla National Park has to offer by arranging your trip with our Machalilla National Park trip website.
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  • Pristine beach like hour away from Manta. Well preserved area. No restaurants or hotels. Closest city is Puerto Lopez like 15 minutes away. Perfect place to relax  more »
  • Great wee spot. I had the camarones in salsa verde, very tasty. The patacones were mi rico! Large portions, great price. My partner had the fish of the day, Dorado, pan fried. It was excellent...  more »

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