Muisne is a tumbledown, working-class island surrounded by river and sea, its ramshackle little port bustling with a minor banana-shipping industry. Being relatively remote, Muisne attracts far fewer visitors than the more popular beaches, but it makes an interesting foray off the beaten track. The long and lonely palm-lined beach at its back is its best feature, and the few remaining mangroves in the area are protected and worth a visit.
Muisne was badly affected by the earthquake of 2016, and the main road along the island was still being rebuilt during our visit in late 2017. However, it has an amazing new pedestrian bridge from the mainland, another project of the Correa government, and a splendid little plaza on the mainland side, with soccer-ball adornments at the foot of the bridge.
Note there is no ATM on the island, so plan ahead.