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National Park in Parque Nacional Machalilla

Parque Nacional Machalilla

Preserving isolated beaches, coral formations, two offshore islands, tropical dry forest, coastal cloud forest, archaeological sites and 200 sq km of ocean, Ecuador's only coastal national park is a marvelous and un…
Village in Parque Nacional Machalilla

Agua Blanca

A visit to this small indigenous community and its surrounding territory is a chance to escape tar-and-concrete modern Ecuador. You’ll find the turn-off, where you pay an entry fee (which covers museum admission and…
Museum in Parque Nacional Machalilla

Archaeological Museum

Well worth a visit. Spanish-speaking guides explain the significance of the artifacts, including well-preserved ancient tools, ceramics and funeral urns. The informative tour continues a short walk away at the Manta…