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Isla De La Plata


Puerto Lopez is a charming little town in coastal Ecuador. The main industry here is still fishing but tourism, especially to Isla de la Plata in the Machalilla National Park is becoming more important. I’d read about Machalilla, sometimes called “poor man’s Galapagos’, while planning our trip and decided that a visit to this park, where we could experience some of the biodiversity for which the Galapagos is famous but at a lower cost was perfect for us.

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