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The trail gets you to Playa la Tortuguita, La prieta and finally los Frailes. They are all worth the walk. The beach is well preserved as it is part of the Machalilla National Park. If you want to go to Guayaquil from Los Frailes, the...More
The hike to Playa de los Frailes is definitively worth an afternoon or morning. The round trip takes about two hours. You will be able to visit 3 beaches, of which Los Frailes is the largest one, and walk along a few miradores with stunning...More
This is hands down the best beach in mainland Ecuador, only some Beaches in Galápagos will rival Frailes. For small children the breaking waves maybe a bit to much. There are parasols for 4 $ at the entrance, get one!
Stopped at Los Frailes during its regular hours on a Monday but was told it was closed for maintenance. Luckily we were staying close by and returned the next day since it came highly recommended. The beach was clean and not crowded at all. The...More
This protected beach is great for a day trip. It opens from 8 am to 4 pm, so it's important to go there before sunset. The water is clean and clear and the beach is very clean. There is a short uphill walk possibility to...More
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The Puerto López canton is located in the Ecuador, extreme south-west of the province of Manabí. Part of its territory is protected area of Machalilla National Park.
It has an important inventory and tourist attractions, ecological and cultural. It has several services...More
I visited Playa de los Frailes twice in March, once with my family and once with my friends. Both times, we spent pretty much the entire day on the beach and loved every minute of it! We paid a taxi driver $15 to take us...More
This beach is really amazing, is the most beautiful in all ruta de el sol. I really recomend doing the path that start at the begining, is a 2 hour walking rout is pretty easy and you can get to 2 other beaches before going...More
I'm not sure if this warrants to be the best beach in South America or even Ecuador but it's the best beach we've been to so far and definitely worth a visit!
At time of writing - it closes at 4 pm and we've heard...More