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Beautiful area. It’s so inexpensive to get around by bus, taxi or mototaxi. The beautiful views... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2018
Port Charlotte, Florida
must visit beach

from montanita you can get a bus to los frailles it cost you $3 and bus will drop you front of the... read more

Reviewed 10 September 2018
vajira l
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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Parque Nacional Machalilla, Machalilla National Park, Ecuador
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Reviewed 2 October 2018

Beautiful area. It’s so inexpensive to get around by bus, taxi or mototaxi. The beautiful views and sites are very close to Puerto Lopez, Olon and Montanita.

Thank kellymK7165IL
Reviewed 10 September 2018

from montanita you can get a bus to los frailles it cost you $3 and bus will drop you front of the entrance . and show your pp to entrance security and you can walk 2.5km to the beach. and theres a 2 way of...More

Thank vajira l
Reviewed 29 August 2018

went here a year ago and was so clean and beautiful, it is a national park so they dont tolerate any drinking or partying like Tonsupa or Montañita , recommended for families and couples, bring a small picnic but dont forget your rubbish!!!

Thank aaron f
Reviewed 28 August 2018

Los Frailes is a very nice and not so crowded beach near Puerto Lopez. You can walk there from the entrance or use a taxi. From the view point you have a wonderful view. We could even see a whale from there.

Thank Kahanni
Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

One of the most beautiful beaches I have ever been. White sand and clear water with an amazing view point on the top where you can hike. They close the beach at 4pm so don’t go so late.

1  Thank da-ni-elle-2288
Reviewed 9 July 2018

with various hike routes along the coast and the amazing bech for those who like to bath and sun bath it`s just perfect. It is part of a national park so you have to be out of the bech at 16, but you should have...More

Thank Olav Frederik R
Reviewed 3 July 2018

What an incredible beach. We took the long hiking trail that includes 2 other beaches. Highly recommended!

1  Thank Vtugaleva
Reviewed 24 May 2018

We went here for a day. The beach was very beautiful and the view from the mirador was excellent with a lot of birds flying close by. We followed the path around to the other beaches until we go to one that was safe to...More

Thank Suzie B
Reviewed 3 May 2018 via mobile

We are from the U.S. & only know a few words, numbers, & phrases in Spanish. We drove our rental car from Ayampe to Playa Los Frailes, Machalillia. About a 30 minute drive. They asked for our passports & asked our age (in Spanish, of...More

4  Thank grkelley
Reviewed 16 April 2018

Choose a sunny day, get up early and do the hike! You'll come by beautiful beaches, where snorkeling is also an absolut must and the crowds of tourists are far gone.

Thank Chris T
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15 February 2018|
Response from dreamweaver02 | Reviewed this property |
You will maybe see a few birds but you will need to go to Isla de la Plata to see the blue footed boobies, as well as red footed and nasca boobies and frigate birds. The snorkeling is so-so at Los Frailes. You will see more... More