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“amazing!!!”

Playa de los Frailes
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Halifax, Canada
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47 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“amazing!!!”
Reviewed 16 March 2014

definitely worth seeing, it was beautiful. there is an area to climb all the way to the right if youre facing the beach and i highly recommend it, you get fantastic views!!!

Visited February 2014
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Brecon, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Do the walk!”
Reviewed 13 March 2014

I took a moto-taxi from Puerto Lopez to get here. Once you go through the national park gates a track takes you to the beach. Don't go all the way - there is a small signposted path that leads off the road which takes you on a walk along the edge of the cliffs. The views from here are beautiful and you pass a couple of other gorgeous beaches too! The whole walk took me about 2 and a half hours but only because I stopped for ages at the first beach.
Los Frailes is a nice beach however I personally preferred the other beaches on the trail!

Visited March 2014
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San Jose, California
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133 reviews
80 attraction reviews
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“A gorgeous sandy bay”
Reviewed 11 March 2014

This state ran beach is one of the few easily accessable white sand beaches in the area and definitely the cleanest. It is ideal for swimming and you can snorkel around the rocks. We saw eagle rays and penty of colorful fish. The only downside is there is no shade, so try to pack an umbrella. There is places to purchase beverages, fairly clean bathrooms and even a few artisans selling locally made items.

Visited February 2014
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Boulder
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9 reviews
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“Beautiful beach”
Reviewed 9 February 2014

Hands down the most beautiful beach in Ecuador. Stay in Puerto Lopez at Hosteria Mandala and it is a short/ceap mototaxi to Los Frailes.

Visited February 2014
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Atlanta, Georgia
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27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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“Cleanest beach I have ever seen”
Reviewed 5 January 2014

We visited this beach between Christmas and New Year and it was very quiet and beatiful. Learned that it only opened to public a couple of years ago, and before was only used for nature research. The guard explained the rules mainly to keep the place clean. 1 little store by the packing lot sells great souvenoirs, sundresses, drinks and ice creams. You can walk to other isolated beaches near by. We drove pass the beach entrance again on New Year's Day and it was packed with cars parked all along the main road.

Visited December 2013
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