Isla de la Plata

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Isla de la Plata
Parque Nacional Machalilla
Isla de la Plata
Country Ecuador
Region Manabí Province
Location Coordinates: 1°16′43″S 81°04′07″W / 1.27861°S 81.06861°W / -1.27861; -81.06861
Area 5 km2 (2 sq mi)

Isla de la Plata is a small island off the coast of Manabí, Ecuador, and is part of Parque Nacional Machalilla. It can be reached by boat from the city of Puerto López, which is 40 kilometers away. On the island, there is a large diversity of animal species. For example, several species of booby, including the blue-footed booby, red-footed booby, and the Nazca booby. Another species found here is the South American sea lion. Dolphins, like the pantropical spotted dolphin can be found in the water near the island.

Guided tours are given on a couple of different hiking trails. There are many nice beaches on the island where you can see many forms of wildlife and plant species.

There is a shrine from Inca times located in the island.[1]

In Popular Culture[edit]

Isla de la Plata is featured in an episode of the travel series Jet Set Zero.



  1. ^ Ancient South America - Karen Olsen Bruhns - Google Books. Retrieved 2014-04-19.