Isla de la Plata

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Isla de la Plata
Isla de la Plata
Map showing the location of Isla de la Plata
Map showing the location of Isla de la Plata
Location off the coast of Ecuador
LocationManabí Province, Ecuador
Coordinates1°16′43″S 81°04′07″W / 1.27861°S 81.06861°W / -1.27861; -81.06861Coordinates: 1°16′43″S 81°04′07″W / 1.27861°S 81.06861°W / -1.27861; -81.06861
Area5.9 km2 (2.3 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.[1] On the island, there is a large diversity of animal species,[2] including the blue-footed booby, red-footed booby, and the Nazca booby.[3][4] Another species found here is the South American sea lion.[5]

Guided tours of the island are given on a couple of different hiking trails.

There is a shrine from Inca times located in the island.[6]

In popular culture[edit]

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



  1. ^ Gilbert, Sarah (27 November 2010). "Isla de la Plata - Ecuador's other Galapagos". the Guardian.
  2. ^ Amy E. Robertson (19 November 2013). Moon Volunteer Vacations in Latin America. Avalon Publishing. pp. 240–. ISBN 978-1-61238-642-3.
  3. ^ Robin Restall; Juan Freile (8 March 2018). Birds of Ecuador. Bloomsbury Publishing. pp. 64–. ISBN 978-1-4729-2565-7.
  4. ^ Andrés Vásquez Noboa (30 May 2017). Wildlife of Ecuador: A Photographic Field Guide to Birds, Mammals, Reptiles, and Amphibians. Princeton University Press. pp. 78–. ISBN 978-1-4008-8505-3.
  5. ^ Ronald M. Nowak; Ernest Pillsbury Walker (28 May 2003). Walker's Marine Mammals of the World. JHU Press. pp. 16–. ISBN 978-0-8018-7343-0.
  6. ^ Ancient South America - Karen Olsen Bruhns - Google Books. 1994-08-04. ISBN 9780521277617. Retrieved 2014-04-19.

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