Machalilla National Park

 

 

The Machalilla National Park is one of the most extensive protected areas of the Ecuadorian coast that is located in Manabí and that includes the cantons of Montecristi, Jipijapa, and Puerto López, in two zones: one terrestrial (56,184 has) and one marine (14,430 nm) ).

Puerto López is one of the most visited tourist areas of Ecuador. It has the right environment for the development of activities of contemplation of nature and is the center of stay and distribution for visits to the Machalilla National Park, a reserve that also has archaeological sites, as this sector was an important settlement of the Manteña Culture (500 BC – 1,500 AD).