Isla de la Plata is a small island located off the coast of Manabi (mainland Ecuador). The island covers a total area of approx 6 km2 (2 ml2).
- Isla de la Plata is part of Parque Nacional Machalilla. The island can be reached by boat from Puerto Lopez city, which is approx 40 km (25 ml) away. There is a diversity of animal species on the island, including a number of seabird species (Nazca booby, blue-footed and red-footed boobies, Frigate birds, tropical birds).
- Another species that are found here is South American sea lions. Dolphins, such as the pantropical spotted dolphin are found in the water close to the island.
- Guided tours are given on two different hiking trails. There are plenty of nice beaches on the island where one can see many forms of wildlife as well as plant species.
- There is a shrine from Inca times located on Isla de la Plata.
- The island is also a popular diving tour destination.
Highlights: Machalilla National Park, Seabird sanctuary
Isla de la Plata cruise terminal
Cruise ships to Isla de la Plata dock (anchor) at Puerto Lopez - port city located on Ecuador's western coast. The following map of Isla de la Plata shows.all the island's birds viewing sites, as well as the walking / hiking trails and diving / snorkeling locations.
Port Isla de la Plata cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Isla de la Plata, Ecuador. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.
|Day||Ship||Arrival||Departure||Next Port of Call|
|22 October, 2018|
|Silver Cloud||13:00||18:00||Puerto Bolivar, Machala, Ecuador|
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