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¡ WELCOME TO MACHALILLA NATIONAL PARK!


THE HUMPBACKS WHALES WAIT FOR YOU!!!

 

Come and enjoy our culture, delicious gastronomy, and unbeatable landscapes with the unique Ecuadorian coast flora and fauna. The marine area of Machalilla National Park is widely recognized as the most important area for the breeding and reproduction of humpback whales that migrate from Antarctica from June to October every year. Daily tours all year round in touristic yachts, whale watching, diving, hiking, snorkeling, fishing and more activities that will make you come back again! 

Isla de la Plata wait for you...

Start planning your visit today!

¿WHO WE ARE?


PALO SANTO TRAVEL s a Small Company born in Puerto Lopez, part of the Machalilla National Park, since 2013. We are DIRECT OPERATORS FROM ECUADOR, with tourism yachts, supporting the small businesses, foundations and craftwork communities, lodging, touristic transport, and scientific research.  Part of our team is biologist and whale researchers.


Our mission is to become an environmentally friendly tourism Company dedicated to giving you the best experiences with nature. We have grown slowly, step by step, giving rise to a team of engaged people, capable of giving you the most professional experience in the field. During these few years, we have learned that the best service is always recommended.

 

This is why we are always trying to improve the Company’s structure and personnel to fulfill or client’s expectations.

 

 I WELCOME, WE CAN’T WAIT TO MEET YOU!

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ISLA DE LA PLATA | SNORKEL | MARINE TURTLES | PUERTO LOPEZ

ENJOY THE BEST LIVE ADVENTURE WITH NATURE Our goal is to give you an exciting adventure you will never forget. We want to make sure you enjoy the incredible marine life sightings the Machalilla National Park has to offer.  Isla de la Plata is a unique island open for tourism in the Ecuadorian Coast. Its local name is "Small Galapagos" La Isla de La Plata is also known as small Galápagos because it has the same ecosystem and marine birds living on the Island. In pre-Columbian times (5.000 B.C.),  the sun and the sea was a ceremonial center of worship for the Incas. Buccaneers and pirates later visited the Island. The old histories tell about hidden treasures.  Finally, it belonged to one of the most famous families in Ecuador to be part of the Machalilla National Park, Isla de la Plata is the second protected area biggest in Ecuador.   You need to know we are committed to your safety: our vessel is equipped with life-jackets for every single person on board, and all our crew members have been trained and certified to assure your safety. If you suffer from any physical or mental condition that may affect your safety during this trip (heart or pulmonary problems, seasickness, asthma, etc.), let us know when you are booking so we can arrange the proper changes to your itinerary to guarantee you have a pleasant and safe trip.   Our tour will be different, our service is personal and we have a biologist, enjoy our services. A lot of fun! Other Tours and Options HOTEL PUERTO LOPEZ + TOUR ISLA DE LA PLATA TOUR WHALE WATCHING WITH RESEARCHERS (June to October) TOUR LOS FRAILES BEACH + WHALES (June to October) WHALE SAFARI (June to October)

PUERTO LOPEZ | MACHALILLA | ISLA DE LA PLATA | SALANGO

TOUR | SNORKEL | WHALE WATCHING | BIRD WATCHING | VOLUNTEERS


 

AWARDS AND HONOURS


TRIPADVISOR

TRIPADVISOR has chosen us for several years as winners of the Certificate of Excellence and first of all in the Tour Category in Puerto López. We are so proud and Thanks to the Palo Santo team and our customers, with whom we continue to learn and improve every day.

 

 

TRAVEL & HOSPITALITY AWARDS

PALO SANTO TRAVEL has been nominated in two years for this award. Now, we win !!! and we are happy to have won in the Wild Life Category and that we are among the best Tours in All of Ecuador.

MONTAÑITA | TOUR ISLA DE LA PLATA | WHALE WATCHING | ECUADOR

ENJOY THE BEST LIVE ADVENTURE IN ISLA DE LA PLATA (SMALL GALAPAGOS) FROM MONTAÑITA Marine Turtles | Snorkeling | Trekking in Isla de la Plata | Bird Watching | Whale Watching (From June to October) in the same Tour from Montañita Our goal is to give you an exciting adventure you will never forget. We want to make sure you really enjoy the incredible humpback whale watching (available from June to October) and amazing marine life sightings off the coast of Puerto López and Machalilla National Park. Each small-group adventure carries no more than 16 guests on Palo Santo Boats, a 12 meters fiberglass yachts with two 150 Hp ecological outboard motors. This tour included transfer Montañita - Puerto Lopez - Montañita; Tourism Boat from Puerto Lopez; Encounter with marine turtles; Trekking in Isla de la Plata; Snorkeling on the reef corals in Isla and Whale Watching (only available from June to October).   La Isla de La Plata is also known as small Galápagos because it has the same ecosystem and animals living on the Island. In pre-Columbian times the sun and the sea were a ceremonial center of worship for the Incas. Later, the Plata Island was visited by buccaneers and pirates. Finally, it belonged to one of the most famous families in Ecuador to be part of the Machalilla National Park, Isla la Plata is the second protected area of Ecuador.   From June until October humpback whales travel more than 7,000 km from Antarctica to the shores of Machalilla National Park in Ecuador. La Isla de La Plata is considered a breeding area for different species of whales and dolphins. It is also a place where they unite together. Only in these few month you can enjoy acrobatic shows from these wonderful animals. 100% guaranteed whale watching (from June to October 15). If you do not see them, we will refund your money.