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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.