Every year between June and September near the Puerto Lopez coast humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) appear to breed and give birth, offering an unforgettable show. Jumps, and giant breaths tails sticking to the surface just meters away attracts thousands of tourists every year making the whale 's main tourist attraction of Puerto Lopez.
Isla de la Plata is one of the main attractions of the Machalilla National Park. With its exceptional beauty, it gives you a unique opportunity to see many bird species and to practice snorkel. It is the best option for ecotourism in Puerto López. It also has cultural significance because it is the place where the legendary pirate Sir Francis Drake used to hide his stolen treasures and where the Manteña culture used to perform their ceremonies.
Located in the Machalilla National Park, this path goes through a dry forest where you will find typical flora and fauna. During the tour you will pass by several viewpoints with the most beautiful views of the surrounding beaches. At the end, you will get to Los Frailes, the main beach which is recognized as one of the most beautiful in Ecuador.
Agua Blanca is an archaeological site where you will know houses and temples of the Manteña culture, which existed over 1500 years ago. It is located in the heart of Machalilla National Park with an archeological museum and natural attractions, such as a sulfur pool and secondary forests.
Salango village offers many options for tourists who want to visit: from the first inhabitants museum to trying the local cuisine, also called "manabita". Moreover, you can practice snorkelling on a coral reef, fishing, paragliding, biking, trekking and you will have the oportunity to appreciate the most beautiful landscapes of Machalilla National Park from its special viewpoint.