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Isla de la Plata
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Isla de la Plata

Isla de la Plata, or Silver Island, is an island located in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Ecuador. It is part of the Machalilla National Park, and is roughly 15 miles off the coast of the Manabí Province. This island is known for its abundance of wildlife, including blue-footed boobies, frigatebirds, and sea turtles. It is also home to a variety of plant species, as well as a beautiful coral reef.

Isla de la Plata is a popular tourist destination, with visitors coming to experience the island’s natural beauty and wildlife. There are several tour companies that offer boat trips to the island, as well as guided tours of the area.

In addition to its natural beauty, Isla de la Plata has a rich history. It is believed to be the site of Sir Francis Drake’s 1577 raid, where he looted a Spanish galleon. Later, in the 19th century, the island was used as a base for illegal whaling operations.

Today, Isla de la Plata is a protected area, with the Ecuadorian government taking steps to ensure the preservation of its natural beauty and wildlife. The island is also the site of an annual festival that celebrates the island’s history and culture.

Isla de la Plata is a stunning island with a unique history and abundant wildlife. Its location off the coast of Ecuador makes it a great destination for visitors looking to explore the natural beauty of the area and experience a piece of Ecuadorian culture.

Excursion tips for a day in Isla de la Plata

Isla de la Plata in Ecuador is a beautiful island with plenty of activities to offer tourists. On a day trip, visitors can:

1. Go snorkeling and explore the vibrant marine life of the island.
2. Take a guided tour of the island and learn about its history and culture.
3. Hike through the lush rainforest and observe the diverse wildlife.
4. Relax on the beach and soak up the sun.
5. Enjoy a picnic lunch or dinner on the beach.
6. Visit the nearby town of Puerto Lopez and explore the local shops and restaurants.
7. Take a boat tour around the island and admire the stunning scenery.
8. Go whale watching and observe the humpback whales.
9. Visit the nearby Machalilla National Park and explore the mangroves, beaches, and lagoons.
10. Go bird watching and observe some of the island's unique species.

Experience Isla de la Plata with unforgettable activities by our partner GetYourGuide. The offer is also ideal as a special gift idea for family and friends who are planning to visit Isla de la Plata. Cancellations are possible up to 24h before the start of the activity (unless otherwise stated in the activity description), with a full refund of the booking price.

The climate in Isla de la Plata

The climate in Isla de la Plata in Ecuador is tropical and humid, with temperatures ranging from the mid-70s (F) in the winter to the mid-90s (F) in the summer. The rainy season runs from December to May and during this time the island receives the most rainfall. During the dry season, from June to November, the island experiences sunny days with little to no rainfall. The island is also subject to occasional hurricane activity during the rainy season. Overall, Isla de la Plata enjoys a warm and humid climate year-round, with a wet season and a dry season.

Cruise weather for Isla de la Plata

Our weather forecast for Isla de la Plata helps plan your stay according to the weather. For sunny days, pack light and breathable clothes, swimwear, and sunscreen. For winter weather, it's recommended to bring warm clothes, gloves, a hat, sturdy footwear, and a raincoat.

Date Icon Temperature Wind speed/gusts Cloudiness/Visibility Air humidity/pressure Sunrise/Sunset
Jul. 25th 2024 Jul. 25th 2024 max: 22.1 °C
min: 21.4 °C
17.3 m/s
15.8 m/s
92.7 %
24.1 m
82.6 %
1,014 hPa
06:29:09
18:32:37
Jul. 26th 2024 Jul. 26th 2024 max: 22.1 °C
min: 21.5 °C
18.4 m/s
17.3 m/s
95.6 %
24.1 m
83.6 %
1,013 hPa
06:29:07
18:32:38
Jul. 27th 2024 Jul. 27th 2024 max: 22.0 °C
min: 21.4 °C
16.9 m/s
16.2 m/s
85.4 %
24.1 m
82.1 %
1,012 hPa
06:29:05
18:32:38
Jul. 28th 2024 Jul. 28th 2024 max: 22.1 °C
min: 21.3 °C
14.4 m/s
13.3 m/s
96.4 %
24.1 m
83.3 %
1,012 hPa
06:29:03
18:32:38
Jul. 29th 2024 Jul. 29th 2024 max: 22.3 °C
min: 21.7 °C
22.4 m/s
20.2 m/s
99.3 %
24.1 m
85.8 %
1,013 hPa
06:29:00
18:32:37
Jul. 30th 2024 Jul. 30th 2024 max: 22.2 °C
min: 21.9 °C
27.4 m/s
28.1 m/s
61.4 %
24.1 m
85.7 %
1,012 hPa
06:28:56
18:32:35
Jul. 31st 2024 Jul. 31st 2024 max: 22.4 °C
min: 21.8 °C
26.6 m/s
27.4 m/s
44.9 %
24.1 m
83.1 %
1,012 hPa
06:28:51
18:32:33
Aug. 1st 2024 Aug. 1st 2024 max: 22.3 °C
min: 21.6 °C
23.0 m/s
22.0 m/s
31.8 %
24.1 m
81.7 %
1,013 hPa
06:28:46
18:32:30
Aug. 2nd 2024 Aug. 2nd 2024 max: 22.0 °C
min: 21.6 °C
20.2 m/s
19.1 m/s
44.6 %
24.1 m
81.1 %
1,012 hPa
06:28:40
18:32:27
Aug. 3rd 2024 Aug. 3rd 2024 max: 21.9 °C
min: 21.5 °C
18.7 m/s
18.4 m/s
77.3 %
24.1 m
81.5 %
1,012 hPa
06:28:34
18:32:23
Aug. 4th 2024 Aug. 4th 2024 max: 21.8 °C
min: 21.3 °C
15.8 m/s
14.4 m/s
83.1 %
24.1 m
82.5 %
1,011 hPa
06:28:27
18:32:19
Aug. 5th 2024 Aug. 5th 2024 max: 22.1 °C
min: 21.3 °C
14.0 m/s
13.3 m/s
86.0 %
24.1 m
83.9 %
1,012 hPa
06:28:19
18:32:13
Aug. 6th 2024 Aug. 6th 2024 max: 22.0 °C
min: 21.7 °C
20.0 m/s
20.2 m/s
93.8 %
24.1 m
85.0 %
1,013 hPa
06:28:11
18:32:08
Aug. 7th 2024 Aug. 7th 2024 max: 22.2 °C
min: 21.7 °C
23.0 m/s
23.8 m/s
71.7 %
24.1 m
82.4 %
1,013 hPa
06:28:02
18:32:02

Cruises to Isla de la Plata

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Scheduled ship calls in Isla de la Plata, Ecuador
Date Ship Arrival Departure Details
Nov. 9th 2024 Saturday, 9th of Nov. 2024 HANSEATIC inspiration 12:00 am 12:00 am
Mar. 22nd 2025 Saturday, 22nd of Mar. 2025 HANSEATIC nature 12:00 am 12:00 am
Mar. 23rd 2025 Sunday, 23rd of Mar. 2025 HANSEATIC nature 12:00 am 12:00 am
Apr. 10th 2025 Thursday, 10th of Apr. 2025 SH Vega 12:00 am 12:00 am
Nov. 24th 2025 Monday, 24th of Nov. 2025 HANSEATIC inspiration 12:00 am 12:00 am

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