Very nice fully furnished poolside 3rd floor efficiency/condo with sky-lights, less than a block from beach and Malecon! Everything you need to move right in: Wi-Fi, Direct-TV, microwave, refrigerator, 2 burner gas stove top, all dishes & utensils, potable water from tap, dispenser for drinking water, walk-in closet, queen bed and bunk bed w/all sheets, etc. It has a Beautiful view from wide walkway/balcony where you can sit for breakfast or dinner. Walking distance to markets, pharmacies, great restaurants, new Municipal Pier or take a Moto-taxi for fun and take a boat for whale watching tours, diving, great fishing trips. Visit Isla de la Plata (poor man's Galapagos), Machalilla National Park, includes Las Frailes Beach, and Aqua Blanca, (a Natural Volcanic Warm Mineral pool).
Puerto L贸pez is the closest village to the Machalilla National Park. The park headquarter is one block behind the plaza in Puerto L贸pez and also features a small museum. The entrance is free of charge as of 2012 (see Los Frailes below).
The serene Playa Los Frailes is located 10Km north of Puerto Lopez inside Machalilla National Park. You can take a Moto-taxi there for around $6 round-trip or simply hop on a northbound bus and ask to be dropped off at Los Frailes (50 centavos one way). As of 2012, entry is free of charge (apparently it used to be rather expensive; Lonely Planet and other popular guides are outdated on this subject).
Agua Blanca is a small village and archaeological site of the Mante帽o people. It's named after a pre-incan sulfur-water pool in the village. Entrance fee for the area is $5 (includes entrance to local museum, guide and bath in sulfur pool).
Salango Museum Pre-Columbian Archaeological Museum Salango Commune is the first institution Museum of Ecuador, has an extraordinary collection of original and authentic pottery, spondyllus shells, reflecting the worldview, social structure, and the pottery of the prehistoric people of the current territory Ecuador.