Olón offers you many possibilities to spend the day.
Relax on Olón's wonderful beach, or walk along the beach for 7km, all the way to the end. Have a Coffee & Cake in La Entrada and take the bus back!
Olón is also excellent for bird-watching and going into the forest for a walk, horseback- or bike-ride through the lush green hills.
Beginning in Olón and going north until Puerto Cayo, the Machala National Park Reserve Forest stretches out into the distant hills.
With lots of local plants and trees, such as Caña Brava, Guayacán, Cedro Cubano, Mango, Coffee, Cacao and more from ancient abandoned Haciendas.
In the Reserve, you can encounter a large variety of wildlife, including howler monkeys & many birds, with an especially great variety of Hummingbirds and Parakeets!
Going inland, you can follow Olón's river - or the riverbed in the dry season - upstream and visit the 'Cascadas de Alex' which is a small touristic location that is not always open. Real 'Cascadas' (waterfalls) can be found further inland, but require a tour-guide and good preparation.
Of course, you can also opt for going to the waterfalls at Dos Mangas. Just get a taxi there and book your Tour - either with or without bikes and/or horses - at the Dos Mangas Tourist Information Office!
We're sure you will have a great time in Olón.
Let us know if you want details or recommendations!
Of course, you can also take a day or more to relax in nearby Los Frailes Bay or visit the Morning Fish Market in Puerto Lopez.
For a more cultural experience, do a guided tour of the Archaeological Site of Agua Blanca, with its Museum, Dry Forests and Mud Baths!
It's even possible to combine all three into a single perfect day!
Activities in Olón include:
Visits to the 'Isla de la Plata'
'Silver Island' or 'poor-man's Galapagos'
wildlife that only exists here & on the Galapagos.
Other locations near Olón include:
Oloncito, Olón Beach, Ventura Resort, Valles de Olón, Olonche & others
Sanctuario de Olón
Church and Boarding School
Cascadas de Olón
In the rainy season
Cascadas de Dos Mangas
In the rainy season
Dos Mangas Nature Reserve
Inland from Manglaralto
La Cura de Santa Maria del Fiat
Foundation selling Cured Meats & more
Colegio Agricultural de Olón
High-school in Olón