Dos Mangas TourMarch 27, 2017
Dos Mangas is about 10 minutes distance from Olon by taxi, or 20 minutes by bus. Being part of the Machalilla National Park, entrance is free, but you can rent horses or a tour guide for a small fee.
The completely natural reserve harbors a huge variety of tiny little birds and swarms of colorful butterflies everywhere! You can also see a lot of local flora and hear, and maybe even see, Howler Monkeys in the high trees!
The fantastic views of the sheltered bay make for some perfect holiday pictures! The nice 'surf' of the waves breaking on the beach are a great way to cool down, and there is almost always a nice breeze coming from the sea! Be careful tho, you will surely need a lot of sunscreen here...
Aguas Blancas is a historical site, with a small museum, guided tours for cultural and bird-watching, in the middle of the dry forest. Just once a year, the entire region is completely green, which is enough for thousands of birds to stay here all year waiting for the rain! Inside the Aguas Blancas complex, you can find some touristic facilities as well, such as natural bud-baths that are supposedly very good for your skin! The mud is for sale too, at a low cost, so make sure not to miss this opportunity!