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Isla de la Plata: "Silver Island" also called: "Poor Man's Galapagos"... ...see many animals exclusive to the Galapagos! In just 40 minutes with our new vehicle, we will take you to a boat, fully insured and registered, to take you to the Isla de la Plata in about an hour! On your way you might see a lot of dolphins, maybe even some whales and lots of birds and other Marine Life, such as big Sea-Turtles, Manta Rays and lots...
Olon offers Snorkeling, Scuba-Diving, Para-Sailing, Jet-ski Rentals... ...and many more activities! The Ocean is full of beautiful sights here in and around Olon... Go and find the bottom of it, either with snorkeling gear or a full scuba outfit! Do you want to just dive around with a professional instructor, or get your PADI-certificate right away Of course, you can also rent a Water-Ski, banana or speedboat, but that needs to be arranged on forehand! Please contact us with...
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Being part of the Machalilla National Park, the Green Hills around Olon are ideal to do bike tours, especially when it isn't Beach-Weather. Go through Olons (seasonal) river and follow the paths leading to the (former) Bar/Camping called "Las Cascadas de Alex". You will find a lot of wildlife there, especially swarms of colorful birds and butterflies, and with a bit of luck even some Deer or Howler Monkey's! If you do want Waterfalls, you'll need to wait a bit...
In Olon, there are several options for a guided tour on horseback......or ride freely wherever you want to go! Take a few well-fed and small - but very strong - horses into the forested Hills around Olon, and experience some time away from the modern world!
From the rooftop of Rincón d'Olón, you can see Whales pass by......or go see them up close during a boat tour! In just 40 minutes with our new vehicle, we will take you to a boat, fully insured and registered, to take and up-close-and-personal look at these fantastic sea-mammals!
Olon Yoga... ...for Beginners and Experts! There are so many possibilities for Yoga in Olon, Try some Courses or just join a Practice!You can certainly find a quiet spot on Olon's long beach and practice by yourself.In the Sand or on the Grass, under a Palm Tree with a Marvelous View! Another possibility would be joining a week-long Sadhana Clinic, organized every 3 months by "Revista Sahana": Ecuador's #1 Yoga Magazine!These Yoga-Retreats take place at the exclusive "Casa del Árbol...
Dos Mangas is a pristine forest with a nice river, howler monkeys, hummingbirds, parakeets and a great variety of trees native to the Ecuadorian Coast!
At about 45 minutes distance from Olon if you let us drive you there in our 2016 vehicle, or 1 to 1,5 hours by bus, you can find one of the most beautiful unspoiled horse-shoe beaches of Ecuador: Los Frailes!
Spend the Day with Activities in and around Olon
Olon offers you many possibilities to spend the day. Are you ready to try some Tours in Olon and Area? If you want to get off the Beach for a day, let us know!
Olon Beach & Forest
Olon's wonderful beach is a perfect holiday on it's own, and you can walk or ride along the beach for over 7km, all the way to the end at La Entrada. Have a Coffee & Cake there at Dulces de Benito and you have the option to take a bus or taxi back to Olon! Olon is also excellent for Bird-watching. Just walk around town, or try your luck by going into the forest for a walk, horseback- or bike-ride through the lush green hills. Many Birds and Butterflies will be all around you, and you may hear and see some Howler-monkeys, Deer or even Tigrillos!
Machalilla National Park
Olon's Forest is the official beginning of the Machalilla National Park Reserve Forest, which stretches out into the distant hills all the way to the foothills of the Andes. Going north, the Machalilla National Park continues for over 80km, passing Ayampe, Puerto Lopez & Puerto Cayo.
In Olon's Forest & hills, you will find lots of local plants and trees, such as Caña Brava, Guayacán, Cedro Cubano, Mango, Coffee, Cacao and more. These are mainly remainders from ancient abandoned Haciendas combined with land being worked on by locals. In the Reserve, you can encounter a large variety of Hummingbirds and Parakeets!
Going inland, you have the option to follow Olon's river upstream - or at least its riverbed when it's the dry season. There, you can 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! 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!
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