Situated off Ecuador's central coast, the Isla de La Plata is a small uninhabited island that is part of the Machalilla National Park. The island features beaches, shrubland, and headlands, and is known for its large diversity of animal species and marine birds such as the Nazca booby, blue-footed booby, and red-footed booby. Seals are also regularly spotted. There are a few trails for walks and hiking, and a highlight is a shrine from Inca times that is located on the island.