Too poor to visit the Galapagos? Isla de la Plata, only ninety minutes off the coast, offers a great budget alternative for backpackers looking for a taste of Ecuador's wildlife. Blue-footed boobies are just one of the highlights!
From the bus ride down the hairpin-laden highway, you and every other first time visitor will crane your neck through gaps in the trees to catch a glimpse of the incredible vista. As the bus continues to roll down at high speed, it will suddenly open up to a perfectly blue lake studded with volcanoes.
Welcome to LakeAtitlán, where you can check out anytime, but will probably never want to leave.
A great budget option in San Pedro with one of the best views of Lake Atitlan and the Indian Nose thrown in for free.