The Pacific Ocean region touching Ecuador is home to the Machalilla National Park on the central coast. This includes the South East Peninsula. You can sail off to Isla de la Plata where they can see humpback whales and other types of animal and bird species or can wander the 15 km beach of Punta Carnero. You'll have time to explore and enjoy the region of Pacific Ocean, making the most of the sun, sea and sand. The Pacific Ocean region includes the Aqua Blana Archaeological Site and Museum at Chirije Dig. There are several bird sanctuaries to visit, and caves to explore. In Aqua Blanca you can find the ruins of a major city dating from the Manteño period.